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University of Buckingham

English Literature with History of Art (two-year degree)

UCAS Code: Q3V3

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,B,C

Typical Offer

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

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

DDM

From relevant National Diploma

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,C

UCAS Tariff

102-128

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About this course


Course option

2years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

History of art

English literature

The University of Buckingham is:
o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus
o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide)
o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide)
o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1
o Flexible – start your course in September or January

There are natural synergies between the study of English Literature and History of Art, the study of art in words and the study of art in physical forms (painting, sculpture, architecture). If you take the September start for this degree, you have the option of taking your first term in Florence, studying the art of the Renaissance in the greatest Renaissance city.

In English Literature with History of Art you will be taught in small groups by energetic and enthusiastic staff, led by Oxford-trained academics with international research profiles in 19th- and 20th-century studies. Ideas developed in core seminars are taken forward in weekly small-group tutorials, where half a dozen students are encouraged to discuss and interpret specific passages of writing, or particular paintings or issues in history of art, under the watchful guidance of their tutor.

Our students are expected to read widely, and to develop strong lines of argument and personal responses to what they read and see, anchored in an informed understanding of the two disciplines and with reference to the contemporary critical debates that animate them.

The English side of the degree is structured around a combination of period study, thematic study, and modules inculcating theoretical and practical skills. Victorian literature modules cover prose from Dickens to Gaskell, and poetry from Browning to Hardy; twentieth-century literature topics range from Rhys, Hurston, Woolf, and Plath, to Hemingway, Forster, Larkin, and Beckett. Shakespeare is one special focus. Other earlier writers who are studied include Marlowe, Donne, Webster, Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Gay, Swift, Pope, Blake, Wordsworth, Austen, Keats, and Shelley. You can explore some of the modules on this website. Thematic study encourages students to analyse contextually based on sociological variations, gender, contemporary politics, and psychological influences. We encourage the understanding of contemporary literary and cultural theory while never losing sight of the values of liberal / aesthetic education.

History of Art is focused on the visual arts. The subject also touches on many other traditional humanities disciplines such as literature, history, religion, languages, classics, psychology, and philosophy. Students acquire skills of critical and historical analysis and the ability to evaluate evidence and present arguments fluently, both orally and in writing. Because of the combined degree, you will be able to see cross-overs and interactions between literature and art, particularly in relation to the Renaissance, Romanticism, and Modernism.

Our recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers in the media, creative writing, teaching, academia, business, and marketing.

Modules

Contemporary Writing
Creative Writing 1
Eras of English (September entry)
Fiction and Theory
Film Studies
Literary Journalism (1642-present)
Modern American Literature
Modernist Writing
Plays in Performance (September entry)
Poetry and Poetics
Renaissance Literature
Restoration and Augustan Literature
Rewriting Empire
Romantic Literature
Shakespearean Drama
Victorian Fiction
Victorian Poetry
Women’s Writing
Introduction to Art History: Style, Interpretation, Iconography
Art and Architecture, History and Culture (September entry, term in Florence)
Renaissance Art and Architecture
Romanticism to Fin-de-Siècle
Modern Art from 1900
Design and the Decorative Arts Special Study 1: Renaissance to Industrialisation
Design and the Decorative Arts Special Study 2: Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus and Beyond
The Country House: Form, Function, Culture
Modern British Art from 1900
Individual Directed Study Project

Assessment methods

The assessment of individual modules within each course varies according to the subject. Assessment is usually by examination, assessed coursework, or a combination of the two.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£25,200
for the whole course
England
£25,200
for the whole course
EU
£25,200
for the whole course
International
£34,800
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£25,200
for the whole course
Scotland
£25,200
for the whole course
Wales
£25,200
for the whole course

Extra funding

The University would like to encourage students – both undergraduates and postgraduates – to come to Buckingham regardless of their financial circumstances. The bursaries and scholarships we offer are awarded on merit and/or on financial need. You may only accept one University award.

All awards are subject to your meeting the University’s academic entry requirements and abiding by the University’s rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham.

For details of our current range of scholarships and bursaries please see our website:

https://www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships

The Uni


Course location:

University of Buckingham

Department:

English

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.

82%
med
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.

History of art

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

69%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

61%
UK students
39%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
A

After graduation


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History and archaeology

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.

25%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a category for graduates taking a wide range of courses that don’t fall neatly into a subject group, so be aware that the stats you see here may not be a very accurate guide to the outcomes for the specific course you’re interested in. Management, finance, marketing, education and jobs in the arts are some of the typical jobs for these graduates, but it's sensible to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course, and what previous graduates did.

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.

96%
med
Employed or in further education
89%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
17%
Media professionals
16%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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