Lancaster's English Literature and Linguistics degree is taught by the English Literature and Creative writing Department, which ranks highly across teaching, research and student surveys, and the Department of Linguistics and English Language.
Your degree offers fascinating insights into a broad range of literature alongside an in-depth study of the language used to write them. Youll gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of a wide range of texts through a careful study of the sound, grammar and meaning systems of different languages.
Youll begin your degree with courses including English Literature and Linguistics before moving on to more specialised second-year modules, such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism and The Structures of Language. In your final year, youll be able to study modules including Topics in Linguistic Theory; From Decadence to Modernism 1890-1945; American Literature from 1900; Shakespeare; and Contemporary Literature.
You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings. Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications. You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.
During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax. Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year.
The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study. This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.
Award: BA Professional Qualification 4 Years Full Time Taught in English