English BA (Hons)

University of Derby

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    5 (English)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary

This highly-rated English degree will change the way you think. As you discover a range of literature from across the globe, you will consider what these texts say about identity, desire, cultural politics and the nature of reality itself.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?In the last National Student Survey, this BA (Hons) English achieved a 100% overall satisfaction score. We cover a fascinating range of genres, including classical myth, the evolution of fantasy, the representation of crime, existentialist writing and the 19th century realist novel. There are no exams (you are assessed in other ways) and you can choose to study for a semester in America. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?If you enjoy reading and analysing literature and are interested in finding out how critical and philosophical ideas can change the way we read, this is your course. HOW YOU WILL LEARNThrough thought-provoking lectures, seminars and tutorials, as well as reading from primary and secondary sources. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss and debate ideas.OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCESYou will have the opportunity to take part in study visits to cinemas, museums, galleries, heritage centres and theatres. You will also complete work-based learning projects and placements for cultural institutions like these.CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITYAbove all else, English graduates have excellent communication and analytical skills – something that employers need and value. In addition, we aim to develop your public-speaking and debating skills by assessing your participation in seminars; you will also be enabled to deliver presentations and conference papers articulately and with confidence. This opens up a range of careers in a range of fields including teaching, journalism, publishing and arts administration.RELATED COURSESIntegrated Masters in English (MLit)BA (Hons) English Literature and Language with optional TESOL pathwayEnglish (Joint Honours)

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  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
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Grades / Points



At least a grade C at A level in English or related subject (or equivalent qualification)

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of Derby is recognised for its teaching quality, rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. Industry-experienced lecturers, modern facilities, and opportunities for placements and study abroad combine to give students the practical skills, academic knowledge, and confidence to succeed in their chosen career.


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