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BA English Literature

Year 3

(Award available for year: Bachelor of Arts)

Learning outcomes

On completion of Level 3, students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate a coherent and detailed command of the key concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which constitute English studies

- demonstrate a skilled knowledge of generic and subject-specific qualities, ie,
> present a structured and coherent argument
> have detailed knowledge of critical terminology
- have a sound knowledge of the varieties of language and forms;

- have experience of a considerable amount of English literature from a range of literary periods and locations, including substantial study of texts before and after 1800;
- have a critical and sophisticated command of the importance of the literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written both before and after 1800;
- have an advanced knowledge of how to apply concepts of the structure and history of English to the analysis of texts;
- develop and deploy dynamically and self-consciously a range of critical skills;
- develop and deploy dynamically and self-consciously a range of analytical skills;
- demonstrate an advanced and critical knowledge of the social, political cultural contexts of English as a medium for literature;
- demonstrate a command of the English language via an engagement with literary materials;
- demonstrate a critical knowledge of up to four particular and specific literary fields, facilitated either through the choice and pursuit of research-led option modules or via the planning and production of a dissertation.

Transferable (key) skills

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

- research based training;
- qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment at graduate level entry;
- 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:

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


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