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BA English Language and Literature

Programme code:BA-ENGLUCAS code:Q300
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Catherine Batt Contact address:c.j.batt@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

- A-level AAB-AAA with A in English (Literature, or Language & Literature) excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
- International Baccalaureate: 35 points overall with 16-17 at Higher Level including 6 in English at Higher Level.
- Applications welcome from mature students with Access qualifications and from students with international or other non-A-level qualifications.
- IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

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:

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.

Students may apply for transfer to a European or an International Degree. The opportunity to apply for a work placement degree is also available. Those students who are accepted may participate in one of our Erasmus/Socrates schemes or go to one of a range of universities with which the University of Leeds has established links.

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.


Year1 - View timetable

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

Students are required to study a total of 120 credits at Level 1.

A maximum of 20 credits may be taken in modules outside the School of English.

General overview of Level 1:

1. Students must take THREE COMPULSORY CORE modules (60 credits).
2a. Students can choose 60 credits of OPTION modules.
OR
2b. Students can choose 40 credits of OPTION modules and 20 credits from outside the School from a selection of DISCOVERY modules.
3. No more than 70 credits can be taken in one semester.

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study the following compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL1023Key Concepts of English Language Study: One20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1024Key Concepts of English Language Study: Two20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1350Foundations of English Studies20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study a further 60 credits. These may all be chosen from the following School of English optional modules. Alternatively, a combination of School of English optional modules and Discovery modules may be taken which includes a maximum of 20 credits of Discovery modules.

ENGL1015Remixing the Renaissance20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1221Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1250Prose: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1261Poetry: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1286Drama: Reading and Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1310Narratives of Witchcraft and Magic20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL1340Environment, Crisis and Creativity: Contemporary Nature Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1855Race, Writing and Decolonization20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL1999The Creative Essay: From Idea to Submission20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Students may opt to take a MAXIMUM of 20 credits from a suite of modules available across the University from outside the School of English which are known as DISCOVERY modules.


Year2 - View timetable

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

Students are required to study a total of 120 credits in level 2, with no more than 70 credits in one semester.

A maximum of 20 credits may be taken in modules outside the School of English.

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF LEVEL 2:

Students:
1. Must take TWO COMPULSORY CORE modules
2. Choose TWO CORE modules from a list (one per semester)
3a. Choose 40 credits of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules)
OR CHOOSE
3b. 20 credits of OPTION modules (or additional CORE modules) and 20 credits from outside of the School (known as Discovery modules).

Compulsory modules:

Students MUST study both compulsory CORE modules:

ENGL2023Power of Language20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2024Language in Society20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Optional modules:

CORE MODULES - SEMESTER 1

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules in semester 1:

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students can also opt to study one further CORE module or choose credits from the list of OPTION modules below.

CORE MODULES - SEMESTER 2

Students are required to take ONE of the following CORE modules in semester 2:

ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students can also opt to study one further CORE module or choose credits from the list of OPTION modules below.

OPTION MODULES - SEMESTER 1

Students can choose ONE 20 CREDIT OPTION module in semester 1 from the list below or opt to take an additional CORE module from those listed above.

ENGL2204Shakespeare and Global Cinema20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2206African American Narrative: Eight Major Works20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2214All the Single Ladies: Fictions of Female Autonomy20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

OPTION MODULES - SEMESTER 2

Students can choose ONE 20 CREDIT OPTION module in semester 2 from the list below or opt to take an additional CORE module from those listed above.

ENGL2041Textual Healing: An Introduction to Scholarly Editing and Publishing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2209Where the Wild Things Are: Animals in Children’s Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2284ExtraOrdinary Bodies: Physical Disability in Contemporary Literature and Film20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2288Writing for Fame: Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Culture of Celebrity20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2300Environmental Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students can also opt to take a MAXIMUM of 20 credits in modules outside of the School at Level 2 - if you wish to do this you should choose a 20 credit English module in either semester 1 or 2 from the OPTION module lists (including further CORES if you prefer); this then leaves you with the 20 credits you can choose from modules outside of the School.

OTION MODULES - SEMESTER 1&2

FOAH2020Towards the Future: Skills in Context20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules outside the School of English.


Year3 - View timetable

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

Students are required to study a total of 120 credits in level 3, with no more than 70 credits in one semester.

A maximum of 20 credits may be taken in modules outside the School of English.

Students who began their studies from September 2014 will be required to take a compulsory 40 credit Final Year Project.

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

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 modules – these can be identified by the code ‘skd’ in the online module catalogue).

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules:

ENGL3022English Language Dissertation40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ENGL3041Final Year Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules:

ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)

Students are required to take ONE of the following modules:

ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32167Language of the Media20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32941‘Global English’: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Decolonisation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Students will be required to study 20 credits (one module) from the following list but can choose to take up to 40 credits (two modules).

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

Students may only choose a Level 2 English module from the OPTION module list if all their remaining 100 final year credits are at Level 3. Modules that start with the code ENGL2*** are Level 2 modules.

This list is subject to change and is not exhaustive.

ENGL2025Medieval Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2026Restoration and Eighteenth Century Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL2028Literature of the Romantic Period20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL2029Renaissance Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3024Modern Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3025Postcolonial Literature20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3026Contemporary Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3027Shakespeare20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3035Current Practice in Creative Writing20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3050States of Mind: Disability, Neurodiversity and Mental Health in Contemporary Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32120Sex and Suffering in the Eighteenth-Century Novel20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32146Queens, Vikings, poets and dragons: Old English and early medieval Britain20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32153Refugee Narratives20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32154Prose Fiction Stylistics and the Mind20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32155Crime Fiction Stylistics: Crossing Languages, Cultures, Media20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32156Quiet Rebels and Unquiet Minds: writing to contemporary anxiety20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32163Milton20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3233Forensic Approaches to Language20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32460Writing America20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3266Folklore and Mythology20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3268Transformations20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3289Victorian Literature20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3290American Words, American Worlds, 1900-Present20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3293Victoria's Secrets: Secrecy in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32941‘Global English’: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, and Decolonisation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL32993Romantic Lyric Poetry20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32997Keywords: The Words We Use and The Ways We Use Them20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32998Writing and Gender in Seventeenth-Century England20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL32999Tragedy: Classical to Neo-Classical20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3314Imagining Posthuman Futures20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3321Angry Young Men and Women: Literature of the Mid-Twentieth Century20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3339Lost in Fiction: The Metafictional Novel from 'Don Quixote' to 'House of Leaves'20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3342Millennial Fictions20 creditsNot running in 202122
ENGL3365Theatricalities: Beckett, Pinter, Kane20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3386Telling Lives: Reading and Writing Family Memoir20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3391September 11 in Fact and Fiction20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ENGL3394Bowie, Reading, Writing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3410Modernist Sexualities20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ENGL3680Postcolonial London20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Discovery modules:

Candidates may study up to 20 credits of Discovery modules outside the School of English.

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 – these can be identified by the code ‘skd’ in the online module catalogue).

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 – these can be identified by the code ‘skd’ in the online module catalogue).

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