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Course Presentation: English

  1. 1. Open Day: Entry in 2014 Studying English at Brunel University Wendy Knepper, School of Arts, English Email: wendy.knepper@brunel.ac.uk
  2. 2. Welcome and Overview • Introduction & Our Philosophy • Prospective Student Profile • Reasons to Choose Brunel • Pathways to the BA • Course Offerings • Employability / Career Paths 2
  3. 3. Introducing English at Brunel • Research-active staff of 18 with degree programmes in English at undergraduate, MA and PhD levels • Cover Early Modern to Contemporary Literature as well as Critical Theory • Dynamic combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials and independent study • Two Research Centres: – Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing (BCCW) – Brunel Gender and Sexuality Research Centre (BGSRC) 3
  4. 4. Our Philosophy English Literature opens up new horizons. • You come to see the world differently by studying literature from the early modern period to the present. • You develop existing and new skills, such as reading, writing, analysis, debate, teamwork, project management and presentation abilities. • We work to support you along the way, both in the classroom and beyond through our tutor system, workshops and feedback meetings. 4
  5. 5. Our Students: What We Look For Do you aim to... • read widely and deeply • explore new ideas and critical perspectives • learn to develop and convey your arguments more effectively • work independently and in groups • engage in lively discussions and debates • develop transferable skills and pave the way for success in the future? Entry Criteria ABB-AAB, with a B or higher in English Literature. We consider your complete application: your personal statement is very important. Check the website for more details. 5
  6. 6. Why English at Brunel? 5 Reasons 1. Innovative English Curriculum 2. Academic and Research Excellence 3. Inspiring Teaching and Learning 4. Community and Personal Development 5. Employability and Career Goals 6
  7. 7. Course Offerings in English SINGLE HONOURS BA English Single Honours (Q300) COMBINED BA English with Creative Writing (Q3W8) JOINT HONOURS BA English and Film & TV Studies (Q3W6) English & Theatre (WQ43) English & Games Design (WQ23) 7
  8. 8. New Level One LITERATURE, LONDON & LIFE EARLY MODERN TO MODERN We will study texts from Shakespeare to the present, including drama, novels and experimental poetry. LITERARY LONDON* We will read key texts related to London as a site of literary production and take field trips to key locations. READING LIVES* Through life writing, we develop close reading and university-level interpretive skills. Features Will Self. * Mandatory for Joint and Combined Honours. 8
  9. 9. Level Two FROM THE CANON TO CRITIQUE THE VICTORIAN NOVELPOSTCOLONIAL WRITING THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT & 20TH CENTURY FICTION MODERNISM ROMANTICISM AND REVOLUTION SHAKESPEARE: TEXT AND PERFORMANCE * Joint and Combined Honours choose 3 modules. 9
  10. 10. Level Three BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM DISSERTATION This 10,000 word research project enables students to write on a topic of their choosing and work closely with a supervisor to develop their work. OPTIONAL MODULEOPTIONAL MODULE OPTIONAL MODULEOPTIONAL MODULE * Joint and Combined Honours maintain balance of module credits across subjects. 10
  11. 11. Level Three: Plenty of Options • Literary Geographies in Early Modern Britain • Erotic Bodies (Renaissance) • African-American Novel • Writing Ireland • Writing India • Postcolonial Perspectives • Victorian Literature & Culture • Moving Modernisms • Critical Perspectives (Literary Theory / Philosophy) • Post-War & Late- Twentieth-Century Literature • Modern British Poetry • Post-Millennial Fiction 11
  12. 12. “Brunel constantly creates opportunities for you to gain experience and helps to prepare you for work in your chosen field when you leave.” ─Rita Ekwere, English, level two What Our Students Say “I am determined to teach English in secondary schools and Brunel has been an amazing help in this. My work with Brunel Volunteers has actually led to teaching experience with GCSE English students.” ─Jessica Brace, English, level three 12
  13. 13. Employability: Facts & Figures In 2011/12, six months after graduating: • 63.6% of graduates with a first degree were in employment • 17.0% were in full-time further study • 4.5% were combining work and study 13
  14. 14. Career Paths and Employment Careers in publishing, journalism, mark eting, advertising, events management, public relations and teaching are typical choices for English graduates. Examples of Roles (2011-12) • Marketing Assistant • Media Editor • Project Manager • Researcher • Legal Secretary • Editorial Trainee • Film Runner • Freelance PR Agent • Freelance Writer 14
  15. 15. Further Studies • MA Creative Writing • MA English • MA English Literature • MA Film Studies • MA Human Rights • MA Sociology & Communication • MSc Magazine Publishing • PGCE Primary Education • PGCE Secondary Education 15
  16. 16. The Rewards of English at Brunel • Studying English at Brunel is a rewarding life experience, both personally and professionally. • There are opportunities for growth and development in the classroom and beyond through the School of Arts and other campus-based activities. • You will find plenty of ways to make new friends, develop personal interests, enjoy sports or take up new hobbies. • Your degree will prepare you for the future, whatever your career goals may be. 16
  17. 17. More Information English Programme / Entry Criteria • http://www.brunel.ac.uk/arts/english/undergraduate-study Student Testimonials • http://www.brunel.ac.uk/arts/english/students • http://www.brunel.ac.uk/services/pcc/students/student- stories Module Descriptions (updates available as of October) • http://www.brunel.ac.uk/arts/english/modules 17

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