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St Mary's University, Twickenham

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q302

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with 60 credits

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112

80 UCAS points should include at least two B grades at A Level or equivalent. One A-level should ideally be in English (either Language or Literature), but we may be able to consider applicants who are doing at least one other essay-writing subject, and can demonstrate an interest in English.

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

English literature

When you study literature you are not just reading and thinking about great books, you are also asking questions about societys past and future, and ultimately interrogating your own past and future.During your time here you will be studying literature from the Renaissance to the present day, all within the vicinity of Horace Walpoles Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill House, which is located on our campus.The programme has a traditional and rigorous core of compulsory modules covering: Tragedy, Critical Theory, Renaissance Literature (including Shakespeare), Romanticism and Modernism. The literary training provided ensures that you will cover the conventional classics meticulously.You will develop skills that will complement the unique and innovative optional units, which you can tailor to your interests and passions.Examples of optional modules include:Gothic Cultures 1750-1900Curating LondonWriting Conflict: the First World WarThe Lyricism of Protest: Bob DylanContemporary FictionAmerican LiteratureThere are also opportunities to take courses oriented towards developing career aspirations in the culture industries and education, ensuring that you are prepared for the world of work.

Assessment methods

Most of the modules are assessed with essays and other written forms, supplemented, where appropriate, with examinations, presentations, and contributions to digital content such as blogs, wikis and the like.

The Uni


Course location:

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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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.

88%
high
English literature

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.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
97%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
89%
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

81%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Teaching and educational professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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