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The BA in English Studies offers a combination of English Language and English Literature courses. It is available for native speakers of English and for EFL students. The course has been designed for students who have studied both aspects of English and wish to gain a further knowledge of both literature and linguistics.
The English Studies degree places strong value in the reading, discussing and understanding of great works of literature, not simply as processes that lead to higher levels of employability and the development of valuable critical skills but as ends in themselves.
The English Studies BA program is taught through a combination of seminars, workshops, tutorials (6 students maximum) and informal one-to-one discussion. In the second year, student can enhance their study by combining it with another humanities subject such as history or a cognitive science such as psychology as a “free choice” minor element. It can also be complemented by the study to proficiency level and beyond, of a modern language such as French or Spanish.
Graduates of this English Studies BA course may pursue careers in teaching, media, marketing, journalism, or academia.
Students wishing to study the BA (Hons) English Studies degree must meet the following criteria:
- UCAS points: 240
- English Language: IELTS of 6.0 or TOEFL of 213
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
Location & accommodation
Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...