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English with Foundation BA (Hons)

University of Plymouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The BA English with Foundation is a four year programme of study that includes a foundation year which offers access to Humanities education to students regionally and nationally who do not have the standard entry profile for Year 1 BA study. Equally, the programme is designed for those returning to study who have relevant work/professional experience but not the required academic profile for Level 4 entry. It is also suitable for Level 3 learners whose subject choice does not include the necessary background, but who are otherwise academically strong. The quality of our teaching, as demonstrated in NSS results, and a real understanding of the skills needed for University education, enable us to prepare students for the rigours of a four year degree in highly effective and stimulating ways. **Key Features**This four-year programme is designed to give you the grounding necessary to progress through your undergraduate studies in English, and through the many opportunities we give you,Find the best possible direction to grow your love of learning. Your first year will: - Welcome you to an exciting and eclectic curriculum which will develop your knowledge of the disciplines of English literature, creative writing and history while also engaging with lively interdisciplinary enquiry across a wide range of historical periods and literary forms.- Provide training in all the skills required for a successful passage through your undergraduate study: research, use of digital resources, essay-writing, academic argument, presentations, independent study.- Iintroduce you to supportive and accessible academic staff in a welcoming community.- Immerse you in an academic environment offering a wide range of field trips, access to free cultural events through Peninsula Arts, student-led magazines, internships and extra-curricular work experiences.- Give you access to state-of-the-art facilities, library and learning resources on our city-centre campus.- Enable you to find a route for you, whether you are returning to education after a break or if you come with qualifications other than A levels.When you join the BA (Hons) English with Foundation, you’ll also: - Choose from a wide variety of specialist modules, including period and cultural studies and creative writing in your 2nd, 3rd, and final years.- Receive free set texts for all core modules throughout your four years.- Benefit from assessment through coursework, with no written exams.- Boost your career prospects by working with a publishing house, literary agent, arts organisation or magazine on our work-based learning module or extra-curricular internships.- Make use of our open-door policy and talk to your lecturers in a friendly and supportive learning environment.- Learn from internationally recognised research-active staff, including published creative writers.- Experience other cultures by studying or working abroad in either Europe or the US.- Write and be published as part of INK, the BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing student-run magazine.- Access resources at any time with the University library, open 24 hours 365 days a year, offering a vast range of electronic and print materials, including a rare books collection.- Make the most of a rich cultural life with Plymouth University’s Peninsula Arts programme and the University’s links with local arts organisations, like the Theatre Royal.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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

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University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    71st

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    48th out of 106 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    121 59%

    43rd

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    50th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    33rd

    14

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