English (Joint Honours) BA (Hons)

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English Joint Honours is a diverse course, providing a thorough knowledge of English Literature from Early and Middle English to the present day, allowing you to pursue your interests through a range of optional modules.

You will engage with texts through extensive reading and consolidate your own responses by studying intellectual and historical contexts. You will be taught through lectures, seminars and group projects which allow you to share and develop your ideas.

The course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of English Literature from Early English and the Renaissance to the present day. It also encourages you to develop your own research interests through a wide range of optional modules (run according to student numbers and staff availability) and a final year dissertation.

100%
overall student
satisfaction*

Course

Highlights

  • Opportunity to study abroad
  • Progression study available
  • Opportunities to develop creative writing skills

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Specialised Staff

All of our English tutors are active, publishing researchers in their specialist fields, offering expert teaching in subjects ranging from Shakespeare and Victorian literature to contemporary writing.

Course Details

You will engage with texts through extensive reading and consolidate your own responses by studying intellectual and historical contexts. You will be taught through lectures, seminars and group projects which allow you to share and develop your ideas.

Studying English as a joint honours degree, combined with another subject, gives you the opportunity to pull together your varied interests and apply what you learn across both subject areas.

Open Days

Come see for yourself

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

Students who have studied with us have gone on to a variety of careers, including: teaching, adult education, journalism, theatre management, marketing, editorial work with major publishers, librarianship, arts administration, museum and curatorial work, librarianship, bookselling, social work training, management trainee schemes with large companies, 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

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

 

Entry Requirements

General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants would normally be expected to hold an English GCSE, A-Level or equivalent qualification. Applications are welcomed from students who may have a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

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

  • Minimum standard – IELT 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

Course Content

You will learn the foundations of your Joint Honours English degree by studying the compulsory modules.

  • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1029
    Core Module Y
  • Writing the Present: Post-War and Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits)
    Module code: LIT1028
    Core Module Y
  • Language and Creativity (20 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.

Facilities &

Special Features

You will benefit from:

  • core period modules from the Renaissance to the present day
  • wide range of option modules
  • opportunities to develop creative writing skills
  • opportunities to study American literature
  • diverse range of assessment methods

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

Discover your Future

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

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.

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.

 

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.


*Course data provided by Unistats

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Updated 24/09/2018

  • English Joint Honours is a diverse course, providing a thorough knowledge of English Literature from Early and Middle English to the present day, allowing you to pursue your interests through a range of optional modules.

    You will engage with texts through extensive reading and consolidate your own responses by studying intellectual and historical contexts. You will be taught through lectures, seminars and group projects which allow you to share and develop your ideas.

    The course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of English Literature from Early English and the Renaissance to the present day. It also encourages you to develop your own research interests through a wide range of optional modules (run according to student numbers and staff availability) and a final year dissertation.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Opportunity to study abroad
    • Progression study available
    • Opportunities to develop creative writing skills

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • You will engage with texts through extensive reading and consolidate your own responses by studying intellectual and historical contexts. You will be taught through lectures, seminars and group projects which allow you to share and develop your ideas.

    Studying English as a joint honours degree, combined with another subject, gives you the opportunity to pull together your varied interests and apply what you learn across both subject areas.

    Additional

    Information

    Specialised Staff

    All of our English tutors are active, publishing researchers in their specialist fields, offering expert teaching in subjects ranging from Shakespeare and Victorian literature to contemporary writing.

    • Come see for yourself

      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

      Students who have studied with us have gone on to a variety of careers, including: teaching, adult education, journalism, theatre management, marketing, editorial work with major publishers, librarianship, arts administration, museum and curatorial work, librarianship, bookselling, social work training, management trainee schemes with large companies, local government.

  • General entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. Applicants would normally be expected to hold an English GCSE, A-Level or equivalent qualification. Applications are welcomed from students who may have a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

    For information on how to apply to study with us, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

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

    • Minimum standard – IELT 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    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 learn the foundations of your Joint Honours English degree by studying the compulsory modules.

    • Nineteenth-Century Literature (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1029
      Core Module Y
    • Writing the Present: Post-War and Contemporary British Literature (20 Credits)
      Module code: LIT1028
      Core Module Y
    • Language and Creativity (20 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

    • Discover your Future

      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.

  • 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.

    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.

     

    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

You might also like to consider

Creative Writing BA (Hons) >

English BA (Hons) >

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour