University of Derby has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
Our foundation year offers the chance to strengthen your skills, knowledge and confidence – with extensive support from our expert staff – before you advance to stage one of your honours degree. It could also be beneficial if you are planning a career change and want to get to grips with aspects of subjects which are new to you.
On this exciting and challenging degree, you’ll analyse literature as well as studying the English language. You will consider both in relation to intellectual history, cultural politics and linguistic theory. You can choose the TESOL pathway if you want to teach English to speakers of other languages.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This English Literature and Language BA will truly expand your mind. You’ll look at a range of cultural expression from across the world and from very different historical periods – you will witness the variety of human experience. We’ll explain the key differences in approach between English Language and English Literature but you’ll also see clearly how they interrelate. Modules include Black Atlantic Literatures, Colonialism and Independence, Modernism, and Language and the Mind: Psycholinguistics.
IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?
If you are looking for a course that combines analysis of the English language with study of literary history and the close reading of literature, this is for you. If the thought of teaching English abroad excites you, consider the TESOL pathway.
HOW YOU WILL LEARN
Through thought-provoking lectures, seminars and tutorials. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss and debate ideas. You can also take part in study visits to cinemas, film festivals, theatres, museums, galleries and heritage centres. There’s a big emphasis on developing your research skills, so independent projects are a key part of the second and third years.
OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES
If you take the TESOL pathway, you will take modules that give you a grounding in TESOL teaching theory and methodology, and then undertake a second-year placement and third-year teaching practice. Non TESOL students can choose to study for a semester in America while TESOL students can take part in summer camps in places like Lithuania and Estonia.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
You will leave this course as a confident and articulate English Literature and Language graduate, with excellent communication and analytical skills – something that employers need and value. This gives you career prospects in fields ranging from teaching and academia to journalism and publishing, arts management and the creative industries. If you take the TESOL pathway, you can obviously go on to teach English to speakers of other languages in the UK or internationally.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits:
45 at Level 3
15 at Level 2
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English are preferred, however if you don't have these qualifications you will be able to undertake Maths and English at L2 as part of your course of study.|
English language requirements
IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test(SELT)at CEFR level B2 or above
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|