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English Literature (2-year degree) BA (Hons)

University of Buckingham

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-JAN-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

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 January**Our English Literature Programme is ranked 9th in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and is taught to small groups by energetic and enthusiastic 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.Students will read widely and 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.Among other outcomes, you should gain from this course:In-depth understanding of your chosen field of study.Experience of completing an individual piece of research through from conception to final, fully-documented work.Understanding of scholarly standards of objectivity, documentation, referencing and citation.A more nuanced sense of the complexities of contemporary critical practice

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 17,400per 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 Buckingham

  • University League Table

    115th

  • Campus address

    University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 1EG, England

Specialists in the two-year degree, Buckingham has the widest range of two-year degrees in the UK, available via two intakes (January and September).
Regular access to academic experts, with interactive small-group tutorial-style teaching.
Study in a truly diverse student body representing more than 100 nations, stretching from Germany to New Zealand and Canada.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    83rd out of 106 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    108 53%

    68th

    26
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    35th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    39th

    2

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