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English and American Literature BA (Hons)

Manchester Metropolitan University

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    QTH7

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    56th

    1
  • Subject Ranking

    7th

    1 (American Studies)
  • Entry Standards

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    125

  • Graduate Prospects

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    n/a

  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.27

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

Course Summary

A degree in English and American Literature offers the opportunity to study writers and writing from cultures both united and divided by a common language.Reflecting the varied and flexible nature of English and American literatures, this course enables you to explore both in equal depth, as you look at how writers from the entwined cultures have reflected and shaped the worlds around them.You’ll explore English literature in all its major forms – prose, poetry and drama – and from all periods, from the Renaissance onwards. At the same time, you’ll look at literature from the USA, from its inception to the present day, relating it to its social and historical contexts, while considering American writers’ enduring struggle to articulate national identity. The course engages with a range of theoretical perspectives on literature and culture, drawn from English and American Studies and related disciplines. But crucially it also recognises that American literature is integral to, rather than separate from, the study of literatures in English.You will have the opportunity to study abroad, including in the US, if you wish, and also the option to do your third year as a placement in Britain or abroad. In your final year you will get the chance to spread your wings with a substantial piece of project work that presents a thesis, building on the skills you've been developing over previous years. Our lively department is staffed by internationally renowned writers and critics, and there's a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching and highly positive student feedback. And with our extensive cultural links both in Manchester and further afield, you'll be in the right place to begin building a creative network for your future.This course has a Foundation Year available.**Features and Benefits**- The English team is friendly, supportive and passionate about the subject, providing a stimulating environment for our students.- Access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the department.- Engage with the Manchester Children’s Book Festival, a year-long programme of events and activities.- We’ll help you build your own network among our many partners within the creative and culturally rich city of Manchester.- Our diverse assessment methods support students in developing presentation and team-working skills which are highly valued by employers.- You will have the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • UCAS Tariff
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

BCC–BBC

Details

An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature or Creative Writing. Subjects such as Drama, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Religious Education, History, Media Studies and General Studies will also be considered

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

56th

About this University

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK with a community of over 38,000 students. It balances a rich and proud heritage with a modern and ambitious approach, striving to disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible to those with passion and potential.

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