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Dip (PD) English - Literary Studies

Academic Year 2016/17

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Programme Title

Dip (PD) English - Literary Studies

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

ENG-PD-ES

UCAS Code

JACS Code

Q300 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

The programme entry requirement is normally a 2.1 Honours degree in a relevant subject or equivalent recognised qualification. All applicants are required to submit a piece of written work to assess their suitability for this programme.
International candidates require at least a British Council IELTS qualification of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Please note, applicants for this course are required to submit a sample of recent written work on a literary topic that represents their best work to date (not more than 3000 words).

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Arts, English and Languages

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

English (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Prof Simon Bainbridge

University of Lancaster

Prof Helen Fulton

University of York

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

N/A

Programme Specific Regulations

Students may undertake the dissertation and upgrade to a Masters if they reach the required standard in their taught modules.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The Diploma in Literary Studies offers an advanced university English curriculum, in accordance with the national English benchmarking statement, that:

provides students with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Literary Studies;

delivers a programme that reflects current critical thinking and key critical debates in the field of Literary Studies;

enables students to both pursue specialised fields of study (via guided pathways in specialist areas) OR to choose a flexible arrangement of modules which bypass traditional period or national boundaries;

delivers a programme that draws on the research expertise of staff, offers new perspectives on the subject, and is informed, where applicable, by the unique character and resources of Northern Ireland;

attracts students from local, national, and international contexts, and then provide and deliver the best possible learning and teaching experience, in an environment of equality, tolerance, and mutual respect;

fosters an atmosphere of sophisticated intellectual enquiry by offering modules which encourage a stimulating interchange of ideas;

develops further skills gained through undergraduate study of English, and add new skills, particularly in research methodology, appropriate to higher degree level;

provides a grounding in the field of literary studies.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

recognise and appreciate the varying effects of different literary and rhetorical structures within different periods and contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

analyse and interpret material with an awareness of both historical contexts and appropriate critical approaches;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

differentiate between and critique different ideological and theoretical positions;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

identify appropriate and practicable areas for further work and to formulate suitable written responses;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

think independently analytically, synthetically, and in an organised fashion;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

work autonomously, manifested in self-direction, objective-setting, prioritising and time-management;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

critically analyse and assess their own performance, and that of others, in the context of scholarly endeavour;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 5000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

summarise and synthesise theoretical and experiential learning, drawing on a range of evidence and perspectives;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

analyse and interpret material with an awareness of both historical contexts and appropriate critical approaches;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

differentiate between and critique different ideological and theoretical positions;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

identify appropriate and practicable areas for further work and to formulate suitable written responses;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

access electronic databases and other information resources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Class discussion, based on student presentations and directed by staff, thereby allowing students to test the utility of varying approaches and contexts and confidently to define the ways in which they can most effectively participate in critical debates.

Students are encouraged from the outset to undertake autonomous learning and to present the results of that learning in an appropriate form both to their peers and to staff in seminars.

Dedicated, subject-specific research methods module that addresses the issues, challenges and research questions raised by advanced study in the subject.

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

display requisite word- and data-processing skills;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Preliminary quantitative methods training, looking at the ‘construction’ of quantitative data, use of statistics, enabling students to distinguish between the key types of quantitative methods research.

2 full days in conference style (combination of plenary lectures and breakout groups) as part of Faculty research methods provision.

Mini-conference style (plenary lectures and breakout sessions) across a full day.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

plan and carry through a viable research project;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Preliminary quantitative methods training, looking at the ‘construction’ of quantitative data, use of statistics, enabling students to distinguish between the key types of quantitative methods research.

2 full days in conference style (combination of plenary lectures and breakout groups) as part of Faculty research methods provision.

Mini-conference style (plenary lectures and breakout sessions) across a full day.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

develop further research communication and other employment-related skills;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Preliminary quantitative methods training, looking at the ‘construction’ of quantitative data, use of statistics, enabling students to distinguish between the key types of quantitative methods research.

2 full days in conference style (combination of plenary lectures and breakout groups) as part of Faculty research methods provision.

Mini-conference style (plenary lectures and breakout sessions) across a full day.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

work individually and in teams;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Preliminary quantitative methods training, looking at the ‘construction’ of quantitative data, use of statistics, enabling students to distinguish between the key types of quantitative methods research.

2 full days in conference style (combination of plenary lectures and breakout groups) as part of Faculty research methods provision.

Mini-conference style (plenary lectures and breakout sessions) across a full day.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

to articulate the significance of public humanities approaches within and beyond their discipline.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Preliminary quantitative methods training, looking at the ‘construction’ of quantitative data, use of statistics, enabling students to distinguish between the key types of quantitative methods research.

2 full days in conference style (combination of plenary lectures and breakout groups) as part of Faculty research methods provision.

Mini-conference style (plenary lectures and breakout sessions) across a full day.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

construct complex arguments that are lucid and well-organised and draw on a range of appropriate types of evidence, from the large to the small scale, and communicate these effectively in writing;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar presentations, student interaction and discussion with individual staff hone communication and rhetorical skills and offer the opportunity to learn from constructively critical feedback.

Essays require students to be able to seek out suitable resources and to obtain and collate appropriate information at a sophisticated level. Research methods training is thus put into practice at an early stage and developed throughout the degree.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

develop efficient time-management skills, including the ability to work under time pressure;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar presentations, student interaction and discussion with individual staff hone communication and rhetorical skills and offer the opportunity to learn from constructively critical feedback.

