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English Literature (Flexible Honours) (3-year degree) BA (Hons)

The University of Buckingham

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    Q2Y0

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    107th

    31
  • Subject Ranking

    73rd

    2 (English)
  • Entry Standards

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    125

  • Graduate Prospects

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    71

    / 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 (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    23-SEP-20

Course Summary

The University of Buckingham is:o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focuso Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)o Joint 4th in England for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey)o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1 o Flexible – start your course in September or JanuaryEnglish Literature here is taught to small groups by energetic and enthusiastic staff, led by Oxford-trained academics with international research profiles in 19th- and 20th-century studies. Ideas developed in core seminars are taken forward in weekly small-group tutorials, where half a dozen students are encouraged to discuss and interpret specific passages of writing, under the watchful guidance of their tutor.Our students are expected to read widely, and to develop strong lines of argument and personal responses to what they find, anchored in an informed understanding of the discipline and with reference to the critical debates that animate it. We believe, as Jeanette Winterson says, that ‘learning how to read deeply – and that means diverse and sometimes difficult texts – trains the brain and improves your sense of self. Learning how to write, even reasonably well, gives fluency to the rest of life’.The degree is structured around a combination of period study, thematic study, and modules inculcating theoretical and practical skills. Victorian literature modules cover prose from Dickens to Gaskell, and poetry from Browning to Hardy; 20th-century literature topics range from Rhys, Hurston, Woolf, and Plath to Hemingway, Forster, Larkin, and Beckett. Shakespeare is one central focus. Other earlier writers who are studied include Marlowe, Donne, Webster, Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Centlivre, Swift, Pope, Blake, Wordsworth, Austen, Keats, and Shelley. Thematic study encourages students to analyse contextually based on sociological variations, gender, contemporary politics, and psychological influences. We encourage the understanding of contemporary literary and cultural theory while never losing sight of the values of liberal / aesthetic education.This is the 3-year format of the BA degree (UCAS code Q321), which allows you the traditional summer break. Starting each September, there are 3 terms per year, leading to an assessment period in early June. Then the summer is free, before the return for the new academic year in late September. This allows you more time for reading and reflection. Our recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers in the media, creative writing, teaching, academia, business, and marketing.

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Grades / Points

BBC–BBB

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Tuition Fees

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£8,400 per year

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University information

University Ranking

107th

About this University

The University of Buckingham has been ranked first for Student Satisfaction in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by The Complete University Guide; it also achieved Gold in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework. Buckingham pioneered the two-year honours degree and opened the UK's first independent medical school. It provides students with a personalised learning experience, with a small-group tutorial system and exceptional pastoral care.

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Hunter Street

Buckingham

MK18 1EG

UNITED KINGDOM