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English (with Foundation) BA (Hons)

University of Gloucestershire

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UCAS CODE: Q301

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Francis Close Hall

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Why an Integrated Foundation Stage?**An Integrated Foundation Stage starts your degree studies with a year spent learning the skills required to progress onto a full honours degree. Alongside an introduction to English, you will develop valuable study skills, communication, team work and problem-solving techniques which help to build your confidence and prepare you for the rest of your course.**Why English?**Our English degree allows you to focus on pure literature, or your own blend of language, literature and practical communication. The course is assessed entirely by coursework and taught in small, interactive seminars. You’ll be able to participate in trips and events, from seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Globe Theatre to lively improvisation and voice training workshops. You can immerse yourself in a vibrant local culture, which includes The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival and Cheltenham Poetry Festival, or take exciting international trips (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details).On literature modules you’ll explore the greatest works ever written in English, from traditional classics to transgressive contemporary novels. Topics include myths and legends, crime fiction, travel writing, periods from the 18th to 21st century, Shakespeare and North American writing. You’ll be able to explore the workings and history of the English language, and how it shapes identities and the world around us. English language topics include dialects, language structure, sociolinguistics or ecolinguistics, giving insights into gender, race, media and society. Uniquely, the course offers practical communication modules, instilling leadership skills in inspirational speaking, persuasive writing, active listening, constructive criticism, visual design and ethical argumentation. These skills will provide a foundation for life and employment, giving you the power to shape society. **Why University of Gloucestershire?**We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. Our vibrant and tight-knit community of over 10,000 students and staff paired with a wide variety of courses means you will have the best of both worlds – a diverse community of sports clubs, societies and activities while also benefiting from specialist lecturers who value you as an individual.Who Cares? We do. We care about our students and the planet. We listened to what our students value most, turning our prospectus digital and providing opportunities for them to protect the planet and move on to study in an environment that works hard to support future generations. As a result, we’re proud that the University of Gloucestershire has been judged the UK’s most sustainable university.Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the dynamic county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival.**Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay.****Experience an open day**Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already.**To find out more informa

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Gloucestershire

  • University League Table

    101st

  • Campus address

    University of Gloucestershire, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 2RH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    70th out of 100 22

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    122 59%

    43rd

    27
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59.0 59%

    58th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.15 83%

    11th

    69

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