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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    QW36

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    40th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    57th

    7 (English)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    128

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    63

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.90

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    OCT-20

Course Summary

On this programme, you will explore two complementary and inter-connected media (the written word and film) that have shaped modern culture.You will be studying in two departments who collaborate with each other extensively. English Literature was one of the first university departments in the UK to study American and Canadian authors such as Margaret Atwood. We continue this tradition with a curriculum that includes the best of contemporary writing from Britain, America and the Caribbean. The Department of Film, Theatre & Television pioneered the study of film in UK higher education, and we continue to lead in the range and breadth of the modules we offer.You will learn about film from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to the present day, and from contemporary Hollywood to avant-garde cinema, together with new forms of digital entertainment and video art. Our teaching is a dynamic mix of theory and practice, and optional modules that include group-based practical projects are available for those who enjoy practice-based study. You will have access to a studio with multi-camera facilities, a talk-back system and Chroma key, and a studio gallery linked to the theatres for live filming and mixing work. We provide industry-standard software and support from dedicated technicians, and all spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment and lighting. You can attend trips to a range of world-class performances in London and the surrounding area, and work with academics at the cutting edge of research into stage and screen, in the UK and worldwide. Our partnerships and connections with the contemporary creative world mean that you gain a rich and critically informed knowledge of the techniques that are shaping creative practice today.English Literature modules enable you to examine in greater detail authors and genres that you already know (from tragedy to Gothic, from Shakespeare and Dickens to Plath and Beckett), and also introduce you to 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, and they will help you to develop your own literary interests. We place an emphasis on small-group learning because we believe that the study of literature and cinema is a discursive process where we learn by sharing ideas. We provide detailed and thorough feedback on your written work within 15 working days: this is crucial to your development as a writer, whether you intend a career in creative or professional writing.Throughout your degree you will be thinking about career choices and we will 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 an academic placement in commerce, industry or the arts. You can also take a placement module on languages and literature in heritage, in education, and in the media. **Careers**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. Practical work and group projects give you experience of project management and collaborative working. You will have the critical and cultural awareness necessary for working in the public sector and the media.Our graduates go into many walks of life: some work in the performing arts, journalism, the media or teaching. orn fields as diverse as law, business administration, web-design and advertising. Past graduates have gone on to work for employers such the BBC, The Telegraph, Oxford Universi

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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Reading

RG6 6AH

UNITED KINGDOM