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BA English Literature and a Modern Language (German) (4 Years)

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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Candidates must be proficient in the English language, which is the language of instruction and examination at the university. Acceptable English Language qualifications include IELTS 6.5, CPE grade C, CAE Grade B or another equivalent A level: Grades ABB to include English Literature (or English Language & Literature) at grade A plus a modern foreign language. AS level: Two AS-Levels may be accepted in place of the third A-Level. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 33 points overall including English Literature (or English Language & Literature) at grade 7 higher level AND a modern foreign language at minimum grade 6 higher level. Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA English Literature and a Modern Language (German)
  • Course description
    Course description

    Studying English Literature and a Modern Language at Manchester gives you the opportunity to experience teaching from across 2 of our Schools; Arts, Histories & Cultures and Languages, Linguistics & Cultures bringing together expertise across a wide range of subject areas.

    This four year course will take you on a broadly chronological journey of English Literature from the Anglo Saxon period through to the present day.  Alongside this, you will undertake a core language course and cultural content courses in your chosen language of study.

    Special features

    English provision in the University has research strengths in many areas. The Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies is a major research centre and undergraduates are welcome at its meetings and at those of the lively and informal Middle English Seminar. In addition to research strengths there are creative writing options in your second and final year.
     
    The Modern Language courses stand out both in terms of language provision and the non-language courses available.  Native speakers will help you to develop your speaking and listening proficiency.

    Course content for year 1
    Your first year will introduce you to a range of disciplines across your subjects.  Your time will be split equally between English Literature and your modern language with 60 credits in each area.  As well as the chronological study of literature mentioned above, you will be trained in the modern spoken and written language of your choice through a compulsory core language course.

    Course content for year 2
    As you move into your second year you can choose to maintain an equal weighting between the two subjects or devote more time to either English or your modern language.  In English your work will build on knowledge and skills gained in your first year through more detailed studies of particular genres, historical periods or theoretical approaches to literary and cultural study.  Your skills will also develop through your continued core language course and you will have the opportunity to select additional content courses.

    Course content for year 3
    Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions. 

    Course content for year 4
    On your return to Manchester in your final year you will again have the choice on how to weight your study time in each subject.  The variety of English course units on offer is considerable and includes courses covering twentieth-century literature, literature from the Renaissance to 1900, medieval language and literature and creative writing.  Your modern language study will also be more involved and will cover areas of culture and society.

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