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Studying English literature with psychology will give you a range of interesting topics to explore in depth. As a psychology student, you will examine the complex workings of the mind, while in English literature you will seek to investigate how others have reflected its creative, emotional and ideological side through a variety of texts.
Our two-year fast-track degrees have been created so that you can:
Start your career or masters course a year sooner
Save money by paying for just two years’ tuition fees
Save money on the costs associated with being a student
- Based at Farnborough College of Technology, we offer classroom-based lectures, a small campus experience and plenty of personalised support. This makes us a popular choice locally for those who want to study higher education in a down-to-earth setting – where you won’t get lost in the crowd.
Modules chosen at Level 5 and Level 6 of study will define the particular degree title awarded, of either BA (Hons) Psychology with English Literature or BA (Hons) English Literature with Psychology.
What will I study?
For those interested in the mind and human behaviour, psychology is a fascinating subject to explore. Our degree introduces you to a number of insightful topics, designed to stimulate and challenge your way of thinking.
Biological, social, developmental and cognitive psychology are investigated to uncover the reasons for certain human behaviours. These topics are linked to real-life issues to encourage relevant thought about why people are the way they are.
You will dive into important topics such as research methods and data analysis to ensure your work is academically sound while feeling confident about your ability to create insightful work that unpicks the human mind.
English literature is naturally an ideal subject for those with a passion for books, reading, and the spoken word. We encounter literature every day - in books, magazines, poetry, advertising, plays, song lyrics, and TV boxsets. The ability to analyse these texts and their subtle meanings is a skill that could lead to a range of interesting careers.
At Farnborough, you will read a range of stimulating and diverse texts. This ranges from the Renaissance period to the modern day while learning about historical contexts, gender and literature, poetic language and more along the way.
A degree in English will hone your own communication skills and encourage creative writing – skills that can help set you apart from other graduates when starting your new career.
Level 4 (Year 1: September – April)
The aim of the Level 4 programme is to give you a thorough grounding in both psychology and English literature. Typical topics studied include:
- Introduction to Psychology
- Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
- Psychological Research Methods
- Introduction to Biological Psychology
- The Novel Genre: Narrative, Culture, and Historical Context
- Poetic Language
- Introduction to Critical Theory
You will also benefit from a course in academic skills for degree students.
Level 5 (April in Year 1 – December in Year 2)
Level 5 of the programme offers you the opportunity to develop your skills in more depth in a range of topics. Options are chosen from the following:
- Social Psychology I
- Biological Psychology
- Developmental Psychology
- Applied Research for Psychology
- Victorian Literature
- The Romantics
- The Modern World: the long 18th century
- Introduction to the Renaissance
Level 6 (January in Year 2 to July in Year 2)
In the final Level of study, you will have the opportunity to specialise in your chosen area. For example:
In addition to taught modules, a dissertation will allow you to conduct research and investigate a topic in greater depth.
- 20th Century Literature Studies: 1880 - 1945
- Gender and Literature
- 20th Century Literature Studies: Post-War Literature
- Dissertation (Eng)
- Social Psychology II
- Individual Differences
- Cognitive Psychology
A wide range of assessment methods are used in this programme, which have been chosen to suit the subject material being taught. The range of assessment methods you will experience will give you the confidence and capability to complete an honours degree and progress further in your career. Your tutor will be on hand to provide support during the assessment process and discuss any queries you may have.
The range of assessment methods used in this programme includes:
- In-class tests
- Assessed assignments
- Formative assessment through assignment work feedback
- Formal seen examination
- Formal unseen examinations
- Poster presentations
- Powerpoint presentations
- Reflective report
- Literature review
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
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