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BA English Language and Literature (Part-time)

Programme code:BA-PT/ENGLUCAS code:
Duration:6 Years Method of Attendance: Part Time

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Students transfer onto the BA programme after successful completion of the Certificate in Higher Education in English Language and Literature.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Lifelong Learning Centre

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of English

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

English

Programme specification:

This is one of the country's most prestigious degrees in English, in one of the UK's most highly rated English departments. There is a large academic staff (over 40 full time), and an annual intake of over 200 students to the Single Honours Programmes).

The Single Honours English Language and Literature programme is distinguished by the wide range of subject areas to which students are exposed, across the whole spread of English Studies. After a compulsory Level 1, the programme allows students a high degree of choice within a structure which ensures that all students are exposed to a range of periods of and genres within English literature, and a range of topics in English Language study. The programme meets the benchmarking requirements for English and English Language. The School enjoys close links with the excellent Brotherton Library and its Special Collections resources, many of which are directly supportive of the study of English Language and Literature.

Programme Aims:
At the end of the programme students should:

In English Language, be able to demonstrate awareness of the following:
- the internal structure of contemporary English, including knowledge of its phonetics and phonology (sound system), morphology, syntax, semantics, lexis and pragmatics;
- have a basic knowledge of the structure of English, and how to apply concepts relating to the structure and history of English to the analysis of texts;
- some of the main ways of analysing English text and discourse, including for example conversation analysis, aspects of stylistics and discourse analysis (including critical discourse analysis);
- some of the main theories of meaning and how meanings are influenced by context and negotiated by speakers;
- the history of English, including its ongoing development;
- key geographical and social determinants of variation in English, including a number of the main regional varieties of English in the British Isles;
- the role of language within the broader field of communication, including its role in constructing individual and group identities;
- how language produces and reflects cultural change and difference;
- the implications of language choices, for example in constructing particular registers and styles;
- the application of these approaches to a range of text types and language contexts.

In English Literature, be able to demonstrate:

- Overall (i.e. skills which run across both English Language & Literature modules, and produce useful dialogue between them) be able to demonstrate:
- an awareness of the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English studies;
- use basic generic and subject-specific qualities, ie, present a structured and coherent simple argument
- have some knowledge of critical terminology
- have some knowledge of linguistic terminology;
- develop critical skills;
- develop analytical skills;
- demonstrate a critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of the English language as a medium for literature; and of how to discuss the style of a literary work in terms of grammar, lexis, and sound;
- demonstrate a critical knowledge of particular and specific literary and language fields, facilitated either through the choice and pursuit of research-led option modules or via the planning and production of a dissertation.


Year 1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study the following compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL1000Studying and Researching English5 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1021Analysing English20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Students must choose ONE of the following CORE modules to be studied in semester 2:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1282Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of Discovery modules:


Year 2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study the following compulsory CORE module:

ENGL1022English: Context, Culture and Style20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

Students must choose ONE of the following CORE modules to be studied in semester 1:

ENGL1191Writing Critically20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates will be required to study 20 credits of Discovery modules:


Year 3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

CANDIDATES MUST TAKE 120 CREDITS AT LEVEL 2 OVERALL (NORMALLY YEARS 3 & 4) (including at least 100 credits in English).

Compulsory modules:

ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Students are required to choose ONE of the following CORE modules in semester 2.
Students can also opt to study one further CORE module OR choose credits from the list of OPTION modules below.

ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

1. Students CAN choose ONE 20 CREDIT OPTION module from the list below OR
2. Opt to take an additional CORE module from those listed above OR
3. Take 20 credits from modules (Discovery modules) outside of the School of English. Please remember that a MAXIMUM of 20 credits can be taken in modules outside of the School over Year 3 and 4 COMBINED.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules at Level 2 (over years 3 & 4 combined).


Year 4 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

CANDIDATES MUST TAKE 120 CREDITS AT LEVEL 2 OVERALL (NORMALLY YEARS 3 & 4) (including at least 100 credits in English).

