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The University of Wolverhampton

BA (Hons)English Language and Literature

Why choose this course?

This course gives you the chance to develop and further extend your combined interests in English language and literature. You will learn about the forms and functions of English and examine the use of language in its social and cultural context, while exploring a range of literary and non-literary texts from the Renaissance to the present day and from the West Indies to the West Midlands.

Throughout the programme, you will be given the theoretical, philosophical and contextual tools with which to critically examine the process of linguistic analysis and literary interpretation.

Upon completion you'll be able to make informed judgements about how linguistic structures and literary texts shape our existing social practices and notions of cultural capital.

What happens on the course?

You will encounter a fascinating blend of classic literature, radical writers and popular culture taught by published academics and scholars.

Typical modules could include:

  • Reading and Writing Poetry
  • How English Works
  • Reading Literature
  • Myth
  • Basic Language
  • The Story of English
  • Literature and History
  • Popular Culture
  • Basic Language
  • Language Development
  • Critical Theory/ Textual Practice
  • Varieties of English
  • Language and Meaning
  • Shakespeare and the English Renaissance
  • Text, Context and Spin
  • Research Methods for English Language, Linguistics and TESOL
  • American Literatures
  • Language Development for Employment
  • Language Variation and Change
  • Victorian Art, Literature and Culture
  • Gender, Sex, and Language
  • Positions: Literature, Society, Geography
  • Language and Humour
  • Communication, Culture and Power
  • Modernisms

Why Wolverhampton?

You will encounter a fascinating blend of classic literature, radical writers and popular culture taught by published academics and scholars.

Opportunities for English-related vocational work are an established part of the final year programme, and students interested in study abroad can take up semester-length opportunities with English departments in France, Spain and Bulgaria.

Masters programmes in English, Creative Writing, Film and Popular Culture provide opportunities within the Faculty of Arts for postgraduate study upon graduation.

Career path

Many of our current English and English Language graduates enter the teaching profession, either embarking on PGCE courses or teaching English as a foreign language.

This degree will also equip you for employment in any area where language skills are important: whether in journalism, publishing, media, or any number of administrative jobs where clear communication with colleagues and/or clients is essential.

The breadth of our English language and literature provision, and the skills in research and critical thinking that our modules engender, provide an excellent grounding for study at postgraduate level. Master's programmes in English, Creative Writing, Film and Popular Culture provide opportunities within the Faculty of Arts for postgraduate study upon graduation.

What skills will you gain?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the forms and functions of English at the levels of phonology, lexis, syntax and text;
  • Analyse and appreciate literary and non-literary texts, including an awareness of genre and critical approach;
  • Appreciate how social and cultural contexts affect both the construction of meaning in language, and the production and reception of literary and non-literary texts;
  • Think critically and independently, and express ideas clearly and coherently in spoken and written modes;
  • Develop a range of transferable skills intrinsic to the subject areas and of value to graduate employment.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • BBC from ‘A’ levels
  • BTEC QCF Diploma grade D*D*
  • BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma full award (Pass of 60 credits - of which a minimum of 45 credits must be at level 3 including 18 at Merit or Distinction).
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International entry requirements and application guidance can be found here

Other Requirements

Students must have studied a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, it is expected that some applicants will be mature students with work experience, who wish to further their career development. These applicants will be processed through standard procedures, which may involve an interview as part of the process. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700
Part time # £2,835
2017/8 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,475
Part time # £2,835

The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2018/9. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact

These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

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Telephone

01902 32 22 22

Email

enquiries@wlv.ac.uk

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