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English with Publishing 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

    3 Years

Course summary

Combine your love of English literature with hands-on experience of the publishing industry. Explore six centuries of literature, from Shakespearean drama to the graphic novel, and choose from a variety of specialist options. Apply this knowledge to your publishing studies, where you will undertake work experience and train in design, editing, and marketing skills for print and digital publications, taking your own publishing project from the initial concept to the final product.You will get access to some of the best letterpress facilities and workshops in the UK, and enrich your studies with field trips. You will the opportunity to choose a sandwich degree with a placement year in the publishing industry, and boost your career prospects by working with Plymouth University Press and the Plymouth International Book Festival, gaining valuable experience in publishing, arts management, marketing and the book trade.* We have excellent survey results – in 2016, 96 per cent of students agreed staff were good at explaining things; 91 per cent agreed staff made the subject interesting; 86 per cent agreed they got sufficient advice and support and 91 per cent were satisfied overall. 85 per cent were in work/study six months after finishing the course (source: 2016 NSS and 2016 DLHE survey results available on Unistats*). * Choose from a wide variety of specialist modules, including period and cultural studies and creative writing.* Get access to some of the best letterpress facilities and workshops in the UK.* Receive free set texts for all core modules throughout the three years.* Enrich your studies with field trips including trips to Plymouth Theatre Royal, Paris (Modernism module), Saltram House (18th century module), the Jane Austen Centre, Bath (Austen module), the Imperial War Museum (War Writing), RSC at Stratford (Shakespeare module); a visit to the London Book Fair, the key annual event for publishers.* Boost your career prospects by working with Plymouth University Press and the Plymouth International Book Festival, gaining valuable experience in publishing, arts management, marketing and the book trade.* Choose a sandwich degree with a placement year in the publishing industry.* 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.

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.

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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