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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This course takes an innovative, modern approach to literature, focusing on drama, prose, fiction and poetry from the 17th century to the present – balancing the traditional with the modern. Flexibility is key to our approach and as your course progresses you’ll be able to choose course units to suit your own particular interests, such as creative writing, film and cultural theory. Or why not focus geographically and culturally on writing from the USA, Ireland, Africa, India and the Caribbean?Our placement route offers you the opportunity to spend your third year on an industry placement, allowing you to apply university-based knowledge, skills and understanding to the world of work, and giving you an advantage when you begin looking for your first job after graduation. Or you may have the opportunity to spend a year expanding your horizons, studying with one of our partner universities overseas. In your final year, you’ll get a chance to explore your interests in depth with a substantial piece of project work presented in a thesis, building on the knowledge and 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. 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**- You’ll have access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the English department.- Staff include award-winning poets and writers, including winners of the Costa First Novel Award and the Ted Hughes Award. - 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, a UNESCO City of Literature.- You can take the four-year route, spending a year studying abroad, or boost your career prospects with a placement in industry.

Application deadline

15 January

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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

    59th

  • 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 3,000 students from more than 130 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

  • Subject ranking

    52nd out of 100 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    116 57%

    48th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    62nd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    35th

    30

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