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BA English Literature

Year 2

(Award available for year: Diploma of Higher Education)

Learning outcomes

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

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

- 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, including literature before 1800;

- have a critical understanding of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read, including literature before 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 engagement with 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 key transferable skills as defined in the modules specified for the programme:

- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment related to the subject area(s) studied;

- 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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