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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BA English and Music

Programme code:BA-ENGL&MUSCUCAS code:QW33
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Brett Greatley Hirsch Contact address:b.d.greatleyhirsch@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 365

Entry requirements:

- ABB at A-level, including A in English and B in Music, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
- International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall, including 16 at Higher Level and a minimum of 6 in English at Higher Level and a minimum of 6 in Music at Higher Level.
- Applications welcome from mature students with Access qualifications and from students with international or other non-A-level qualifications

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

School of English

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of English

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme will:
- enable students to work across more than one discipline by providing the flexibility to study three disciplines at level one;
- allow the study of two disciplines to the same depth as any single honours student but with less breadth in each discipline;
- provide a basis for further advanced study in either of the disciplines or in a cognate interdisciplinary area.

General
- The distinctiveness, appeal and strength of University of Leeds joint honours programmes lie in the unusual combination of depth, breadth and flexibility which they offer, as well as in the exceptional range of degree combinations available.
- They permit students to study two disciplines, in depth and to degree level while acquiring a broader range of skills than is typically possible within a single honours degree.
- They are emphatically joint honours programmes, rather than integrated programmes: students can therefore make the links they choose from the wide choice of optional modules available within each discipline. Within certain parameters, they thus effectively make connections and devise pathways according to their own preferences, rather than being faced with a prescribed combination of modules chosen for them by others.
- The students must acquire the flexibility of mind and variety of learning techniques needed to switch between the two disciplines.
- A further element of distinctiveness is the flexibility of the programme structure, which allows joint honours students to change direction more easily, and more radically, than single honours students.
- Many of these programmes also allow the opportunity to undertake a work placement, field work or study abroad.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students must study 120 credits at Level 1.

Candidates are required to take at least 40 credits of Music modules and 60 credits of English modules at Level 1. The additional 20 credits of study may be School of Music, School of English, or Discovery modules from outside of the teaching schools.

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

Candidates must study at least 20 credits from the following OPTION modules:

ENGL1221Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1286Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1310Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1340Environment, Crisis and Creativity: Contemporary Nature Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1855Race, Writing and Decolonization20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL1999The Creative Essay: From Idea to Submission20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates may choose to take 40 credits from this list OR to take at least 20 credits from this list plus a maximum of 20 credits of Discovery modules from outside the Schools of English or Music.

Candidates must study at least 40 credits from the following modules:

MUSS1020Understanding Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2020
20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS1120Music in History and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS1125Music Research Skills20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1220Composition
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2220
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1320Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS2320
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS1620Sound, Technology, and Music20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS1920Introduction to the Psychology of Music20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Candidates may only take MUSS1324 in addition to at least 40 other credits of Music modules from the above list.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study a maximum of 20 credits of Discovery modules from the suite available across the University outside of the named subjects (English or Music).


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students must take 120 credits in Level 2.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined, students must take:
1. English - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at Level 3)
2. Music - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at Level 3)
3. At least 100 credits at Level 2
4. At least 100 credits at Level 3.

Additionally, students must take:
5. a further 40 credits in the named subjects (i.e. in English, Music, or a combination of both).
6. a further 40 credits in either the named subjects (English or Music) or in Discovery modules (i.e. outside the named subjects).

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must:
- meet the Rules for Award
- pass all modules which are designated 'pass for progression'
- pass the required number of credits at each level (a minimum of 100 credits at each Levels 1, 2 & 3) as specified in the Curricular Regulations

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES
Candidates are required to study at least TWO of the following CORE modules (40 credits). In addition candidates can also opt to study one or two further CORE modules (up to 40 credits) or choose 40 credits from the list of OPTION modules.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2

OPTION MODULES
Candidates may choose to study additional Level 2 CORE modules (listed above) in the place of OPTION modules at Level 2 or study further credits (up to 40 credits) from the following list of OPTION modules, in accordance with the credit rules.

ENGL2041Textual Healing: An Introduction to Scholarly Editing and Publishing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2201Writing Nature: Creative and Critical Practices20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2202Imaginary Friends: the consolations and consequences of story20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2209Where the Wild Things Are: Animals in Children’s Literature20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL2284ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Physical Disability in Contemporary Literature and Film20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32143Disposable Lives?20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32157Contemporary African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32980African Literature20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will be required to study at least 40 credits from the following optional modules. Candidates must ensure that at Level 2 they take modules that are pre-requisites for any modules they anticipate taking at Level 3.

