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BA English and Sociology(For students entering from September 2023 onwards)

Year 1

(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)

Learning outcomes

On completion of Year One, students should have provided evidence of being able to:

- demonstrate an awareness of the basic concepts, information, practical competencies and techniques which are standard features of English studies;

- use basic generic and subject-specific qualities, i.e:

- present a structured and coherent simple argument;

- have some knowledge of critical terminology;

- have experience of English literature from a range of literary periods and locations;

- 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 varieties of language and forms;

- develop critical skills; develop analytical skills;

- understand how sociological ideas are constructed, and be familiar with the contexts in which arguments and theories are formed;

- describe and evaluate some of the key approaches and methods within sociology;

- present structured and coherent sociological arguments in both written and verbal formats;

- critically reflect on taken for granted assumptions about the social world;

- articulate the relationship between individuals, groups and social institutions.

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 related to the subject area(s) studied;

- skills necessary for the exercising of personal responsibility.


The achievement of the programme outcomes 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.

- work that covers a restricted area of either discipline;

- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.


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