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English Literature and History (with Placement Year) BA (Hons)

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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UCAS CODE: N708

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

When you study literature you are not just reading and thinking about great books, you are also asking questions about society’s past and future, and ultimately interrogating your own past and future.During your time here you will be studying literature from the Renaissance to the present day, all within the vicinity of Horace Walpole’s Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill House, which is located on our campus.The programme has a traditional and rigorous core of compulsory modules covering: Tragedy, Critical Theory, Renaissance Literature (including Shakespeare), Romanticism and Modernism. The literary training provided ensures that you will cover the conventional ‘classics’ meticulously.You will develop skills that will complement the unique and innovative optional units, which you can tailor to your interests and passions.Our History programme is designed to give you a broad overview of historical development and change over time, as well the opportunity to study particular periods and historical themes in more detail. It will enable you to develop the analytical and communication skills that are vital for gaining rewarding graduate-level employment. you can follow a general programme of modules or follow a pathway in Modern History or Early-Modern History. A placement year enables students to undertake a year of experience in an organisation between their second and final year. It is a substantial piece of paid experience where you can make a real contribution to your employer and it can really make you stand out from the crowd!It will also enable you to:Apply the knowledge and skills you gain from your course in a work setting Build your commercial awareness and insights into organisations and industries you might want to work in.Develop your professional skills through company training, networking skills and confidence in the workplaceGet some great experience for future job applications or even land a graduate job!Securing a placement can really help you develop your job search skills and the Employability Service placement and careers teams can support you to find and apply for available opportunities. You will need to attend some preparatory workshops which will explain all aspects of the placement year and give you the skills to find the placement of your choice. With access to our jobs board, careers events and employer contacts you will be able to approach companies confidently and find the right opportunity for you.Please note: in the event that you cannot secure a placement you will be able to transfer onto the 3 year version of your degree programme.

Application deadline

26 January

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

UCAS Points : 96 - 112

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University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • University League Table

    111th

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    98th out of 100 8

    79th out of 90 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    89 44%

    99th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    94th

    90
  • Entry standards

    / Max 213
    94 48%

    82nd

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.49 90%

    4th

    19

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