English with Sandwich placement
Why choose this course?
What happens on the course?
Year 1 gives you a solid foundation in approaches to literary study at undergraduate level. You will be introduced to approaches to literature through focusing on: historical contexts; issues surrounding authorship; critical reception and interpretation; and as a source of individual and national identity. You will also learn the basics of drama in Making A Scene, taught in the Arena Theatre.
Year 3 offers you further opportunity to explore and expand your interests, and includes a final-year project which enables you to carry out supervised research into a literary topic of your choice. You can also elect to boost your career ambitions with English-in-the-workplace projects in the final year.
Throughout all three years there are modules in English language, exploring topics such as the nature and impact of variations in linguistic expression and structures both regional and national, and studies in discourse analysis to complement your literary studies.
International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
Potential Career Paths
Everything you need to know about this course!
At Wolverhampton you can:
- Take part in English-related vocational work in your final year.
- Experience semester-length or year-long opportunities to study with English departments in France, Spain and Bulgaria.
- Encounter a fascinating blend of classic literature, radical writers and popular culture taught by published academics and scholars. Areas where the English team have gained particular recognition recently include: travel and transcultural literatures; contemporary literature & culture; pedagogic research.
- Choose to include English language modules alongside your literary ones as part of your curriculum.
- Be confident that the English programme at Wolverhampton has been commended by external examiners for the creativity of its design and the high standards of its teaching.
Comment from our External Examiner on provision for English:
"The subject curriculum continues to be highly relevant both in terms of the student experience at Wolverhampton and in terms of reflecting the benchmark statements for English, which stress the importance of providing a full range of modules and a diversity of teaching and assessment methods. The English team is to be congratulated once again on ensuring that standards are maintained through the provision of a varied diet of modules, combining traditional and non-traditional courses, with a variety of teaching and assessment methods. The detailed level of feedback provided on all modules remains an example of good practice".
National Student Survey:
This course scored 100% overall satisfaction rating in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 National Student Survey.
The member of academic staff who leads this course is Aidan Byrne
At the end of this course you will be able to:
|Home/EU||Sandwich||£9250 per year||2019-20|
|Home/EU||Sandwich||£9250 per year||2020-21|
|International||Sandwich||£12000 per year||2019-20|
|International||Sandwich||£12250 per year||2020-21|
Additional Course Costs
Additional Field Trips
£100 - Subsidised trip to The Globe Theatre London
Further information on these additional costs will be provided prior to the start of your studies
The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed
Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points
- A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
- BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
- Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit
Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points
- If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
- International entry requirements and application guidance can be found at http://www.wlv.ac.uk/international/apply
- Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Social Sciences guarantees entry on to this course
Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see http://wlv.ac.uk/mature for further information.
"Thank you so much for everything you have done these last few years. your feedback has been hugely helpful and you have encouraged me to become more assertive and confident. I can’t believe how much my work improved. Thank you so much for all of your help and support with this degree" Sarah Madden (BA First Class 2017)
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
Tuition Fees Loan: If you wish, you can take out a Government Student Loan which covers the full course fee. You pay it back once you’ve left university and your income is more than £25,725 (from April 2019). More information on repayments can be found at: repayments.It’s available to eligible full-time higher education students and does not depend on family income.
The amount of the Tuition Fees Loan is paid directly to the University of Wolverhampton by the Student Loan Company.
Visit student finance on the gov.uk website to find out more.Self-funding: If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to Pay.The funding available to you depends on when you started your studies and if you have been to University previously.
For more information please contact the Gateway.
Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.
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