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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

A degree in English and American Literature offers the opportunity to study writers and writing from cultures both united and divided by a common language.Reflecting the varied and flexible nature of English and American literatures, this course enables you to explore both in equal depth, as you look at how writers from the entwined cultures have reflected and shaped the worlds around them.You’ll explore English literature in all its major forms – prose, poetry and drama – and from all periods, from the Renaissance onwards. At the same time, you’ll look at literature from the USA, from its inception to the present day, relating it to its social and historical contexts, while considering American writers’ enduring struggle to articulate national identity. The course engages with a range of theoretical perspectives on literature and culture, drawn from English and American Studies, and related disciplines. But, crucially, it also recognises that American literature is integral to, rather than separate from, the study of literatures in English.You will have the opportunity to study abroad, including in the US, if you wish, and also the option to do your third year as a placement in Britain or abroad.In your final year you will get the chance to spread your wings with a substantial piece of project work that presents a thesis, building on the skills you've been developing over previous years.Our lively department is home to internationally renowned writers and critics, and there's a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching and highly positive student feedback. And with our extensive cultural links both in Manchester and further afield, you'll be in the right place to begin building a creative network for your future.This course has a Foundation Year available.**Features and Benefits**- Access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the department.- Engage with the Manchester Children’s Book Festival, a year-long programme of events and activities.- We’ll help you build your own network among our many partners within the creative and culturally rich city of Manchester.- Our diverse assessment methods support students in developing presentation and team-working skills which are highly valued by employers.- You will have the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : BCC - BBC

An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature or Creative Writing. Subjects such as Drama, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Religious Education, History, Media Studies and General Studies will also be considered

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University information

Manchester Metropolitan University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Manchester Metropolitan University, All Saints Building, All Saints, Manchester, Manchester, M15 6BH, England

The university welcomes a diverse international student population of over 3,500 students from more than 120 countries around the world.
Each year a range of welcome events are organised to help new students settle into university, explore the city and prepare for academic studies.
English courses can help to build language confidence and knowledge of UK culture. Students can study at the university's British Council accredited centre.

Subject rankings

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  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

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  • Student satisfaction

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    4.12 82%

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    121 59%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62 62%

    68th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    65th

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