BA English Literature with Foundation Year - Full-time/part-time

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Through our BA English Literature with Foundation Year, you'll study poetry, fiction, drama and film from Old English to the twenty-first century.

Our core modules in the first year are designed to help you reimagine the ways in which you can read, comprehend and critique poetry and prose. In the second and third years, you'll study the major periods and writers in English literature from the Renaissance to the Restoration, through the 18th century and Romanticism, to Modernism and contemporary literature.

For more information see the BA English Literature web page.

Foundation year

The foundation year provides students with non-standard entry qualifications with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for successful degree level study in the School of English. It is carefully designed to build confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide the subject specific knowledge essential for success.

This year is taught within the Department for Lifelong Learning, where we have nearly forty years’ experience working with adult learners, helping them to unlock their potential to succeed through offering accessible foundation courses that can lead to full and part-time degree level study.

You will be learning alongside other students who are studying for a number of different degrees, typically in small classes, supporting one another to develop and succeed.

This foundation year also includes a range of opportunities to become involved in the life of the School of English.

Progression to the School of English

Students will progress to the School of English after completing their foundation year, subject to meeting progression thresholds which differ across courses and departments. These will be discussed with applicants at interview. These thresholds can also be found by searching for the relevant degree course within the University's Programme Regulations Finder and viewing information relating to 'Year 0'.

Attendance and length of programme

Attendance on this course will be full-time or part-time at the foundation level within DLL, where modules are taught both during the daytime and in the evenings. You will then study full-time or part-time in the daytime at the higher levels of study within the School of English.

It will take you one year (full-time) or two years (part-time) to complete the foundation year and, if you successfully pass that, it will take you three years (full-time) or six years (part-time) to complete the degree within the School of English.

Teaching and learning methods

During the course a number of teaching methods may be used, including:

  • Lectures and seminars
  • Problem solving classes
  • Field studies
  • Independent study
  • Skills and subject-based tutorials
  • Group work
  • On-line activities.
  • Revision workshops
  • Laboratory sessions

Programme details

The links below will take you to more detailed information:

About the programme structure

About the higher levels of study of this degree programme

About the School of English

UCAS code: Q307

To apply for this course

For the full-time course you will need to apply for admission through UCAS, using the course code: Q307.

For the part-time use, apply using our part-time application form and the course code LITU199

Before you apply please carefully read:

Statistics about this course

The figures below give you key information about this course. The data has been independently collected by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).