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English Language and Literature (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points at A2

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

64 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (D or E)

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

English literature

English language

**Course Overview**

- Explore the relationship between English Language and Literature on this Foundation Entry programme, where you’ll analyse a wide range of different texts – from classic works of literature to popular media.

- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

- You can tailor this course to your interests – our modules include semantics and pragmatics, gender and language, Shakespeare, the fairy tale, and the short story.

- This programme is suitable if you’re aiming to teach English at secondary level, where it’s increasingly important that you demonstrate knowledge of both language and literature. The incorporation of ‘both sides’ of English develops skills which are relevant to a number of different careers.

**Why study with us**

- English Language is ranked 1st in the UK for Assessment and Feedback - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.

- Gain work experience later in the course through optional modules in volunteering, leadership and mentoring accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

- You’ll have the opportunity to publish your work in our Journal of Undergraduate research, Diffusion.

**Further Information**

Some of the highlights of this programme include:

- A creative mix of tradition and innovation in topic and delivery.

- Modules in popular culture and contemporary literature as well as studies in classical literature.

- The study of traditional literature from the sixteenth century to the contemporary era, including William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens, as well as ‘new’ fictions, for example, in American literature and culture, gothic fictions, film adaptation and children’s literature.

- A chance to gain valuable work experience relating to your studies - for example our work-related live project which could include planning for a conference, literature festival, reading project, setting up an exhibition and much more through the ELSIE Project.

- Support from the University’s Worldwise Learning Centre, where you can access the latest language learning and digital technologies, including Rosetta Stone.

- Learning with research-active tutors, who are specialists in their fields. You’ll get the opportunity to work with them as well as writing an article for Diffusion, a journal published by the University featuring supervised undergraduate research.

- Field trips to museums, archival resources, readings and theatres, such as the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford to view a play; and Dove Cottage and other literary sites in the Lake District.

- An opportunity to meet writers and literary critics.

Modules

Year 1: Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Skills for Language Students, Foundation in TESOL, Extended Course Essay

Year 2: Reading Texts: Literary Theory (20 credits), English Language Workshop (20 credits), Introduction to Renaissance Literature (20 credits), Introduction to English Syntax & Phonology, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, and an elective from our extensive catalogue

Year 3: Comparative Literature (20 Credits), The English Language Workshop II, Either/or, Restoration to Revolution: Literary Culture 1660-1789 (20 Credits), Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century (20 Credits), You’ll also take an additional module from our suite of options, And an elective from another subject

Year 4: Compulsory modules are; English Literature Dissertation (40 Credits) OR English Language Dissertation (40 credits), Modern and Contemporary Literature (20 Credits), and you also take an additional 60 credits (generally three modules of 20 credits each) from our suite of options.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
English literature
87%
high
English language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
96%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
D

English language

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

60%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
50%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
24%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
47%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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