Compulsory modules:

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Students are required to choose ONE of the following CORE modules in semester 1.
Students can also opt to study one further CORE module OR choose credits from the list of OPTION modules below.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1

1. Students CAN choose ONE 20 CREDIT OPTION module from the list below OR
2. Opt to take an additional CORE module from those listed above OR
3. Take 20 credits from modules (Discovery modules) outside of the School of English. Please remember that a MAXIMUM of 20 credits can be taken in modules outside of the School over Year 3 and 4 COMBINED.

ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32110Students into Schools20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules at Level 2 (over years 3 & 4 combined).


Year 5 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

CANDIDATES MUST TAKE 120 CREDITS AT LEVEL 3 OVERALL (NORMALLY YEARS 5 & 6) (including at least 100 credits in English).

NB: Students are not eligible to take Level 1 modules in Level 3 (with the exception of up to a maximum of 20 credits in Special Skills modules).

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LEVEL 3:
1. 40 credits of Final Year Project in English Literature or English Language
2. 20 credits of Literature core modules
3. 20 credits of Language option modules
4. EITHER:
(a) 20 credits which must be in Language modules (if chosen English Literature FYP)
OR
(b) 20 credits which must be in Literature modules (if chosen English Language FYP)
5. 20 credits which may be in Language, Literature or Discovery modules

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES

Candidates are required to study at least 1 of the following core modules in either Semester 1 or Semester 2.

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules in Semester 1 or Semester 2.

Some option modules give enrolment priority to Level 2 students and may appear reserved until the priority is removed (see School of English Module Handbook for details of the priority timetable for the relevant session).

ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1

Students may take up to 20 credits (one module) from the following list or 20 credits' worth of Discovery modules (in line with overall programme requirements at Level 3).

If you wish to choose to undertake the Final Year Project in Literature (i.e. not the English Language Dissertation) in Year 6 you must choose AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE module from this list.

If you wish to choose to undertake the English Language Dissertation (i.e. not the Final Year Project in Literature) in Year 6 you must choose AN ENGLISH LITERATURE module from this list.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3384ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Disability, Medicine and Normalcy in Contemporary Literatures20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3395T.S. Eliot20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3560James Joyce's "Ulysses"20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules at Level 3 (over years 5 & 6 combined).


Year 6 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

CANDIDATES MUST TAKE 120 CREDITS AT LEVEL 3 OVERALL (NORMALLY YEARS 5 & 6) (including at least 100 credits in English).

NB: Students are not eligible to take Level 1 modules in Level 3 (with the exception of up to a maximum of 20 credits in Special Skills modules).

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LEVEL 3:
1. 40 credits of Final Year Project in English Literature or English Language
2. 20 credits of Literature core modules
3. 20 credits of Language option modules
4. EITHER:
(a) 20 credits which must be in Language modules (if chosen English Literature FYP)
OR
(b) 20 credits which must be in Literature modules (if chosen English Language FYP)
5. 20 credits which may be in Language, Literature or Discovery modules

Optional modules:

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules:

ENGL3022English Language Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Students may take up to 20 credits (one module) from the following list or 20 credits' worth of Discovery modules (in line with overall programme requirements at Level 3).

If you have chosen to undertake the Final Year Project in Literature (i.e. not the English Language Dissertation) you must choose AN ENGLISH LANGUAGE module from this list.

If you have chosen to undertake the English Language Dissertation (i.e. not the Final Year Project in Literature) you must choose AN ENGLISH LITERATURE module from this list.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2027Eighteenth Century Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32150Planes, Trains and Automobiles: US Narratives of Air, Rail, Road and Water20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32164Colonial and Postcolonial Migrations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32165Text is a Technology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3231The Poetry of Wordsworth20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3245Jacobean Drama20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3284Trial Discourse - The Proceedings of the Old Bailey 1674 - 191320 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3286Fictions of Fallen Women, 1850-192220 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3294The Politics of Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL32994Shakespeare's Histories20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32996Byron and the Shelleys20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3384ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Disability, Medicine and Normalcy in Contemporary Literatures20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3395T.S. Eliot20 creditsNot running in 201718
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3398Medical Humanities: Representing Illness, Disability, and Care20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3560James Joyce's "Ulysses"20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 2

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules at Level 3 (over years 5 & 6 combined).

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