Do you enjoy discussing books, films, song, theatre? By studying English you will develop your knowledge and writing skills, and get more from the books and films you love.
UCC School of English has a strong tradition of creativity and independent thinking. Our students learn, by reading and listening, how to balance different arguments. You will get practice at clear and persuasive writing and at effective discussion in seminar situations. You will join a community of learning where you can develop your ideas and knowledge and shape your skills.
The BA in English introduces you to the subject in its fullest sense. You will study English across the centuries and can cover areas such as creative writing, film, drama and theatre.If you're a keen reader and interested in technology, we can help you hone your digital and literary skills with courses on digital media and through technology-enabled learning.
Year 1 Modules:
EN1002Literature and Society: Medieval to Renaissance (5 credits);
EN1003Introduction to Modern Literature: Romantics to Contemporary (5 credits);
EN1004Theories: Literature, Film, Drama and Theatre Studies (5 credits)
Year 2 Modules:
Critical Skills Seminar; Old English Language
The Canterbury Tales; Seventeenth Century Literature; Eighteenth Century Literature; American Cinema; Romance and Realism; Nineteenth Century American Literature; Drama: Medieval and Renaissance; Women and Literature; Introduction to Shakespearean Drama; Inventing Modern Drama; Colony and Nation: Irish Literature before 1900
Year 3*/4 Modules:
Of Monsters and Men: Old and Early English Literature; European Cinema; Twentieth-Century American Literature; Critical Theory;Romance: Medieval to Renaissance; Romantic Literature; Victorian Literature; Contemporary Irish Writing; Contemporary Literature and Culture; The Irish Literary Revival and Irish Modernism; Contemporary Theatre; Studies in Shakespeare; Modernism
*BA International students spend third year studying in an approved foreign university in a country of the student's major language or subject. They will return to complete their final year in UCC in year 4.
See the College Calendar for additional information on the Programme and theBook of Modules for English for further details on modules.
Course Code: CK101, CK108
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: English
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2016 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108
2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108
Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015
English modules usually involve lectures and class discussions. You may also participate in online discussions, group projects, visit significant cultural sites, or even research manuscripts. Individual study is also important: you will often choose which texts you want to study for major assignments, while learning to articulate what it is about them that interests you.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including a mix of essays and examinations. Individual or group presentations and seminar contributions are also assessed: these are important for developing not only your ideas but also your skills in oral and written expression.
Lecture modules in Years 2 and 3 are assessed via continuous assessment (in the first teaching period) and formal examinations (in the second teaching period). In both years you will also take small-group specialist seminars, where the assessment rewards participation, individual research, oral presentation and written work.
Refer to CK101and CK108. First year students choose Arts subjects when registering.
Further Contact Information
Professor Alex Davis
Head of School
T: + 353 (0)21 490 2241/2664/3677