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BA (Hons) English Literature with Psychology (two-year degree)

University of Buckingham
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Course UCAS code: Q3C8
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 2 Years
Course Summary:
The University of Buckingham is: o Home of the 2-year degree – less cost and more focus o Top for Teaching Quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) o Top for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey and Complete University Guide) o Small group teaching focused – student:staff ratio of 11:1 o Flexible – start your course in September or January English Literature here is taught to small groups by energetic and enthusiastic staff, led by Oxford-trained academics with international research profiles in 19th and 20th-century studies. Ideas developed in core seminars are taken forward in weekly small-group tutorials, where half a dozen students are encouraged to discuss and interpret specific passages of writing, under the watchful guidance of their tutor. Our students are expected to read widely, and to develop strong lines of argument and personal responses to what they find, anchored in an informed understanding of the discipline and with reference to the critical debates that animate it. The degree is structured around a combination of period study, thematic study, and modules inculcating theoretical and practical skills. Victorian literature modules cover prose from Dickens to Gaskell, and poetry from Browning to Hardy; twentieth-century literature topics range from Rhys, Hurston, Woolf, and Plath to Hemingway, Forster, Larkin, and Beckett. Shakespeare is one central focus. Other earlier writers who are studied include Marlowe, Donne, Webster, Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Centlivre, Swift, Pope, Blake, Wordsworth, Austen, Keats, and Shelley. You can explore some of the modules on this website. Thematic study encourages students to analyse contextually based on sociological variations, gender, contemporary politics, and psychological influences. We encourage the understanding of contemporary literary and cultural theory while never losing sight of the values of liberal/aesthetic education. There are a wide variety of options in Psychology, including theoretical modules on personality, cognition, perception, social and developmental psychology and applied modules such as clinical psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, the psychology of crime and psychology of language. The range of psychology modules on offer allows the student to select the modules that best fit their needs and interests. The degree develops a portfolio of transferrable skills of great value to employers including lateral thinking, professional-level writing, rhetoric, presentation and knowledge of psychological theory and research. Graduates have gone on to pursue careers in a variety of fields. Some have taken further their studies in one or other of the subject-fields.
Modules:
Contemporary Writing, Creative Writing 1, Fiction and Theory, Film Studies, Literary Journalism (1642-present), Modern American Literature, Modernist Writing, Poetry and Poetics, Renaissance Literature, Restoration and Augustan Literature, Rewriting Empire, Romantic Literature, Shakespearean Drama, Victorian Fiction, Victorian Poetry, Women's Writing, Animal Behaviour, Biological Psychology, Business Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Cognition, Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology, Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, Creative Performance and Expertise, Cyberpsychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Individual Differences, Introduction to Psychology 1 & 2, Perception, Social Psychology, Sports and Exercise Psychology.
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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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.
  • Chookie's avatar by Chookie on 7th October 2015
    Excellent. Buckingham university spanning 3 campuses and private (no fee) parking employs lecturers and professors from all over in order to help provide their students with the best resources to help them succeed.
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