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BA (Hons) English Literature (Professional Placement Year)

Bath Spa University
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Course UCAS code: Q301
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time With Year In Industry , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
This is the 4 year course which includes a Professional Placement Year. The English Literature course at Bath Spa University aims to change the way you see the world by exploring new ideas and understanding how others' see the world. You'll study a wide range of historical periods from early modern drama to postmodern experimental poetry through exciting and challenging modules, which explore the ways writers respond to and reshape their worlds through writing. By developing new ways of reading and thinking about literary texts and the philosophical and political ideas. - A large and varied course, offering you plenty of choice. - Study a balance of canonical writers including Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Bronte, along with authors and texts who may be less familiar to you. - A broad and diverse range of intellectually stimulating modules that open up new ways of seeing the past and the present world - Work with friendly, accessible tutors in their area of research specialism. **More about the Professional Placement Year** A Professional Placement Year (PPY), traditionally known as a sandwich year, is where a student undertakes a period of work with an external organisation for between 9-13 months. The placement occurs between the students' second and third years of undergraduate study. Students can engage in up to 3 placements to make up the total time and are required to source the placement(s) themselves with support from the Careers & Employability Team.
Each year has a core module as well as a large selection of optional modules to choose from. Two core modules in both Years 1 and 2 provide a common framework that allows you to explore central questions, concepts and theories of literary studies. The structure of the course also allows you to undertake your own extended piece of research as an independent project or dissertation in Year 3. You will also find a wide range of optional modules that allow you focus on specific periods and themes across all three years of study. Year 1 offers historical surveys of key periods from the mid-sixteenth century to the present day as well as a module that introduces you to the history of 'the book'. In Years 2 and 3 you can choose from modules that explore the many different worlds of literature that include: Shakespeare and his contemporaries; Romantic visions of nature, science and self; experimental and electronic poetry; classical and contemporary crime fiction; Victorian inventions of 'the modern'; experiences of migration, slavery and ethnic conflict; global environmental issues – and many more. You will find that these modules are organised around a number of key themes running through the programme which address diverse ways of literature's 'being in the world' – the transnational flows of cultures and traditions; theories of body, mind and identity; the histories and futures of the book – but you can choose to study any of the available modules and develop your own path.
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15 January

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Cows. Sheep. Swans. Squirrels. The Newton Park campus of Bath Spa University may as well be a zoo. Overlooking the rolling hills of Somerset, this picturesque, postcard-worthy place is perfect for the lovers of the natural world. All the essentials are here: we've got the general shop, on-campus doctors, the SU (with their unbeatable pizza meals), and of course the Starbucks. Everything is so close, you'll be able to roll out of bed and straight into a lecture. Campus is peaceful and tranquil most of the time, although you may be woken up rather early by the mooing cows outside your window.

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Bath Spa Admissions Team:
Tel. 01225 876180
Email. [email protected]

Bath Spa Admissions Team:
Tel. 01225 876180
Email. [email protected]

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