English: Language, Literature and Writing - BA Hons Degree

Course Code: VM1HE05

UCAS Code: QQ13


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Start DateLocationDuration / Fees
13/09/2021University Centre3 Years / £8,750 per yearApply

Course Overview

Embrace your passion for the English language with the uniquely designed BA (Hons) English, Language, Literature and Writing. We offer a close-knit community, with friendly expert tutors dedicated to supporting you on your journey to becoming a confident English specialist.

This English degree’s exciting exploration of language and literature will allow you to develop your own creative practice, equipping you for postgraduate study and/or your chosen field. English skills are highly transferable, which makes this degree a great springboard into areas such as teaching, speech therapy, administration, the creative industries and marketing.

Awarded by UK top 10 Lancaster University and studied just two days a week online and onsite in Blackpool, the programme has an excellent track record of student satisfaction and success.


Entry Requirements

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS points (excluding Functional Skills) from A-levels (to include English Language or Literature at minimum grade C), the Access to HE Humanities pathway (to include English) or an appropriate equivalent qualification.

You will also require GCSE English Language at minimum grade C/4. Applicants who can demonstrate relevant work/voluntary skills in lieu of the above qualifications will also be considered on an individual basis.

If you are unsure about whether you have relevant experience, please contact the Programme Leader.

Qualification Obtained

BA (Hons) English: Language, Literature and Writing

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods


Most courses are assessed via a combination of coursework and exams – the percentage weighting of each of these is outlined below. Coursework might range from written tasks and assignments to the collation of a portfolio of evidence based around a work placement. Coursework differs from exams in that it is usually non-timed and carried out independently.


Exams are formal, timed written assessments, carried out in a controlled environment and overseen by one or more invigilators. They assess your grasp of the theory and underpinning knowledge related to your chosen career area. The opposite of practicals, they require you to set out your practical understanding within an academic context. Some courses have no exams – the exam/coursework ratio is outlined below.


Practical assessments identify your technical ability to apply theory to hands-on tasks in your chosen career area. They can be timed or non-timed and involve observation of your practical skills and competencies, either in a work-based environment or a dedicated College setting that closely resembles the workplace. Practical work-based assessments are supported and carried out by a trained assessor.

Assessment MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Course Structure

Level 4 Modules

Literature a Historical PerspectiveVM4MD01920Mandatory
Language Textual and Contextual AnalysisVM4MD02020Mandatory
Writing Creating Poetry and ProseVM4MD02120Mandatory
Literature Theatre and SocietyVM4MD02220Mandatory
Language Analysing Contemporary LiteratureVM4MD02320Mandatory
Writing Scriptwriting and JournalismVM4MD02420Mandatory

Level 5 Modules

Literature Theory and CriticismVM5MD02420Mandatory
Language Power and DiscourseVM5MD02520Mandatory
Writing for the WorkplaceVM5MD02620Mandatory
Linking Language Lit and Writing TheoryVM5MD02720Mandatory
Linking Language Lit and Writing PracticeVM5MD02820Mandatory
Creative and Professional DevelopmentVM5MD02920Mandatory

Level 6 Modules

Childrens LiteratureVM6MD03320Mandatory
Professional WritingVM6MD03420Mandatory
Language in InteractionVM6MD03520Mandatory
Shakespeare Interaction Adaptation AppropriationVM6MD03620Mandatory
DissertationVM6MD03740Optional (most common)
Creative Writing PortfolioVM6MD03840Optional

Teaching and Learning Methods

Scheduled Learning

Scheduled time relates to the time you spend in directed study with the guidance and support of our academic tutors. Scheduled learning can take a variety of forms and will vary from one course to the next, but may include lectures, seminars, tutorials, project supervision, demonstrations, studio or workshop time, fieldwork and external visits.

Independent Study

Higher education courses rely on students undertaking work outside of formal, scheduled sessions and this is generally categorised as independent study. Independent study might include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow-up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks and revision.


Many of the degree programmes at B&FC incorporate opportunities for work placements to provide you with the opportunity to link your studies to relevant professional practice in a real work environment. Our programme teams are able to offer support in securing an appropriate work placement where it forms part of your programme, and will work closely with you during the placement to ensure that the opportunity allows you to develop personally, professionally and academically.

Learning MethodLevel 4Level 5Level 6

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of higher education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

Programme Handbook

Programme Specification