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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

English

UCAS Code: Q300

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

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

English studies

**Why choose English?**

• Wider of modules, focusing on lots of different places, themes and subjects from Anglo Saxon Heroic literature to Victorian narrative poetry, bloody revenge dramas of the Renaissance to contemporary bestsellers, from the realist novels of the 19th century to postmodern novels

• Chance to study the large historical picture of English studies, from Beowulf to Tom Wolfe, as well as new directions and approaches in critical and cultural theory

• Hands-on approach which allows students to get to grips with manuscripts and chronicles

• Innovative immersive teaching in small groups and one-to-one tutorials

Modules

The programme is made up of the following combinations of core, compulsory and optional modules. These might alter a little from year to year owing to staff changes, curriculum development and recommendations following validation. However at level 4 there are 5 compulsory modules, including introduction to the Study of English literature, modules on poetry, prose and drama and a cross-Faculty study skills module completed by all students, and a range of optional modules. At level 5 there are 5 compulsory modules, including the Renaissance and Critical and Cultural Theory and a School specific research methods modules completed by all students, and a range of optional modules. At level 6 all students complete a Dissertation of either 20 or 40 credits in addition to 4 compulsory modules including Contemporary Writing and range optional ones.

Assessment methods

The programme is assessed in a variety of ways and will include several of the following type of assessment: essays of 1000 to 4000 words in length, document analyses, book reviews, short reports and reflective journals, timed tests, take home exams, field journals, posters, group and individual presentations, dissertations of 10,000 words, wikis, commentaries and film evaluations.

The Uni


Course location:

Lampeter Campus

Department:

Faculty of Humanities and Performing Arts

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


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English studies (non-specific)

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.

89%
low
Employed or in further education
67%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

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.

£16k

£16k

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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