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English Literature and International Relations BA (Hons)

University of Reading

Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    LQF3

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    40th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    40th

    10 (Politics)
  • Entry Standards

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    128

  • Graduate Prospects

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    76

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    3.67

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    OCT-20

Course Summary

Whether you explore post-colonial literature or debate the ‘Arab Spring’, this degree lets you explore the world from different perspectives. Examine some of the world’s most pressing problems as they are represented in literary works and as they are analysed through the study of International Relations.In English Literature you will read more of authors and genres that you already know (from tragedy to Gothic, from Shakespeare and Dickens to Plath and Beckett) and also encounter aspects of literary studies that you may not know so well, from children’s literature to publishing studies and the history of the book. Our academics have published research on everything from medieval poetry to contemporary Caribbean and American fiction.As you progress through your degree, your module choices become more diverse and specialised: you can do archive work on "Studying manuscripts", or look at the politics of literature in "Class matters". Everyone in our department teaches at every level of the degree, giving you the benefit of our expertise and making you part of the conversation about our research and its impact.In International Relations you will learn how to apply political theories and techniques to the issues that make news headlines across the globe. There are opportunities to choose from a wide range of specialist core and optional modules, covering issues such as European political integration, international terrorism and the Middle East crisis, and to take part in United Nations and Middle East simulations, gaining an insight into the political process. You can also take part in other activities that are related to the subject, such as the Department of Politics and International Relations' weekly politics radio show and learn other useful skills such as presenting and audio editing. We place a strong emphasis on small-group learning. We believe that the study of English Literature and International Relations is a discursive process in which we learn by sharing our ideas, and so we are determined to keep class sizes small enough so that everyone feels able to contribute. We provide detailed and thorough feedback on your written work within 15 working days: this is crucial to your development as someone whose career will involve the writing of clear and persuasive documents.Throughout your degree you will be thinking about the career choices and we help you put in place the skills and experience that you need to launch that career. Our innovative placement scheme gives you the chance to undertake a placement in commerce, industry or the arts. You can also take a placement module on languages and literature.In international relations, you can undertake a two-week placement as part of our module on British government and politics. This is an opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience of working with an MP, charity, pressure group, local councillor or media organisation. **Careers**Through this course you will develop strong analytical and research skills, as well as becoming experienced in delivering presentations and working as part of a group. These transferable skills will prove immensely valuable when applying for jobs related to your studies and in different fields altogether.As an English literature graduate, you will enter the job market with highly-developed research and communication skills; you will know how to access reliable information on any topic and how to present your findings in clear and persuasive language. You will have the critical and cultural awareness necessary for working in the public sector and the media.Some graduates decide to continue their studies at postgraduate level; others have successful careers in fields as diverse as law, business administration, web-design, teaching and journalism. Pas

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Grades / Points

BBB

Details

A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature, English Language, Drama & Theatre Studies, Creative Writing.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

40th

About this University

The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is ranked 205 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). It has over 150 years of history, with origins as a University of Oxford extension college.

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