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If you have a passion for language and communication then this is the degree for you. In choosing to study a Modern Language alongside English Literature you will greatly enhance your communication skills and gain the experience necessary for a successful career in a wide range of exciting professions. If you love exploring and analysing literary texts and their relationship to society and culture, opt for our English Literature route. Your Modern Language studies will focus on developing excellent verbal and written communication skills in your chosen language while exploring the society and culture of the countries where your language is spoken. You will have the opportunity to spend a period abroad in order to immerse yourself in that language and culture.
Students choosing the English Literature pathway will study traditional figures such as Shakespeare and Dickens alongside options in American literature and culture, gothic, graphic novels, drama, theatre, film, children’s literature and the fairy tale. You will learn about the relationship between literature and culture, understanding the vital role played by literary productions in interpreting the world around us. You’ll also learn to communicate with clarity and precision in oral and written forms, appreciating the value of aesthetic qualities in all modes of human interaction. You can participate in a Live Literature project – our students have organised creative writing events, worked with literary festivals and book awards, as well as organising a major ‘Comicon’ event.
Members of our English team work with the media, including the BBC, both television and radio and have acted as consultants with a range of businesses, such as Lancaster Theatre Productions and The Lancaster Literature Festival. We are also involved with events at the Whitworth Gallery, The Harris Museum and Library and International Slavery Museum, Liverpool. Each year we welcome leading experts and guest speakers from the creative industries. These have included playwright Caryl Phillips, Broadways actress Judy Blazer and Professors Rod Ellis and Ritsuko Kikusaw, both leaders in the field of language and linguistics.
Year 1 (120 credits): Core Modern Language Module (40 credits or 60 credits for ab initio languages), Reading Texts: Literary Theory (20 credits), Introduction to Renaissance Literature (20 credits) or English Language and Linguistics Modules TBA (20+20 credits), Free-choice Elective/s Module
Students studying their Modern Language from post A level will be able to take two free choice elective modules each worth 20 credits. You can choose an additional modern language or one of a wide choice of elective modules available from across university subject areas.
Year 2 (120 credits): Core Modern Language and Society Modules (20+20 credits), Modern Language Optional Module (20 credits), A World of Difference : Literature and Globalisation (20 credits), Live Literature Project (20 credits) or English Language and Linguistics Modules TBA (20+20 credits), Free-choice Elective Module
Year 3 (120 credits): Assessed Year Abroad (120 credits) OR Core Modern Language Module (20 credits), The Shock of the New : Modern and Contemporary Literature (20 credits) or Core English Language and Linguistics Module TBS (20 credits), 3 Option Modules, one from each subject area (20+20+20 credits), Dissertation or Translation Project (20 credits)
Year 4: As above for students returning from Year 3 abroad
How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||104 points||including English or a related subject|
|A level||104 UCAS points at A2 including English or a related subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MMM||including English or a related subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||106 UCAS points including English or a related subject|
|Scottish Higher||104 UCAS points including English or a related subject|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent, and Foreign Language at grade C/4 (or good personal statement). Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including English or a related subject|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||104 UCAS points including English or a related subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||including English or a related subject|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||104 UCAS points including English or a related subject|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|