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BA English Literature

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

On completion of Level 2, students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate a familiarity of the main concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English studies;

- use generic and subject-specific qualities, ie,
> present a structured and coherent argument
> have sound knowledge of critical terminology

- have experience of English literature from a range of literary periods and locations, especially those prior to 1800;
- have a critical understanding of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read, especially those prior to 1800;
- have a sound knowledge of the varieties of language and forms;
- develop and deploy judiciously a range of critical skills;
- develop and deploy judiciously a range of analytical skills;
- demonstrate a sound critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of the English language as a medium for literature;
- demonstrate a command of English syntax, grammar and style via an engagement of literary materials;
- demonstrate a critical knowledge of up to two particular and specific literary fields, facilitated either through the choice and pursuit of research-led option modules or via the planning of a dissertation.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- decision making.


Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:

- demonstrating the knowledge and application of concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;
- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;
- demonstrating knowledge of English Literature;
- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.


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