Essays require students to be able to seek out suitable resources and to obtain and collate appropriate information at a sophisticated level. Research methods training is thus put into practice at an early stage and developed throughout the degree.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

offer and receive constructive criticism of their own and others’ work, and to respond positively and productively to feedback on their own work;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar presentations, student interaction and discussion with individual staff hone communication and rhetorical skills and offer the opportunity to learn from constructively critical feedback.

Essays require students to be able to seek out suitable resources and to obtain and collate appropriate information at a sophisticated level. Research methods training is thus put into practice at an early stage and developed throughout the degree.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Student-devised 5000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

think maturely in diverse intellectual situations;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar presentations, student interaction and discussion with individual staff hone communication and rhetorical skills and offer the opportunity to learn from constructively critical feedback.

Essays require students to be able to seek out suitable resources and to obtain and collate appropriate information at a sophisticated level. Research methods training is thus put into practice at an early stage and developed throughout the degree.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

access electronic databases and other information sources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Student-devised essays.

identify and use appropriate resources;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Library work, and the use of QConnect and other on-line resources, will ensure that students have a rich source of different theoretical and scholarly frameworks to draw upon.

Methods of Assessment

Student-devised essays.

utilise effective oral, argumentative and interpersonal skills in group contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Interdisciplinary skills developed through Faculty research methods provision.

2 full days in conference style (combination of plenary lectures and breakout groups) as part of Faculty research methods provision.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

initiate, structure and lead group discussion;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Interdisciplinary skills developed through Faculty research methods provision.

2 full days in conference style (combination of plenary lectures and breakout groups) as part of Faculty research methods provision.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

develop further research communication and other employment-related skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Interdisciplinary skills developed through Faculty research methods provision.

2 full days in conference style (combination of plenary lectures and breakout groups) as part of Faculty research methods provision.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

discuss complex interactions between literature and its contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

articulate current theoretical models and critical positions and the ways in which they continue to transform the field of English literary studies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

demonstrate the points of contact between the methodological practices of various disciplines, including history, philosophy, social psychology, sociology and cultural politics;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

understand the ways in which modern conceptions of regional and cultural identity, ethnicity and nationality function within and across international lines of social and cultural affiliation;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

discuss how aesthetics, rhetoric and politics function in modern English literary production and cultural reception;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

demonstrate how the production and transmission of texts influences issues of interpretation, intentionality and readership;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

appreciate, contextualise and compare the varying effects of different literary, rhetorical and cultural forms of expression;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

offer sustained analysis and interpretation of a broad range of material from varying cultural and historical contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

respond to, differentiate between, and to intervene in, critical and theoretical debates;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

think and research independently and self-reflexively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.

One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Subject-specific research methods which provides essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

acquire and enhance a wide range of skills that will equip them to make significant and productive contributions in the workplace and beyond after they graduate;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Complementary components of Faculty research methods provision.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

develop further research communication and other employment-related skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Complementary components of Faculty research methods provision.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

analyse texts with a sophisticated awareness of the ways in which their formal and generic features interact with particular cultural and historical contexts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.
One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Seminars in research methods which provide essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

draw on, engage with, and formulate a critical position in relation to different critical positions and theoretical models in modern literary and cultural studies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.
One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Seminars in research methods which provide essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

recognise, and to intervene in, areas of debate or new areas of discussion in English literary studies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.
One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Seminars in research methods which provide essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

present persuasive and sustained written arguments on key issues in the interpretation of literary texts;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.
One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Seminars in research methods which provide essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

handle a range of critical and primary sources in the context of formulating an independent argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.
One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Seminars in research methods which provide essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

utilise a range of research tools, resources, and methodologies, and to understand and put into practice the standard protocols of referencing in the advanced literary essay;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.
One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Seminars in research methods which provide essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

offer lucid, well-organised and scholarly oral presentations on literary issues;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Combination of core modules and elective options, supported by Research Methods training in the practice of critical writing.

Seminars, in which the emphasis is on student-led learning, thus developing an engaged understanding of key issues.

Student presentations, as an essential component of seminars, enhance oral skills and develop the ability to engage effectively with critical debate.
One-to-one consultation serves as a forum tailored to individual needs in which students can develop their awareness of appropriate areas of study and research.

Seminars in research methods which provide essential information about access to resources, and also, through group exercises, provide the opportunity to apply the knowledge gained.

Methods of Assessment

Practical work and student-centred learning encourage and test the ability to present and summarise knowledge to their peers in a coherent, structured form.

Assessed essays are based on student-devised topics which enable students to hone and demonstrate understanding by identifying suitable and practicable areas for written work.

Student-devised 4000-word essays in a number of modules require students to be able to identify and carry out a task within a defined time frame.

display a wide range of skills that will equip them to make significant and productive contributions in the workplace and beyond after they graduate.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Complementary components of Faculty research methods provision.

Methods of Assessment

Online assessments and short essays.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Literary Research Methods

ENG7163

7

20

YES

10 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Making Knowledge Work

AHS7001

7

20

YES

10 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Advanced Literary Studies

ENG7263

7

20

YES

10 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Developing Research Specialisms

ENG7363

7

60

YES

10 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes