English Literature BA (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BA (Hons) English Literature

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord English Literature
DipHE English Literature
CertHE English Literature

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UPG13001 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UPG13001 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

Q320

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

English

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Literature and Languages

Programme Leader

PALMER BL Dr (Lit & Langs)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To develop reading, analysis and writing of complex literary texts and discourses

To investigate and offer a deep understanding of the social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts for the production of literary texts and the way those texts intervene in the related discourses;

To ensure wide reading across the Anglophone canon with the possibility of in-depth study of contemporary literature, English literature in a global context, creative writing and the interface between English Literature and other related media

To develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills that centre upon independent critical and creative thinking, and to provide practical support in the development of employability skills

To impart an enthusiasm for, and understanding of, the subject that informs future choices, including careers, further study and lifelong learning

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
The processes of reading, analysis and writing of complex literary texts and associated critical and theoretical discourses; K BA (Hons)
The social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts for the production of literary texts K BA (Hons)
A wide range of literatures from the anglophone canon covering periods before 1800 to contemporary literature, with an understanding of genre K BA (Hons)
At least two of the following areas: the anglophone canon; contemporary literature; english literature in a global context; creative writing; and other related media K BA (Hons)
Able to use sophisticated critical skills in reading, writing and analysis C BA (Hons)
Able to conceptualise ideas of authorship, textual production and audience C BA (Hons)
Able to respond to the central role of language in the creation of meaning C BA (Hons)
Able to identify how different social, cultural and geographical contexts affect language and meaning C BA (Hons)
Able to understand how cultural norms and assumptions influence judgement; C BA (Hons)
Able to comprehend the complex nature of literary language and genre C BA (Hons)
Able to utilise and undertake relevant research in relation to literary texts and discourses C BA (Hons)
Able to articulate knowledge and understanding of texts and theoretical practices P BA (Hons)
Able to use sophisticated rhetorical skills for effective communication and argument, written and oral P BA (Hons)
Able to command a wide range of vocabulary and theoretical terminology (nb. Students who exit at diploma level should be able to command a good range of vocabulary and theoretical terminology; students who exit at certificate level should be able to command a reasonable range of vocabulary and theoretical terminology P BA (Hons)
Able to analyse diverse forms of discourse (nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to analyse some forms of discourse); P BA (Hons)
Able to undertake the planning and execution of written and oral work; P BA (Hons)
Able to use effective bibliographical skills (nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to use some bibliographical skills) P BA (Hons)
Able to demonstrate independent thought and judgement P BA (Hons)
Able to carry out research projects P BA (Hons)
Able to manage time effectively P BA (Hons)
Able to acquire substantial quantities of diverse information leading to systematic analysis nb. Students who exit at diploma level should be to acquire quantities of diverse information leading to systematic analysis; students who exit at certificate level should have some ability in acquiring diverse information leading to systematic analysis); T BA (Hons)
Able to work independently or with others to examine and present information and judgements(nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to work independently or with others to determine and present information and judgements); T BA (Hons)
Able to understand a variety of theoretical positions and to develop independent judgements in relation to them (nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to understand some theoretical positions and to develop judgements in relation to them); T BA (Hons)
Able to handle information in a critical and self-reflexive manner (nb. Students who exit at certificate level should be able to handle information with confidence); T BA (Hons)
Able to use it to access, work with and utilise resources T BA (Hons)
Able to work on a range of material to a time framework and to organise work independently and as a group. T BA (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
2

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Students must choose one of the above three modules.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Yes
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.