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BA (Hons) English Studies for Teaching (3 year programme)

University of Buckingham
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Course UCAS code: Q330
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
English Studies is the study of both English Language and English Literature. It is a rich and thoughtful field in which to do a degree. You study both high-level issues of Language – grammar, syntax, rhetoric and writing styles – and also theoretical and philosophical aspects of language – how language functions in relation to community and politics, issues of language and power, forms of English, and so forth. At the same time as this, you take a range of modules in English Literature, developing your understanding of the subject. Your study of English language is both functional, and cultural. English Studies is usually read in relation to a further strand: communications and media; practical journalism skills; or pedagogical skills in relation to the teaching of English. The links on the right will give you more information about individual degree combinations. As with the rest of Humanities, English Studies maintains small-group teaching, disappearing at other universities, allowing a real immersion in the subject, and thoughtfulness and care in the teaching. There are dedicated computer / media suites for students, and the seminar and lecture rooms in the Chandos Road Building are comfortable and well furnished. The special reading room in the central library, the Comino Room, has large holdings in relation to the degrees. There is also an English Language resource room. This version of the programme XQ13 is designed for speakers of English as a native (or second) language who want to work as teachers of English, either in the UK or abroad. It is particularly attractive to students who want to learn about the latest methodology for teaching English. The programme consists of a combination of modules in English language / communication studies together with literature modules and specialist modules in TEFL Skills & Methods and Teaching Young Learners and Teaching Literacy.
Modules:
Applied Linguistics 1 & 2, Change in English, Contemporary Writing, Creative Writing 1 & 2, Discourse and Debate, Diversity in English, ELT Management, ELT Marketing, English Composition, Eras of English, Fiction and Theory, Film Studies, Global Communication, Intercultural Communication, Language and Power, Language and Society, Media Discourse, Modern American Literature, Modernist Writing, Plays in Performance, Poetry and Poetics, Renaissance Literature, Rewriting Empire, Romantic Literature, Shakespearean Drama, Stylistics, Syllabus and Materials Design, Teaching English for Academic Purposes, Teaching Literacy, Teaching Young Learners, TEFL Methods, TEFL Skills, Text Studies
Assessment Methods:
Teaching is carried out through a combination of lectures supported by seminars, workshops, tutorials and informal one-to-one discussion.. A key feature of the Buckingham teaching method is the use of small tutorial groups which provide the most effective means of ensuring that the students benefit from the academic expertise at their disposal. It is also the philosophy of Buckingham's faculty to be available to students outside the scheduled tutorial times and to encourage good working relationships between staff and students. We believe in the surpassing value of the reading, discussing and understanding of great works of literature, not simply as processes that lead to higher levels of employability and the development of valuable critical skills (which they undoubtedly do) but as ends in themselves which are enriching and, ultimately, liberating. 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.
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15 January

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A great small town, with the markets a definite highlight - they are a great opportunity to get bargain stuff for your flat, The locals are very friendly, and you'll definitely get to know everyone - the social life is quite intimate, think of it a bit like a giant 6th form rather than the typical university experience. The SU holds a lot of great events throughout the year, so there's loads to do.

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Set for Whole course for International at £34,800
English and History Admissions:
Tel. 01280 820156
Email. [email protected]

English and History Admissions:
Tel. 01280 820156
Email. [email protected]

English and History Admissions:
Tel. 01280 820156
Email. [email protected]

 
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  • Lud's avatar by Lud on 24th January 2019
    So far its great. I also think that the semesters are well thought. Since recession summerjobs are not readily available for international students in the UK and I really don't want to waste four months of my year in doing nothing.
  • Dazza happy's avatar by Dazza happy on 20th November 2018
    This is a university that allows one to become the person they’ve always wanted to, in a stimulating and friendly environment
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