The foundation year takes an overview approach to literary history and includes components in:
- Renaissance studies
- 18th-century literature
- Victorian literature
- Modernism and 20th-century literature
Novels, plays and poetry will be studied, and a variety of approaches to literary criticism are discussed and critically assessed.
You also learn study skills, and critically evaluate your own work in individual tutorials.
This programme is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and workshops. You’ll also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study. This includes carrying out required and additional reading, preparing topics for discussion, and producing essays or project work.
The following information gives an indication of the typical proportions of learning and teaching for the foundation year of this programme*:
- Foundation year - 14% scheduled learning, 86% independent learning
How you’ll be assessed
You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.
The following information gives an indication of how you can typically expect to be assessed on the foundation year of this programme*:
- Foundation year - 54% coursework, 45% written exam, 1% study skills exercises
*Please note that these are averages are based on enrolments for 2019/20. Each student’s time in teaching, learning and assessment activities will differ based on individual module choices. Find out more about how this information is calculated.
Download the programme specification. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.