Candidates may not take more than one of MUSS2320 Performance and MUSS2324 Ensemble Performance within their core 40 credits of Music. Candidates wishing to take both modules must therefore use some of their Discovery credit to take one of them and choose another music module as part of their core.

MUSS2020Interpreting Music
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3020, MUSS3040, MUSS3420, MUSS3440
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2123Music in the Judeo-Christian Tradition20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2124British Music and National Identity20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2125Music, Culture, Politics: the Long Sixties20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS2126The Tools of Music Making20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2127Music and Culture in Late Seventeenth-Century London20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2220Composition
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3240
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2320Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3340
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2420Notation and Editing
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3420, MUSS3440
20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2520Aesthetics and Criticism
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3520, MUSS3540
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2620Music Technology Skills and Techniques20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2721Music in Context A20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2722Music in Context B20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2820Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2822Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2823Music in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2824Film-Score Creation and Production20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS2825Opera North: Opera in Practice20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2828Synthesizer Ensemble20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS2920The Psychology of Listening and Performance
Pre-requisite for: MUSS3940
20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS2925Music Students into Schools20 creditsNot running in 202021

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students must take 120 credits in Level 3 and must take a Final Year Project in either Music or English.

Over levels 2 and 3 combined, students must take:
1. English - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at Level 3)
2. Music - a minimum of 80 credits (at least 40 credits must be at Level 3)
3. At least 100 credits at Level 2
4. At least 100 credits at Level 3.

Additionally, students must take:
5. a further 40 credits in the named subjects (i.e. in English, Music, or a combination of both).
6. a further 40 credits in either the named subjects (English or Music) or in Discovery modules (i.e. outside the named subjects).

In order to be eligible for an honours degree, students must:
- meet the Rules for Award
- pass all modules which are designated 'pass for progression'
- pass the required number of credits at each level (a minimum of 100 credits at each Levels 1, 2 & 3) as specified in the Curricular Regulations

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Students must take ONE of the following Final Year Projects:

ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3140Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Please note that modules which run over both semesters 1 & 2 will have the credits divided equally between the two semesters.

CORE MODULES
Candidates are required to study at least ONE of the following CORE modules and can also opt to study further CORE modules if they wish in accordance with the programme requirements for Level 3:

1. English - a minimum of 40 credits
2. Music - a minimum of 40 credits
3. No more than 70 credits in one semester

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

OPTION MODULES
Candidates may choose to study further credits from the following list of OPTION modules, in accordance with with the programme requirements for Level 3:

1. English - a minimum of 40 credits
2. Music - a minimum of 40 credits
3. No more than 70 credits in one semester

ENGL3208Arthurian Legend: Chivalry and Violence20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32111Gender, Culture and Politics: Readings of Jane Austen20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32113The Wild: Literature and the Environment20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32114Forming Victorian Fiction20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32148American Danger20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32157Contemporary African Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32169Contemporary South African Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3227Surrealism and the French Stage20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL32660Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32763Children, Talk and Learning20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsNot running in 202021
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3396Fictions of the End: Apocalypse and After20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3439States of Mind: Disability, Cognitive Impairment and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 2
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1
ENGL3999Literature of the 1890s20 creditsSemester 1

NB Candidates may only choose a Level 2 English module from the above list if all their remaining 100 final year credits are at Level 3, ie SUBJ3XXX.

Candidates who have NOT chosen to undertake a Final Year Project in Music MUST study at least 40 credits from the following list of optional modules.

Candidates who have chosen to undertake a Final Year Project in Music may choose to take up to 40 credits from the following list:

MUSS3020Analysing Music20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS3040Analysing Music40 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3120The Supernatural in Opera20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3121Special Study in Musicology A20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3122Special Study in Musicology B20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3128Music and Postcolonial Politics20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3129Music as Performance: People, Bodies and Instruments20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3240Composition40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3324Ensemble Performance20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS3325Applied Project20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3340Performance40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3420Editing and Source Studies20 creditsSemester 1
MUSS3440Editing and Source Studies40 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3520Contemporary Aesthetics20 creditsSemester 2
MUSS3540Contemporary Aesthetics40 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3640Music Technology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
MUSS3820Music in the Real World20 creditsNot running in 202021
MUSS3940Music Psychology40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Please note that modules which run over both semesters 1 & 2 will have the credits divided equally between the two semesters.

Discovery modules:

Candidates may choose to study up to 40 credits of Discovery modules over both Level 2 and 3 or pursue additional modules in the two named subjects.

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