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English and Education Studies (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code:

    Q3X3

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Duration:

    3 years full time
    4 years part time

  • Starting:

    September

  • Fees UK:

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

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Overview


This dynamic and diverse course provides a thorough exploration of English Literature from the Early Middle Ages to the present day, all taught by globally-recognised, research-active tutors. It also allows you to pursue your own interests through a range of diverse core and option modules. We offer a supportive environment for learning where you can develop your love of literature and learn vital life skills for your future career.

Alongside that you will be provided insights to the education system and its development in children and adults, with key issues, policies and debates. The combined courses will develop transferable skills that will boost your empolyability.

Both courses are taught by an enthusiastic and experienced team who have substantial research and teaching experience. This course is designed to enthuse and inspire you whilst broadening your knowledge and understanding of English and Education Studies.

We will support you to achieve your career and study ambitions, which is why if you complete our Employability Plus Gold programme or Changemaker Gold certificate alongside your studies and if you haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating* we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you, or support you into postgraduate study.

*with a 2:2 degree classification or higher

Updated 25/11/2020

Highlights


  • International study trip opportunities.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Covers all the major literary periods from Early English to the Present Day, led by research active tutors.
  • Students are offered a wide range of option modules in the second and third year.
  • Guaranteed paid internship with the Northampton Employment Promise.

Course Content


  • This course is an effective starting point for launching a career as an English Teacher. If want to become a secondary school teacher you will need to major in English, but if you wish to teach at primary level this is unnecessary.

    This course is extremely flexible if you are interested in customising your degree to your needs and interests or wish to explore career options. You will have opportunities for visits, researching educational settings and activities in schools and other educational contexts.

    This course offers innovative, research-driven topics of English literature. In the first year you will study modules which analyse different genres of writing, how Shakespeare is represented in 21st Century texts and films, and the use of literary and creative language. Throughout, you will work with academics who regularly publish as experts in their fields.

    At the same time, you will explore how education systems develop and how people learn. You will engage with texts and ideologies through extensive reading, the study of literature’s intellectual and historical contexts and the sociology, philosophy and psychology of education.

    In the second and third years you will be able to choose from a range of option modules which include Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Literature, Children’s and YA Literature, American Literature, Gothic writing, Urban Literature, Creative Writing and the adaptation of literary texts for film and television. If you choose to major in English then in your third year you will also undertake an extended study of English Literature in your Dissertation which will enable you to explore in depth a topic, genre or author of your own choice. You can alternatively choose to undertake an Interdisciplinary Dissertation which will combine your two subject areas.

    The team of lecturers is big enough to offer a variety of modules, but small enough to provide you with a close-knit learning environment. You will know your tutors personally and see them regularly and there will always be someone to help you with your academic study, and to provide pastoral support hand-in-hand with Northampton’s excellent student support services.

    Opportunities Abroad

    There are opportunities for international study visits and exchange as part of the second year for the Education Studies element.

    Methods of Learning

    Modules are assessed through a variety of methods, including essays, individual and group presentations, blogs, participation in online discussion groups, creative writing, podcasts and formal examinations. From the outset we teach you the skills you will need through your degree and transferable skills that will be vital to your career.

    You will engage with texts through extensive reading and consolidate your own responses by studying intellectual, theoretical and historical contexts. You will be taught through seminars and group discussions which will critically inform your ideas and allow you to share and discuss them with your fellow students.

    Schedule and Assessments

    Three years full-time or flexible part-time. There are a variety of assessment formats including, essays, practical reports, presentations, time-constrained essays, multiple-choice tests, group project work, analysis and reflection.

  • If you are looking to become an English Teacher at a Secondary School you should consider majoring in English to show evidence of specialist subject knowledge, in which case you must take either the Experimental Literature module or the Victorian Visions module.

  • 21/22 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 21/22 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK – Part Time: £1,465 per 20 credit module
    • International – Full Time: £13,000
    Additional Costs

    We do ask that you buy the prescribed primary texts for each module. We carefully review the costs of every module each year, so that they do not exceed £100 per module. In practice, by using libraries, freely available online resources and second-hand copies of books, costs are often less than half of this total figure.

    20/21 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 20/21 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK and EU – Full Time: £9,250
    • UK and EU – Part Time: £1,450 per 20 credit module
    • International – Full Time: £12,900
    Additional Costs

    We do ask that you buy the prescribed primary texts for each module. We carefully review the costs of every module each year, so that they do not exceed £100 per module. In practice, by using libraries, freely available online resources and second-hand copies of books, costs are often less than half of this total figure.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

     

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