BA (Hons) English Literature*

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Course code Q300

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Course code Q300

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Location Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2017, 2018
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Course outline

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This is no ordinary English Literature degree. Our innovative and contemporary course is designed to develop a strong and relevant skills base which will help you stand out from the crowd on graduation. You’ll write essays and a dissertation just as you would on any other English Literature degree but by the end of the course you will also have scripted and recorded a mock radio programme, designed a webpage, and even submitted a ‘job application’ assessed by academic and careers staff.

You will study a wide variety of literature from the canonical to the contemporary and from the 16th-21st centuries.  As well as engaging with the written word you will be encouraged to think about the wider cultural, historical, geographical and media contexts in which literature is produced. 

Our close proximity to the Lake District means that you will have a chance to enrich your studies by visiting the places which inspired some of Britain's greatest writers, such as Wordsworth and Ruskin, and to explore the relationship between literature and the environment. You will also be encouraged to get involved with contemporary writing contexts via local literary festivals and Carlisle's thriving literary scene.

Our class sizes are small, so you’ll get to know your tutors and your fellow students really well – and we’ll get to know you too, to make sure you get the most out of your degree.

We believe it’s a great course, but don’t just take our word for it; we scored 100% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the course is rated very highly in areas like teaching, assessment and personal development.

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