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BA (Hons)English Language and Literature

Birmingham City University
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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Overview

This course is divided equally between the study of English Language and English Literature. You will have the opportunity to study a variety of texts ranging from the literary analysis of novels, plays, poems and films, to the linguistic analysis of the spoken word, written journalism and digital media, as well as producing original creative writing.

Throughout your studies, you will develop core skills including independent research, effective written and spoken communication, and critical analysis. These transferable skills are highly valued in a variety of industries from the creative sector, PR and marketing, to teaching, managerial and leadership positions, as well as postgraduate study.

Your course will take place in our state-of-the-art facility, The Curzon Building, with its prestigious city centre location, modern teaching rooms – each with networked presentation equipment – and its brand new library and dedicated drama studio. In your first year, you will study core and optional modules in literature, language, drama and creative writing, and as your degree progresses you will specialise further, undertaking a major collaborative project or work placement, with the opportunity to study overseas.

Our academic staff are internationally recognised for excellence in research and regularly contribute to developments in their fields, and our lecturers include published authors, poets, playwrights and scriptwriters with extensive experience in their disciplines.

Programme structure

The programme combines traditional teaching and learning approaches with innovative, multi-platform learning support, grounded in a student-partnership model which will encourage engagement beyond the scope of the course and ensure that you develop key transferable skills to enhance your employment. The modules you study will help you develop skills in critical analysis, investigative approach and imaginative thinking.

In Year one, you will focus on developing core knowledge, including theory and practice-based elements, across English Studies. In the second half of Year one, you will be able to specialise further in your chosen area of study, and expand that in your Year two and Year three modules.

Career opportunities

English graduates are highly employable. Our alumni have found employment in arts administration, teaching, lecturing, law, media and marketing, management, research and writing, politics and public relations, social work and social administration and librarianship, information services and many other areas.

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