BA (Hons) English

This highly flexible course integrates the subject areas of English literature, English language, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), and creative writing, giving you the chance to design your own degree course.

You can combine the study of literature from the Renaissance to the present day, the study of language in social and cultural contexts, the teaching of language, and the study and practice of creative writing. You can follow a broad programme by choosing modules from all four subjects, or focus on one or two areas.

You’ll gain a repertoire of specialist skills in analysis, close reading and writing. Your studies will also develop key skills that can be adapted and employed in many ways, which ensures you’ll be prepared to succeed in the workplace.

World-leading research

90% of our English language and literature research is recognised as internationally excellent for its impact (REF 2014).

100% student satisfaction

We are ranked top 10 in the UK for course satisfaction in the subject area of English Studies, with 100% of our BA (Hons) English students satisfied with their course (NSS 2015).

What you will study

In your first year of the English degree, youll choose modules from each of the four subject areas. Literature modules include Thinking with Texts, Reading/Writing Womens Literature, and Shakespeare. Language modules explore the influence of communicative and sociolinguistic contexts, and the past, present and future of the English language. Creative writing modules introduce you to the practice of writing fiction, poetry, and for the media. TESOL modules cover grammar and lexis, and phonology.

In year two of the English degree, you can choose modules from two or three of the subject areas....

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This course is taught at: Treforest Campus, Pontypridd


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  • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2016
    • Full Time 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017

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