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English Literature and Philosophy BA (Hons)

Durham University

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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    QV35

  • 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

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  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    28-SEP-20

Course Summary

Joint Honours in English and Philosophy is a cross-disciplinary course, which develops and assesses skills, knowledge, and understanding across English and Philosophy, typically including a range of major philosophical and literary texts, important concepts, questions, arguments and methods. The course also fosters understanding of the relationships between English and Philosophy (through, for example, the compulsory Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism module, as well as optional modules offered by both Departments) and to develop detailed knowledge in either English or Philosophy through the preparation of a Dissertation on a chosen topic. The syllabus is equally weighted between the two subjects, although you may take one module more in one of the subjects (and therefore one less in the other) in year three.**Year 1**You will take three modules in English literature and three modules in Philosophy. The three first-year compulsory English modules introduce you to representative works in the major literary genres (novel, drama, and poetry), including knowledge of a range of writing before 1800. In the three first-year compulsory Philosophy modules, you will encounter the ideas and arguments of some of the major philosophers in the history of the subject, in their own writings; some central theories and arguments in the fields of Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology, or Philosophy of Mind, broadly understood; some central theories and arguments in the fields of Moral, Political, or Social Philosophy, broadly understood.**Compulsory modules**In the first year, you will take the following English Literature and Philosophy modules:Introduction to DramaIntroduction to the NovelIntroduction to PoetryEthics and ValuesKnowledge and RealityReading Philosophy.**Study Abroad**You may apply to study abroad for an additional year between Levels 2 and 3 (transferring from BA Hons in English Literature and Philosophy to BA Hons English Literature and Philosophy 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.dur.ac.uk/international/studyabroad/exchange/outgoing/partnerunis/**The Erasmus Programme** (Departmental link maintained with universities in EU countries). For more information on this course, please see our website.

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  • 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