The programme aims to provide a coherent and integrated course of study that will teach core skills in analysing literature and language. It aims to develop knowledge of the conventions and techniques of the principal literary genres and the forms of different types of writing and verbal communication.
Most areas of professional and personal life depend on an insightful, analytical and persuasive use of language. The soft skills of communication, collaboration and critical thinking are now some of the most sought-after by employers, and the study of literature develops critical and creative faculties of communication and reasoning that enable full participation in social, cultural and working life.
The programme provides a broad and balanced study of literature in English from the late Medieval period to the present, developing knowledge and critical understanding of literary history, theory, genres and contexts. The programme has a distinct employability strand which builds critical digital literacies and soft skills, offering opportunities for reflective work-related learning and culminates in the development of a graduate identity that brings together all of the critical, reflective and evaluative skills evolved from the study of English with practical real-world skills and experience.
- Course Level
- Ucas Code
• Academic and Professional Development (study skills module supporting academic writing at degree level)
• Language and Representation (how culture, ideology, and identity are represented through language)
• Readers and Texts (theoretical approaches to analysing literature)
• Form and Meaning (understanding the mechanics of poetry)
• Intermedialities (examining the relationship between media)
• Drama and Film (analysis of drama and film)
• Early Modern Literature (critical analysis of literature and drama from the early modern period)
• Romanticism (critical analysis of poetry and literature from the romantic period)
• Modernism (an exploration of the ‘little magazines’ that promoted the manifestos of the modernist period leading into an analysis of key modernist texts)
• Texts and Contexts (contextualising socio-historical influences in different genres)
• Academic and Professional Practice (student-led collaborative community engagement projects)
At level 6 you may write a dissertation and will study the following modules:
• Studies in Short Fiction (critical/creative approach to contemporary short fiction)
• Writing the Future (critical analysis of science/speculative fiction)
• Modern Drama (critical analysis of contemporary drama)
•Academic and Professional Progression (supporting transition from higher education into graduate career
All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
Essays, multimedia presentations, posters, assessed seminars, digital artefacts, collaborative projects.
Any of the following:
• 64 UCAS points
• A- level English Language and Literature
• Access to HE Diploma
• In line with the widening participation strategy, mature students without these qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis.
Successful graduates could progress to the MA Literature and Digital Culture or a PGCE.