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BA (Hons)English Language and Literature

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Overview

This programme has the attractive feature of combining the academic study of language and communication with the study of literature. For this reason, this programme gives you access to a wide range of careers not only in education, but in areas such as marketing, the digital industry or social media.

The content of the courses is organised around two core strands: language analysis, where the properties of English language (its sound, meaning and use in society) are studied and English literature, where students are introduced to a wide range of challenging texts and new ways of reading. English literature is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry.

The teaching modes we deploy here, together with the assessment methods, will contribute to the development of your skills in data analysis, logical and critical-thinking as well as creative skills. You will participate in lectures and seminars, where you will develop your own projects.

The aims of the programme are:

To think creatively about the relationship between literature and other forms of representation
To learn about the function of language through analysis, exploring its sound, meaning and use in society
To discover new ways to read challenging texts including drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry.

Programme structure

Year 1
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Literary Forms of Representation (30 credits)
Foundations of Linguistics (30 credits)
Language, Communication and Society (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
The Canon: A Short History of Western Literature (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Writing for the Media (30 credits)
How to Argue: Critical Reasoning & Current Debates (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 2
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Applied Linguistics (30 credits)
Meaning in Language (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

American Fictions (30 credits)
Mandarin 1 (30 credits)
Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Fiction since 1800 (30 credits)
Literature in Context: Poetry and Drama since 1800 (30 credits)
International Bestsellers (30 credits)
English For Academic Purposes 6 (30 credits)
English for Academic Purposes 7 (30 credits)
Shakespeare, Then and Now (30 credits)
European Languages (French 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Writing Journalism for the Digital Age (30 credits)
Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 1) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Year 3
Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Literature and Publishing Since 1820 (30 credits)
Advanced Language Structure and Meaning (30 credits)

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Mandarin 2 (30 credits)
Mandarin 3 (30 credits)
Mandarin 4 (30 credits)
Dissertation – Languages and International Studies (30 credits)
The Literature of the Gothic (30 credits)
English in World Literatures: Postcolonial and Transnational Writing (30 credits)
Contemporary Writing and Critical Theory (30 credits)
Contemporary British Theatre (30 credits)
School for Scandal: The Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (30 credits)
Dissertation (LLT) (30 credits)
Work Placement (LTT) Level 6 (30 credits)
European Languages (French 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (French 4) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Italian 4) (30 credits)
Digital Journalism in Practice (30 credits)
Language, Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy (30 credits)
Advanced Applied Linguistics (30 credits)
Work Placement – Languages and International Studies (30 credits)
Language Research Project (French, Italian, Spanish) (30 credits)
Research Placement (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 2) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 3) (30 credits)
European Languages (Spanish 4) (30 credits)

Career opportunities

Completing this programme successfully opens the door to many careers. These include teaching English language and literature, translation and interpretation services, journalism, marketing, publishing and information technology, as well as counselling, social work and forensics. There are also opportunities for human resources roles, where education and linguistics skills are highly valued. You might also consider postgraduate language studies with the university. Some career options may require further study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States