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English Literature BA (Hons)

Durham University

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    Q300

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    6th

  • Subject Ranking

    1st

    (English)
  • Entry Standards

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    206

  • Graduate Prospects

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    82

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.13

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

Course Summary

Single Honours in English Studies offers a comprehensive syllabus, which combines traditional areas of literary study with new and developing areas of the discipline. It aims to develop your conceptual abilities and analytical skills by exposing you to a variety of literary critical approaches, to promote and develop clarity and persuasiveness in argument and expression, and to enable you to develop, to a high degree of competence, a range of skills which are subject-specific and transferable. A Degree in English Studies will equip you for a wide variety of professions and employment, as well as for advanced postgraduate study of English and related disciplines.**Year 1**There are three compulsory modules in Year 1 – Introduction to Drama, Introduction to the Novel, and Introduction to Poetry – each of which introduces you to representative works in the major literary genres. There are also four optional modules, from which Single Honours students may select one, two or three. Previously these have offered the possibility to study important influences on English literature (Classical and Biblical Backgrounds to English Literature), early literature (Romance and the Literature of Chivalry and Myth and Epic of the North) and the history of the English language (English: Language, Use, Theory).This year will focus on advancing skills of critical analysis and argument you have already acquired at A Level, critical skills in the close reading and analysis of texts, such as the awareness of formal and aesthetic dimensions of literature and of the affective power of language, and on the introduction of more advanced concepts and theories relating to literature.Compulsory modules:Introduction to DramaIntroduction to the NovelIntroduction to Poetry.Optional modules:Up to three of the following selected from a range which has previously included (or up to two open modules offered by other departments):Romance and the Literature of ChivalryMyth and Epic of the NorthClassical and Biblical Backgrounds to English LiteratureEnglish: Language, Use, Theory.**Study Abroad**You may apply to study abroad for an additional year between Levels 2 and 3 (transferring from BA Hons in English Literature to BA Hons English Literature with a Year Abroad). Supported by the International Office and the Department’s International Co-ordinator, you can put yourself forward for the following study abroad options: **The Overseas Exchange programme** (university-wide links with institutions in North America, the Far East, Australasia, and so on). A list of the University’s current partners is available here: https://www.durham.ac.uk/international/studyabroad/exchange/outgoing/partnerunis/ **The Erasmus programme** (Departmental link with universities in EU countries). For more information on this course, please see our website.

Entry Requirements

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  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

A*AA

Details

Specific subjects/grades required for entry:English Literature at grade A or English - Language & Literature at grade A.Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical component will be required to take and pass this as a condition of entry. This refers only to English A Levels.

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

6th

About this University

At Durham University, students have a choice of a wide range of courses, access to research-informed teaching by world-leading experts, outstanding study facilities and a great experience outside of their studies. The collegiate system is at the heart of the distinctive Durham experience, offering a diverse, multidisciplinary community of academics, students and staff from different backgrounds and cultures.

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College of St Hild and St Bede

St Hild and St Bede

Durham

DH1 1SZ

UNITED KINGDOM