BA English and Music
(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- understand and demonstrate coherent and detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies some of which will be informed by recent research/scholarship in the discipline;- deploy accurately standard techniques of analysis and enquiry within the discipline;- demonstrate a conceptual understanding which enables the development and sustaining of an argument;- describe and comment on particular aspects of recent research and/or scholarship;- appreciate the uncertainty, ambiguity and limitations of knowledge in the disciplines;- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;- apply their knowledge and understanding by initiating and carrying out an extended piece of work or project;- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:-demonstrate awareness of the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the two disciplines;- use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.present a structured and coherent simple argumenthave some knowledge of critical terminology;have some knowledge of linguistic terminology (if language modules are selected);- have experience of English literature from a range of periods and places;- have an awareness of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read;- have a basic knowledge of the structure of English, and how to apply concepts of the structure and history of English to analysis of texts (if language modules are selected);- develop critical skills;- develop analytical skills.- appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;On completion of the year students should have provided evidence of being able to:- demonstrate a familiarity with the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of the discipline;-use basic generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.- be able to communicate the results of their work;- present a structured and coherent simple argument;- be able to interpret and evaluate the underlying concepts and principles of the discipline;- evaluate qualitative and/or quantitative data;-demonstrate an ability to evaluate the appropriateness of different approaches to problem solving associated with the discipline;-appreciate their strengths and weaknesses as learners;-demonstrate an awareness of professional and disciplinary boundaries.
Transferable (key) skills
The programme provides opportunities for students to practise and develop:- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;- analytical and critical thinking;- the deployment of decision making skills in complex and unpredictable situations;- the communication of information, ideas, problems and solutions in a variety of ways to a variety of audiences;- the ability to undertake further training of a professional or equivalent nature where appropriate.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.
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 ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the disciplines;- work that draws on a wide variety of material associated with the disciplines;- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;- evidence of an ability to conduct independent, in depth enquiry within the disciplines;- work that is both evaluative and creative.- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- demonstrating the ability to construct an argument;- demonstrating some knowledge of two disciplines.