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English

BA (Hons)

90% go on to work/study

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2017

Focus on your area of interest

Choose to study the modules which appeal to you most

Workplace option

You can complete a placement on our English in the Workplace module

UCAS code:
Q300
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Mode of study:
Full-time
Duration:
3 years
Academic year:
17 September 2018 - 21 June 2019
09 September 2019 - 19 June 2020
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Our English degrees will help you to develop the analytic, interpretation and communication skills that today's employers value.

You will develop solid critical and creative intelligence that will open you up to a wide range of professions. On this course, you’ll learn to think critically about texts and their relationship to the societies in which they are written and read. The course is ideal for those who want a career in journalism, teaching, personnel management, social work or the media. Across all of our English courses you will be taught by a dedicated team comprising literary critics, writers and published authors.

We achieved 94% overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (2015/16).

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) English

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) English

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award:

BA (Hons) English

Work placements

“The 'English in the Workplace' Module has been a positive experience. I have gained classroom experience and insight into teaching at KS4 and 5 and had the chance to work with lots of NQTs.” Holly Jukes, Class of 2016

Course content

Our English courses cover a wide choice of options such as: American, Victorian, Modernist and Shakespearean literature. By covering such a diverse range of texts, we allow you to choose and focus on your own areas of interest. In your last semester, you’ll complete an extended piece of supervised personal research and critical writing. Throughout your studies, you’ll have the option to enhance your vocational skills on our English in the Workplace module. You can either draw from our partners in education,publishing and the arts, or arrange your own placement. You will be assessed via critical summaries, essays and presentations and will have very few formal exams.

Our English courses cover a wide choice of options such as: American, Victorian, Modernist and Shakespearean literature. By covering such a diverse range of texts, we allow you to choose and focus on your own areas of interest. In your last semester, you’ll complete an extended piece of supervised personal research and critical writing. Throughout your studies, you’ll have the option to enhance your vocational skills on our English in the Workplace module. You can either draw from our partners in education,publishing and the arts, or arrange your own placement. You will be assessed via critical summaries, essays and presentations and will have very few formal exams.

Our English courses cover a wide choice of options such as: American, Victorian, Modernist and Shakespearean literature. By covering such a diverse range of texts, we allow you to choose and focus on your own areas of interest. In your last semester, you’ll complete an extended piece of supervised personal research and critical writing. Throughout your studies, you’ll have the option to enhance your vocational skills on our English in the Workplace module. You can either draw from our partners in education,publishing and the arts, or arrange your own placement. You will be assessed via critical summaries, essays and presentations and will have very few formal exams.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 30 academic credits with a smaller number of 15 credit modules. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6.  The full-time course has one start point in September.

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2018/2019 full-time undergraduate courses only. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any full-time 2018-2019 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Introduction to English Studies
British Literature 1945 - Present
Early Modern Writing
Poetry of Early Romanticism
Writing for Success
Imagining America: An Introduction to American Literature
Year 2 compulsory modules
Victorian Modernity

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM

Typical UCAS Offer: 112 points

A levels: BBC

BTEC: DMM

Facilities

Careers

Graduates from our English degree often go into teaching, journalism, the Civil Service,publishing, arts administration and graduate management schemes.

Teaching

You will experience a wide variety of approaches to teaching on your course, including lectures, seminars, and tutorials. We also use a 2 hour workshop format which includes short lectures, individual and group tasks and then quick feedback about what has taken place. You will also have the opportunity to undertake independent research assignments, whole group and small group exercises, and the guided development of presentations to help develop your assignments.

Throughout, we focus on ensuring that you progress through your degree in a cumulative way, gaining both subject knowledge and analytical, critical and communicative skills. In our thematic and skills based modules you will learn to reflect upon the literature and culture of English; our placement modules help you to understand how your subject knowledge and skills can be used in a range of different workplace settings.

You will experience a wide variety of approaches to teaching on your course, including lectures, seminars, and tutorials. We also use a 2 hour workshop format which includes short lectures, individual and group tasks and then quick feedback about what has taken place. You will also have the opportunity to undertake independent research assignments, whole group and small group exercises, and the guided development of presentations to help develop your assignments.

Throughout, we focus on ensuring that you progress through your degree in a cumulative way, gaining both subject knowledge and analytical, critical and communicative skills. In our thematic and skills based modules you will learn to reflect upon the literature and culture of English; our placement modules help you to understand how your subject knowledge and skills can be used in a range of different workplace settings.

You will experience a wide variety of approaches to teaching on your course, including lectures, seminars, and tutorials. We also use a 2 hour workshop format which includes short lectures, individual and group tasks and then quick feedback about what has taken place. You will also have the opportunity to undertake independent research assignments, whole group and small group exercises, and the guided development of presentations to help develop your assignments.

Throughout, we focus on ensuring that you progress through your degree in a cumulative way, gaining both subject knowledge and analytical, critical and communicative skills. In our thematic and skills based modules you will learn to reflect upon the literature and culture of English; our placement modules help you to understand how your subject knowledge and skills can be used in a range of different workplace settings.

Assessment

English employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, elearning exercises, poster presentations, reports, reflective diaries, and oral presentations.

English employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, elearning exercises, poster presentations, reports, reflective diaries, and oral presentations.

English employs an innovative range of assessments including essays, elearning exercises, poster presentations, reports, reflective diaries, and oral presentations.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Enabling Centre supports students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments. Each module normally includes practice or 'formative' assessments for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or 'summative' assessment at the end of each module and the grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader. Our teaching is research-informed and 72% of our full-time staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. 

"Staff always make time for me and help me out if I do not quite understand something or are having any problems. The texts we study are varied and enjoyable. Option modules are brilliant. Love Staffs!"

Feedback from National Student Survey 2015

Dr Mark Brown
Dr Mark BrownSenior Lecturer in English

I am the course leader for MA Modern and Contemporary Writing. I lead the Creativity and Crisis in American Literature module and I am a specialist in contemporary American literature.

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For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Part-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£4,620 per year of study

For the academic year 2018/19 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,100 per year of study

For the academic year 2019/20 the tuition fees for this course are:

Mode of study
Full-time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£9,250 per year of study
International (Non-EU)
£11,320 per year of study

UK, EU and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International (Non-EU) students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
17 September 2018
Stoke-on-Trent campus
BA (Hons)
Full-time
09 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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