Manchester Metropolitan University

English/Politics Manchester Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Pair these two subjects and you can examine how individuals, groups and nations interact within the context of history, ideology and socio-economic indicators. This knowledge will inform your exploration of the ways writers have helped to reflect and shape the world around them.

English:

Rise to the challenge of English and you’ll set off on an exciting intellectual journey to a future filled with creative possibilities.

This course takes an innovative, modern approach to literature, focusing on drama, prose, fiction and poetry from the 17th century to the present – balancing the traditional with the modern.

Flexibility is key to our approach and as your course progresses you’ll be able to choose course units to suit your own particular interests, such as creative writing, film and cultural theory. Or why not focus geographically and culturally on writing from the USA, Ireland, Africa, India and the Caribbean? And in your final year, you’ll get a chance to spread your wings with a substantial piece of project work that presents a thesis, building on the skills you’ve been developing over previous years.

Our lively department is staffed by internationally renowned writers and critics, and there’s a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. And with our extensive cultural links both in Manchester and further afield, you’ll be in the right place to begin building a creative network for your future.

Politics:

Study politics and you’ll not only master the art of the possible – you’ll open yourself up to an abundance of career possibilities.

The principal focus of the degree is power relations between individuals, social groups and nations – so you’ll explore how the local, national and international intersect to influence both high and low politics, as well as questions of power and justice. You’ll study a broad range of topics, from UK politics, political thought and theory, to international politics, international relations and ‘issue’ politics such as human rights, environmentalism, terrorism and conflict. And that’s just the beginning.

A wide variety of options mean you can pursue your own interests – with things becoming increasingly flexible as you progress through the course. In the final year, you’ll engage more directly with current academic debates and contemporary political developments.

With practical skills training, including advanced analytical approaches, as well as an opportunity to study abroad – with all the experience that brings – a politics degree opens doors to a range of interesting and rewarding career possibilities.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code QLH2
Institution code M40
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 112 points 104-112 UCAS Tariff points from three A2s or acceptable alternatives
A level BCC - BBC An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature. Subjects such as Religious Education, History, Media Studies and General Studies will also be considered
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points - units taken must include some element of literary or cultural study
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered


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