Undergraduate

q300 - English Language and Literature BA

English Language and Literature BA Honours

UCAS Code: Q300 (full time: 3 Years)

Course Overview

This degree combines elements from our English Language and English Literature degrees in roughly equal proportions, allowing you to immerse yourself in both subjects.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
Q300

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35-36 points

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Opportunities

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You will enjoy wide-ranging literature options including pre-twentieth-century literature up to the present day. For example, Renaissance literature, the Romantics, American modernism, and postwar culture.

In linguistics you learn about the history of English and the social contexts in which it is used, as well as scientific methodologies for studying it.

You study at least one third of your topics in each discipline at each Stage. This gives you the freedom to choose the remaining third from a wide selection of language or literature modules, or topics outside the School.

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Course Details

Modules for 2018 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2018 entry. Our teaching is informed by research and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, student feedback, or insufficient numbers of students interested (in an optional module). To find out more read our terms and conditions.

Module/programme information for 2019 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2019).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage. Further information, including the credit value of the module, is available in each of the module descriptions below.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Optional modules

You will choose six modules from the following lists. You must select one or two modules from Group A and Group B. You must select two modules, and may take up to four, from Group C (subject to prerequisites):

Group A
Group B
Group C

If you wish to complete the Dissertation in English Literature in Stage 3 you must select three modules from Group A and Group B above, as well as the following module:

If you do not wish to complete the Dissertation in English Literature in Stage 3 you may choose to replace a module from the lists above to a module from below:

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. It isn't available if you're spending a year studying abroad. Find out more about Work Placements.

Year 3 (Placement Year)

On completion of Stage 2 and before entering Stage 3, you may as part of your studies for the degree spend a year in a placement with an approved organisation. If you are required to re-sit your Stage 2 assessment, you must delay the start of your placement until you have done so. If you fail Stage 2, you may not complete a placement year.

Students who fail the module will be required to transfer to Stage 3 of Q300.

Stage 3

Optional modules

You will select one of the following modules:

*You should see the Module Leader at the end of the semester preceding that in which you propose to study this module. 

You must select one module from Group D, one module from Group E and two modules from Group F.  Any remaining credits can be chosen from any of the groups.

Group D
Group E
Group F

You may replace one module from Group F for one of the following modules:

With approval, if you have not replaced a module with one from above, you may choose to replace a module with one of the following or from outside the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.  You must have at least one module from Groups D and E.

*Only available if you have taken a Career Development module at Stage 2.

    Entry Requirements

    All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

    If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

    The entrance requirements below apply to 2020 entry.

    Undergraduate Admissions Policy

    See our Admissions Policy 2019 Entry (PDF: 71 KB).

    See further policies related to admission.

    Careers

    English Language and Literature careers

    English students acquire a range of valuable skills, which they can transfer to many different employment situations. Your literary and linguistic training can be used in journalism, librarianship, teaching and the highly competitive fields of writing, acting and directing.

    You will also gain other skills such as the capacity to analyse and summarise material, to communicate, to work to a deadline, to argue a case, to work independently as well as collaboratively, to think logically and to be able to use computers.

    This is excellent preparation for a wide number of professions and as such, our graduates have gone on to a variety of career areas including editorial, marketing, PR and other forms of media. Others have gone to work in law, politics, HR, teaching and supporting specialist learning.

    Visit the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics website to watch video interviews with former students talking about their experiences at Newcastle and their careers since graduating.

    Find out more about the career options for English Literature, Language and Linguistics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website..

    What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

    See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. Take a look at the most recent data available for our graduates.

    The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

    Careers and employability at Newcastle

    Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

    96% of our 2017 UK-domiciled UG/PG graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    85.5% of our graduates are in graduate level employment or further study within six months of graduating.

    We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

    Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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    UCAS codes for Newcastle University

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    • institution code - N21

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