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English (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    J3EN

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    97th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    67th

    5 (English)
  • Entry Standards

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

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    113

  • Graduate Prospects

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

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    65

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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

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    4.20

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA/BSc (H)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

In 1821 Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote that ‘poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world’. A century on, Ezra Pound described artists as the ‘antennae of the race’. Literature is provocative, challenging, unsettling and transformational; it exposes us to new perspectives and undermines existing certainties. At the University of Derby, we believe that the study of literature should do this too.**TWO SUBJECTS, ONE DEGREE:** A Joint Honours degree adds variety and interest to your studies. Studying English Joint Honours helps you to keep your career options open and marks you out as a versatile graduate with a broad portfolio of skills. You can combine English Joint Honours with a wide range of subjects at Derby – the full list can be found in the subject options below. **Please ensure you add the second subject you wish to combine with English in the further details section when adding your choice in apply.**- This degree will change the way that you think: you will encounter a wide range of literature from across the globe, studied in the context of perspective-altering theories concerning identity, desire, cultural politics and the nature of reality itself- You will explore fascinating aspects of the subject, including classical myth, the evolution of fantasy, the representation of crime, the legacy of Empire, cultural politics, existentialist writing, blasphemy and censorship- The course equips you with the skills and knowledge you need for excellent career prospects in fields ranging from teaching, journalism and publishing to arts administration- You can benefit from work-based learning projects, study visits to cultural and heritage institutions, as well as lectures and seminars conducted by guest speakers- Our assessment strategy is designed to produce confident, articulate and independent graduates. As well as essays, you will be assessed on your participation in seminars and your ability to lead them- We also place great emphasis on developing your research skills, providing options to produce conference papers and independent projects in the second and third year- There is the opportunity to study for a semester in one of our American partner universities- You can broaden your skills and knowledge by combining English with another subject.English at Derby is an exciting, diverse and challenging course that not only incorporates the close analysis of literature, but also considers the situations in which literature is produced and read. This means your studies will include the intellectual and cultural history of art, film, philosophy, linguistics and sociology, as well as contemporary cultural politics.As literature asks questions about who we are, why we are here, and the nature of the world in which we find ourselves, studying English at Derby reflects the vibrancy, dynamism and profundity of the subject at large.**A broad perspective**You will be introduced to a range of cultural expression from across the globe and from diverse historical periods, broadening your understanding of the variety of human experience and the different literary modes which capture this.The course covers literatures from the ancient past to the present day; from Africa and the Caribbean, America and continental Europe as well as from Britain and Ireland. It includes detailed surveys of early modern literature, the Enlightenment, the nineteenth-century realist novel and the Modernist experiments of the early twentieth century.

Entry Requirements

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UCAS Tariff
  • UCAS Tariff
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

120–128

Details

For joint honours degree entry you will need to choose two subjects. The UCAS Points required for entry will depend on the subjects you choose to combine. The subject with the higher entry requirements will determine your offer. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.Subject Specific requirements for English: At least a C in English or similar at A-level (or equivalent qualification).Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma or equivalent L3 qualifications including any specific subjects for your chosen combination. We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

97th

About this University

The University of Derby is recognised for its teaching quality, rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. Industry-experienced lecturers, modern facilities, and opportunities for placements and study abroad combine to give students the practical skills, academic knowledge, and confidence to succeed in their chosen career.

Address

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Kedleston Road

Derby

DE22 1GB

UNITED KINGDOM