Course Code: TH1HE197 UCAS Code: QQ13 English: Language, Literature and Writing - BA Hons Degree Duration3 Years Day/s of weekThursday and Friday Time09:45 - 16:30 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 12 Sep 2022 University Centre 3 Years / £8,750 per year Apply now 12 Sep 2023 University Centre 3 Years / £9,000 per year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary Embrace your passion for the English language with the uniquely designed BA (Hons) English: Language, Literature and Writing. We offer a close-knit community, with friendly expert tutors dedicated to supporting you on your journey to becoming a confident English specialist. This English degree’s exciting exploration of language and literature will allow you to develop your own creative practice, equipping you for postgraduate study and/or your chosen field. English skills are highly transferable, which makes this degree a great springboard into areas such as teaching, speech therapy, administration, the creative industries and marketing. Awarded by UK top 10 Lancaster University and studied just two days a week online and onsite in Blackpool, the programme has an excellent track record of student satisfaction and success. Course Detail The course is designed to give students the opportunity to study both English Language and Literature in their social, political, economic and cultural contexts from the Elizabethan period to the present day. It aims to equip them with the skills necessary to critically analyse texts across a range of media and to enable them to comment astutely on spoken and visual communications. The course also introduces students to literary theory, allowing them to develop a rigorous understanding of how writers, readers and the text itself all influence analysis and how this leads to different textual interpretations. Uniquely, this degree then encourages students to utilise what they have observed in other work to inform their own creative practice across prose, poetry, drama and other media, producing a portfolio of work throughout the programme Entry Requirements A minimum of 96 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) in an appropriate discipline: AA from A Levels which must include English Language, English Literature, Creative Writing or relevant humanities studies MMM from an appropriate discipline relating to English Language, English Literature, Creative Writing or relevant humanities studies Full Access to HE Diploma in Humanities Mathematic and English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above Applicants for whom English is not their first language are expected to achieve a minimum 6.0 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. Applicants who are able to demonstrate relevant work/life skills or knowledge will also be considered on an individual basis Qualification Obtained BA (Hons) English: Language, Literature and Writing What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Literature a Historical Perspective TH4MD306 No Language Textual and Contextual Analysis TH4MD307 No Writing Creating Poetry and Prose TH4MD308 No Literature Theatre and Society TH4MD309 No Language Analysing Contemporary Literature TH4MD310 No Writing Scriptwriting and Journalism TH4MD311 No Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Literature Theory and Criticism TH5MD323 No Language Power and Discourse TH5MD324 No Writing for the Workplace TH5MD325 No Linking Language Lit and Writing Theory TH5MD326 No Linking Language Lit and Writing Practice TH5MD327 No Creative and Professional Development TH5MD328 No Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Childrens Literature TH6MD296 No Professional Writing TH6MD297 No Language in Interaction TH6MD298 No Shakespeare Interaction Adaptation Appropriation TH6MD299 No Dissertation TH6MD300 Yes Creative Writing Portfolio TH6MD301 Yes Industry Placement and Field Trips Throughout the programme, you may have the opportunity to go on cultural visits and trips to academic and creative conferences, which will incur minimal costs. The anticipated costs however cannot be stipulated, as they will be event specific. Learning and Teaching Methods Scheduled Learning Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits. Independent Study Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision. Placement Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 76% 74% 72% Exam 8% 23% 20% Practical 16% 3% 8% Assessment Methods Coursework Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently. Exam Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below. Practical Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 360 288 211 Independent 840 912 988 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 1200 1199 Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Other Costs and Equipment There are no additional costs for equipment as part of this programme. The only costs incurred as part of your modular study will be stationery, books and/or other resources. The opportunity to borrow core and secondary texts on reading lists is also available. Tuition Fees Please click here to find out more about tuition fees for this course. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: Lancaster University Regulatory Body: Office for Students (OfS) Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Programme Specification Programme Spec ELL-2019.pdf Adobe PDF, 236.63 KB Career Options and Progression By studying with us, not only will you graduate with an excellent degree awarded by Lancaster University, you will also develop a portfolio that will enhance your future career prospects in your chosen field. The programme’s varied curriculum provides a broad skill set that will allow you to make a significant impact within meaningful employment. The following areas all offer excellent openings, with digital specialists increasingly being sought. Teaching and teaching-related professions, which comprise opportunities in primary, secondary, further and higher education; teaching assistants; SEN roles; learning support; Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL); and a range of education administration jobs. Writing for a range of communicative and creative industries, which comprise roles such as digital copywriter; editorial assistant; magazine journalist; newspaper journalist; publishing copy-editor; proof reader; social media/web content manager; and blogger. Freelance writing/publishing, which comprises author; poet; scriptwriter; script editor; script supervisor; multi-platform writer; copywriter for graphic novels/comics; and journalist for traditional and/or digital platforms. Other roles where an English degree could be considered an asset include: academic librarian; advertising account executive; advertising copywriter; arts administrator; film director; information officer; marketing or public relations manager. There will also be opportunities for postgraduate study in subject-specific areas such as English, linguistics, literature, creative writing, film, media, communication and theatre, as well as broader opportunities in digital media, education, advertising, graphic design, marketing, public relations and much more.