To develop confidence and skill in writing and communication than to study with practising writers, linguists and critics.
Suitable for: Mature students welcome with non-standard qualifications
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A levels: BCC including English UCAS Tariff Points: The above offer typically translates to 260 - 300 UCAS tariff points with additional qualifications; International Baccalaureate: 28 to 30 points with a Higher Language (English) at grade 5; QAA-approved Access Diploma: Merit. GCSEs. ...
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BA (Hons) English
On this course you will be studying with an extremely well qualified team of tutors, whose work has been recognised both nationally and internationally. Guided by your tutors, you will explore many new kinds of literature and new ways of reading, as well as learning how language works and shapes our lives. In addition, there is the opportunity to observe the real processes involved in literary creation, alongside novelists, poets and playwrights who work within the department. Every student receives personal attention and support with their studies, as well as being able to explore for themselves the extensive cultural resources of Chichester, which boasts the prestigious Festival Theatre and the nationally renowned New Park Film Club. Recent critical publications by staff include Death and Fantasy: Essays on George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, Philip Pullman and R.L. St venson (Dr Bill Gray), The Culture of Death (Dr Ben Noys) and Revolutions in Taste: Women’s Writing, Politics and Aesthetics 1771 – 1832 (Dr Fiona Price). Our students will be offered the opportunity to spend either one or two semesters studying in Canada.
Indicative Course Content
- Students will be reading a variety of exciting texts and exploring new ways of looking at language and literature.
- Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature
- Language – Variety and Change
- Literary Theory
- Creative Writing – How Writers Work
- Students can shape their route according to their strengths and interests. Strands include:
- Literary History – Shakespeare to Romanticism
- Contesting Texts– Women’s Writing, Post-Colonialism
- Modern English Language
- In addition to a Personal Study (compulsory for Single Honours/Major, optional for Joint Honours) of the student’s own choice, students follow a range of modules including:
- Women’s Writing in the Romantic Era
- Canadian Women’s Writing
- Victorian Women’s Writing
- American Drama
- Twentieth Century American Fiction
- Fantasy Literature
- Fiction for Children
Why this Course?
- Study with practising critics and writers
- Varied and challenging curriculum
- High success rates
- Range of specialist topics
- Up-to-date approaches to teaching and learning
- Skills developed on this course include: interpersonal skills, analysis and problem-solving, writing, research, independent and critical thinking, teamwork, self-management and IT skills
- Media, including journalism
- Law (with conversion course)
- Typical entry requirements - individual offers may vary:
- A levels: BCC including English
- UCAS Tariff Points: The above offer typically translates to 260 - 300 UCAS tariff points with additional qualifications;
- International Baccalaureate: 28 to 30 points with a Higher Language (English) at grade 5;
- QAA-approved Access Diploma: Merit.
Applicants with qualifications from other countries: The University of Chichester considers applicants from a wide range of countries with appropriate A level equivalent qualifications. Non native speakers of English are expected to have IELTS 6.0, or equivalent, although applicants with IELTS 5.5 can study with this subject with International English Studies.
Applicants without the above formal qualifications but who have relevant skills and work / life experience will be considered on an individual basis and may be assessed through a written portfolio.
Generally not required but there will be opportunities to visit the department after you receive your offer.