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BA English and Music

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

In addition to the outcomes achieved in Years 1 & 2, on completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate a familiarity with the main concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of two disciplines;
- use generic and subject specific intellectual qualities i.e.
present a structured and coherent argument;
have knowledge of critical terminology;
have knowledge of linguistic terminology (if language modules are selected) ;
- have experience of a large amount of English literature from a wide range of periods and places, including study of periods before and after 1800;
- 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 and use critical skills.
- develop analytical skills and apply them to texts.

On completion of the year/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 discipline;
- make appropriate use of scholarly reviews and primary sources;
- apply their knowledge and understanding in order to initiate and carry out an extended piece of work or project;
- conform to professional boundaries and norms where applicable.

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 at graduate level entry;
- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility;
- decision making.
- the transferable/key/generic skills necessary for employment related to the area(s) studied;
- the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility;
- 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 appropriate further training of a professional or equivalent nature.


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 two disciplines;
- demonstrating the ability to be critical of scholarly work.


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