English Language and Literature, BA Hons

English Language and Literature, BA Hons

Our 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, computer 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.

UCAS code

Q390 G BA/EnLaLi

Department

Literature, Language & Theatre

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

280 UCAS points

OF WHICH 240 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

The programme includes examinations, coursework, oral presentations and project work.

Career options

This programme opens up career opportunities in the teaching of English language and literature, translation and interpretation, journalism, marketing, publishing and information technology to counselling, social work and forensics, as well as a variety of jobs related to human resources, where your background in education and linguistics will be positively valued. You will also have the opportunity to pursue postgraduate language studies with the university. We offer very successful MA programmes in the Management of Language Learning and the MA Literary London. You can also pursue a PhD with us.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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

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

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

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

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

Part time

Year 1

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

Year 2

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

Year 3

Students are required to choose 6 courses from this list of options.

Year 4

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

Year 5

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

Year 6

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

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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English and Creative Writing

Study one of our English or creative writing programmes and explore the written word in all its forms, from drama and visual arts to fiction and poetry.

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