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BA (Hons) English Studies

This degree is awarded by Teesside University

Studying for an English Studies degree at the University Centre Grimsby opens up a wide variety of different career possibilities, for example in publishing, journalism, marketing and arts administration.

As well as examining the written and spoken word, there are opportunities for analytical thinking and problem solving with a strong emphasis on accuracy, presentation and communication plus the ability to be articulate, all skills which are highly desirable in today's job markets.
Many further areas of study are open to English graduates, for example law and teaching, even accountancy.

The result is that this degree presents a wide range of exciting options for the future as well as providing students with a rich education focused on developing the key skills that are in demand today.

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Duration of Course:

3 Years

Entry requirements:

Applicants require a minimum of 200 UCAS points. Students with no traditional entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.
International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification


What you will learn:

Level 4
Reading Fiction, Film and Theory
Understanding Poetry
Englishness and Popular Culture
Creative Writing 1
16th and 17th Century Theatre
Study Skills

Level 5
The Novel: Defoe to Austen
Creative Writing 2
American Literature and Culture
Modern Drama
The Victorian Age
Children's Literature

Level 6
Contemporary British Film and Fiction
American Film and Drama
Empire and After

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: written essays/reports, presentations, written and oral examinations, reflective based assignments, portfolios of creative work and a final project/dissertation. All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and communication skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one in a wide range of sectors and roles. This may include primary, secondary, EFL, college and University teaching, journalism and both creative and non-writing, publishing and library and information work. Similarly, students with an English degree may also secure many other careers in for example, HR, marketing, advertising, PR, public administration, the Civil Service and in law. Many students progress into post-graduate study and academic research in related areas also.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 6/11/2013