English Literature and Media Studies BA(Hons)
The degree course in English Literature and Media Studies is is taught from our University of Brighton Hastings Campus and offers the opportunity of a work placement.
It explores the relationship between English literature, contemporary media and communication.
English literature explores how meanings emerge and are transformed through different cultural and social contexts and values. It considers how readers construct meanings from texts and how to develop critical awareness. You will gain a critical understanding of a wide range of literary texts and consider the development of literature in relation to issues such as class, gender, and sexuality.
The exciting industry of media enables billions of people around the world to watch or listen to television, films and radio every day. This course gives an understanding of the role of media in society and will give you a base to build a career in media production, and the cultural industries.
In the second year, you will have the opportunity of carrying out a placement.
This degree explores the relationship between English literature, contemporary media and communication.
English literature explores how meanings emerge and are transformed through different cultural and social contexts and values. It considers how readers construct meanings from texts and how to develop critical awareness.
Media studies examines the increasingly central role of the cultural and communications industries in contemporary societies. Through the study of a wide range of theories and approaches, you will engage with major thinkers and debates. Close analysis of media texts and contexts will help you develop skills of interpretation, evaluation and critical judgement.
This course is taught at our Hastings campus.
The course is delivered through seminars and lectures. You will be assessed through both coursework. In the second year, you will have the opportunity of carrying out a placement. Your tutor will help you find an appropriate work placement matching an area of personal interest.
Areas of study
With the English literature strand, you will examine a range of important literary works as well as considering the nature of creative writing. You will gain a critical understanding of a wide range of literary texts and consider the development of literature in relation to issues such as class, gender, and sexuality.
In media studies, you will explore the ways in which media texts are produced and consumed, as well as practices of identity, discourse and representation. You will analyse film, television, advertising, the press and other forms of media, and learn practical skills in screenwriting and visual communication.
Media: a critical introduction
Narrative and Narratives
Approaches to Learning
Subject Approaches and Practices
Adaptation for the Screen
The Nineteenth Century in Literature
The Child in Literature
Learning Through Practice
Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
New English Writings and Voices
Career and progression opportunities
Your career opportunities include research, publishing and journalism in both the public sector and private sector, and roles in marketing, public relations and the cultural industries.
UCAS code QP3H (campus code U)
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: 6 years
Access to HE Diploma
GCSE (minimum grade C) or Access Equivalent
at least three subjects including English language and mathematics or a science.
For non-native speakers of English:
IELTS 6.0 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements.
The fees listed here are for full-time courses for the upcoming academic year only. Further fees are payable for subsequent years of study.
The tuition fee you have to pay depends on a number of factors including the kind of course you take, whether you study full- or part-time and whether or not you already have a higher education qualification. If you are studying part-time you will normally be charged on a pro rata basis depending on the number of modules you take. Different rules apply to research degrees - contact the course team for up-to-date information.
Visit www.brighton.ac.uk/money for more information, including advice on international and island fee paying status, and the government's Equivalent or Lower Qualification (ELQ) policy.
BA(Hons) English Literature and Media Studies
UK/EU (FT) - 9,000 GBP
Island Students (FT) - 9,000 GBP
International (FT) - 10,900 GBP
Made in 2009, and led by Dr Sarah Atkinson, all media staff and students on the broadcast media courses at Hastings were involved in the scripting and creation of this film promo production. [then known as University College Hastings]
Showreel of final project work by Faculty of Arts Broadcast Media students at the University of Brighton in Hastings. Final cut by Adam El-Sharawy, graduate. [Soundtrack uses Jay-Z, 'Run This Town']
Broadcast Media graduates talk about their time at the University of Brighton