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

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Start Date
Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 28/11/2018

This Joint Honours course will develop your literary and educational ways of thinking. It will introduce you to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic. 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.

By choosing to study these subjects, you will benefit from a high level of flexibility in deciding your future 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.

Course

Highlights

  • International study trip opportunities.
  • Progression courses available.
  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Becoming a teacher

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.

Course Details

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.

Read more

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers, including journalism, teaching, postgraduate study, adult education, marketing, editorial work with major publishers, arts administration, librarianship, bookselling and management trainee schemes with large companies and local government.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

Home / EU: 0300 303 2772

International: +44 (0)1604 894503

 

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants are normally expected to hold an A Level in English Language or Literature at grade C or above, or an approved equivalent qualification.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All EU students applying for course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
    for study at undergraduate level.

For more information on our English language requirements and accept equivalences, please visit our English language requirement page.

Course Content

You will be introduced to the core disciplines that underpin the academic analysis of both subjects. The modules will introduce you to a variety of approaches, perspectives and theoretical resources for understanding and explaining aspects of Education, Policy, Social Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Recent and Contemporary Education Issues (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1003
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1030
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Part B (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1031
    Core Module Y
  • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1019
    Core Module Y
  • Writing the Present: Post-War & Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1028
    Core Module Y
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1029
    Core Module Y
  • Language & Creativity (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: LIT1035
    Core Module Y

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

 



Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

This course comes with several features that will enrich your study and enhance your CV for future employability:

  • Extremely flexible and customisable to your interests
  • Wide range of module choice
  • Opportunities for school visits and educational research
  • Flexible part time option
  • Opportunity for International study trips

 

 

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Education MA

English – Contemporary Literature MA

Changing Futures Week

Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

Watch our video to discover more about Changing Futures Week.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Fees & Funding

19/20 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

18/19 Tuition Fees

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Scholarships

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

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Joint Honours Study

We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

Visit our Joint Honours page to find out more information about what Joint Honours courses we have available.


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Updated 28/11/2018

  • This Joint Honours course will develop your literary and educational ways of thinking. It will introduce you to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic. 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.

    By choosing to study these subjects, you will benefit from a high level of flexibility in deciding your future 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.

    Course

    Highlights

    • International study trip opportunities.
    • Progression courses available.
    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • 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.

    Read more

    Additional

    Information

    Becoming a teacher

    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.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      Our graduates have gone on to a wide range of careers, including journalism, teaching, postgraduate study, adult education, marketing, editorial work with major publishers, arts administration, librarianship, bookselling and management trainee schemes with large companies and local government.

  • General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants are normally expected to hold an A Level in English Language or Literature at grade C or above, or an approved equivalent qualification.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All EU students applying for course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For more information on our English language requirements and accept equivalences, please visit our English language requirement page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

  • You will be introduced to the core disciplines that underpin the academic analysis of both subjects. The modules will introduce you to a variety of approaches, perspectives and theoretical resources for understanding and explaining aspects of Education, Policy, Social Diversity and Inclusion.

    • Recent and Contemporary Education Issues (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1003
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1030
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Part B (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1031
      Core Module Y
    • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1019
      Core Module Y
    • Writing the Present: Post-War & Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1028
      Core Module Y
    • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1029
      Core Module Y
    • Language & Creativity (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: LIT1035
      Core Module Y

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

     

    • Further your study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give yourself a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Education MA

      English – Contemporary Literature MA

    • Changing Futures is a five-day, University wide showcase of activities and industry speakers to help students explore skills and activities to develop their academic and personal lives.

      Watch our video to discover more about Changing Futures Week.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 19/20 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 19/20 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,400 per 20 credit module

    18/19 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Scholarships

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • We offer so many courses, it can be hard to choose just one. With a Joint Honours degree, you can study two courses, whether they are closely related or completely different. Depending on how much time you want to spend on each subject, your degree may emphasise one subject more than the other, which is a major and minor programme. Alternatively, you can study your subjects equally, resulting in a joint degree.

    Visit our Joint Honours page to find out more information about what Joint Honours courses we have available.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour