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 11 Sep 2023 University Centre 3 Years / £9,000 per year Apply now 09 Sep 2024 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 SummaryEmbrace 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. Meet the tutor - RACHAEL LEITCH Areas of Expertise: English Language and Applied Linguistics, Contextual and Textual Analysis, Stylistics, Sociolinguistics, Language and Identity, Critical Discourse Analysis Enjoys teaching at B&FC because: I am passionate about our community and providing equal opportunities for all those entering and engaging with education. 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 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 Qualification ObtainedBA (Hons) English: Language, Literature and Writing Learning and Teaching Methods 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. 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. What will I learn? Modules at level 4 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Literature a Historical Perspective TH4MD306 20 No Language Textual and Contextual Analysis TH4MD307 20 No Writing Creating Poetry and Prose TH4MD308 20 No Literature Theatre and Society TH4MD309 20 No Language Analysing Contemporary Literature TH4MD310 20 No Writing Scriptwriting and Journalism TH4MD311 20 No Modules at level 5 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Literature Theory and Criticism TH5MD323 20 No Language Power and Discourse TH5MD324 20 No Writing for the Workplace TH5MD325 20 No Linking Language Lit and Writing Theory TH5MD326 20 No Linking Language Lit and Writing Practice TH5MD327 20 No Creative and Professional Development TH5MD328 20 No Modules at level 6 Module TitleCodeCreditsOptional? Childrens Literature TH6MD296 20 No Professional Writing TH6MD297 20 No Language in Interaction TH6MD298 20 No Shakespeare Interaction Adaptation Appropriation TH6MD299 20 No Dissertation TH6MD300 40 Yes Creative Writing Portfolio TH6MD301 40 Yes How will I be assessed? Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Coursework 76% 74% 72% Exam 8% 23% 20% Practical 16% 3% 8% Other Costs and Equipment NeededThere 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. Learning Methods Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6 Scheduled 360 288 211 Independent 840 912 988 Placement 0 0 0 Total 1200 1200 1199 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. Meet the student - CHLOE SMITH Why did you choose B&FC? Being a mature student and returning to an educational environment after 15 years was very daunting especially having 3 children and work commitments. The college is local and easily accessible to me with great opportunities to help me progress further. What are you hoping to do in the future? I have always wanted to follow a career in teaching English in secondary schools and higher education settings. Studying a degree in English at the B&FC will give me the qualifications I need to succeed in becoming a teacher. Once I have completed the degree, I would like to complete the PGCE that is also available at the college and use my knowledge to help other within an education setting.