English Literature with English Language Teaching BA Hons
Institution Code H36
Course Code HEHMSEG
More about the course
English literature students study an exciting spread of modules ranging from literary 'classics' by canonical writers like Jane Austen, Charles Dickens and John Milton to the contemporary and the popular including work by Ian Fleming, Pat Barker and Carol Ann Duffy. In the first year you study two core foundation modules. These are 'Reading Prose Narrative', a study of the ways in which novelists construct narratives and different techniques they employ, and 'Ways of Reading', which looks at new critical and theoretical approaches to literary texts and films. You may also choose to take other literature modules focusing on drama and poetry.
English Language Teaching
English Language Teaching gives grounding in understanding how languages are learned and taught. While it doesn't give a teaching qualification, it gives you the essential theoretical background to take one successfully.
Work placementYou can choose to study for a year in North America, Europe, Australia or Singapore through the SOCRATES-ERASMUS exchange programme during the second or third year of the degree. In some cases, you may be able to graduate with a degree from your partner university as well as from Hertfordshire. You may be eligible for a grant if you meet certain conditions.
This programme gives you flexibility in your studies at university resulting in flexibility in your choice of career at the end of your course. You will acquire a much broader base of knowledge and experience that could really widen your employment opportunities. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates had entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% had gone on to further study or training.
You'll experience a wide variety of learning styles on this course. During your studies you'll develop your capacity for self-directed study and your interpersonal skills. We particularly emphasise the importance of structured research; well-prepared written and verbal presentations; and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standardlectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through casestudies, individual and group projects and other student centred activities. In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your independent study skills by completing a Major project or dissertation.
You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the programme including:
- standard lectures
- case studies
- individual and group projects
In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation.
Detailed information about the structure of the course and the modules you will study.