Literature

Perth College UHI
In Blairgowrie (Scotland)

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • Blairgowrie (Scotland)
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

What is special about this course? If you are passionate about reading, thinking and writing and would like to turn this interest into a career, the BA (Hons) Literature is ideal for you. You will explore literature in a global context, looking in depth at language and literary history within texts and on the international literary stage. Studying literature at the University of the Highlands and Islands is not ‘English’, and nor is it ‘Scottish’. Our modules cover a wide range of authors, in English and translation, as well as theory from classic to contemporary. With a solid foundation in genres and periods in years 1 and 2, and research-based modules in years 3 and 4, our graduates are confident and enthusiastic writers, researchers and readers. We teach a range of advanced specialist modules alongside more traditional content, and you are able to combine your studies with other disciplines. You will also study language, translation and the interrelation of Scots, Gaelic, English and other languages in Scotland. You will benefit from close partnerships with local organisations such as Highlife Highland; Highland Archive Centre; and Literary Salon, and you will learn from internationally-recognised experts in their fields, with interests reflected in our wide variety of modules. Special features You will study literature in an international context Research strengths (all taught on the degree) include: nation and identity, genre, adaptation, gender, theory/writing/originality, writing of place, nature and the environment, and in particular periods: classical and medieval, renaissance, eighteenth century and romanticism, nineteenth century, and modern and contemporary. All modules in years 3 and 4 are based on staff research, and you’ll be part of a vibrant research culture from your first semester Opportunities to take part in field-trips every semester; as well as...

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Where and when

Starts Location
Flexible
Blairgowrie
Beeches Road, PH10 6PN, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
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What you'll learn on the course

IT
Part Time
Credit
Full Time
International
Writing
English
Poetry
University
Archaeology
History of Philosophy
Politics
Humanities
Translation
Cultural Studies
Philosophy

Course programme

How will I study my course?
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will study this course through video conference tutorials and online through the university's virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • International students requiring a Tier 4 visa to study with us must be based at Inverness and study at Inverness College UHI. Scottish, EU/EEA and rest of the UK students can choose to be campus-based or study from their own location online and by video conference in real-time and recordings.
How long will my course last?
  • Full-time: 4 years @ 40 hours per week
  • Part-time (structured): 8 years @ 20 hours per week

Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.

Where can I study my course?
  • Argyll College UHI
  • Highland Theological College UHI
  • Inverness College UHI
  • Lews Castle College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • North Highland College UHI
  • Orkney College UHI
  • Perth College UHI
  • Shetland College UHI
  • West Highland College UHI
Start date
  • September
  • January (part-time study only)

Year 1 - CertHE
  • Literary discoveries: an introduction to prose fiction
  • Coming out: late 19th- and early 20th century drama
  • Literary theory in history and practice
  • Scottish poetry and the Theme of Exile
  • Worlds real and imagined: an introduction to poetry
  • Option modules from across the humanities in subjects such as Archaeology, Gaelic, History, Philosophy, Politics, Scottish Cultural Studies, Scottish History
Year 3 - BA

Six modules will be offered every academic year:

  • European modernism and the Scottish literary renaissance
  • Union and discord 1707-1815
  • Imagining new worlds: renaissance literature and thought
  • Literary borrowings: adaptations and appropriations
  • Nature writing and ecology
  • Romantic genius: Scottish and European literature, 1750-1830
  • Psychogeography and the city
  • Glorious spangs: material culture at the early modern court
  • Option module from across the humanities in subjects such as Archaeology, Gaelic, History, Philosophy, Politics, Scottish Cultural Studies, Scottish History
Year 2 - DipHE
  • Male ideals and female desires in medieval poetry
  • An introduction to Gaelic poetry
  • Theatrical powerplay: classical and modern tragedy
  • Heroic literature: epic from classical to contemporary
  • Option modules from across the humanities in subjects such as Archaeology, Gaelic, History, Philosophy, Politics, Scottish Cultural Studies, Scottish History
Year 4 - BA (Hons)

Six modules will be offered every academic year:

  • Dissertation (double credit)
  • Satire: the literary art of attack
  • Apocalyptic fictions
  • Science fiction
  • Pornutopia: gender and erotic Writing
  • Avant-garde literature
  • Pushing boundaries
  • Past and present: historiography

How much will my course cost? .auto-style1 { text-align: center; } .auto-style2 { text-align: right; }

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Degrees 2016-17 Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
£1,820 Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year £645 Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module) £215 Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:

Level 2016-17 Full-time Year 1 CertHE £8,000 p.a. Year 2 DipHE £8,000 p.a. Year 3 Degree £8,000 p.a. Year 4 Honours free**

**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2016-17)

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

2016-17 Full-time (120 credit modules) per year £10,000 Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year*** £5,040 Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)*** £1,680

***There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

Further information on international course fees.

A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK and International undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.

Online

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland), EU/EEA or international students without a term-time address in Scotland, ie studying from their home country, the following fees apply:

2016-17 Full-time online per year (120 credit modules) £5,400 Part-time online (per 20 credit module) £900 What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.


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