Queen Mary University of London

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Ba (hons) English and French

Course Description

Studying English and French gives you the opportunity to explore connections and interactions between cultural traditions. As a student of English you will look at imaginative writings in their cultural and historical contexts. It may mean walking through the London of Defoe, Dickens, Virginia Woolf or Monica Ali. It may mean discovering the impact of the French Revolution on English art or the impact of the colonial experience on colonisers and colonised. English students learn about the history of critical and theoretical approaches to literary texts and question the notion of ‘literature’ itself. You’ll discover how history, philosophy and psychology shape literary criticism and theory and how literature itself is taken on board by those disciplines. During this programme you will divide your time equally between the two subjects - following modules designed to help you develop your linguistic skills, and introducing you to a range of theoretical and critical approaches to English studies.

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Career outcomes

The broad range of skills gained through our language courses, coupled with multiple opportunities for extra-curricular activities and work experience, has enabled students to move into careers such as: Global Technical Support Representation Bloomberg Assistant Tour Manager Sony Trainee Manager Majestic Wine Training Centre Co-ordinator ESI International Fundraising Administrator Mildmay International International Product Analyst Meta-Pack Marketing Executive Mano Tutor Freelance Graduate Account Executive Hall & Partners Publishing Assistant Medikidz Journalist Self Employed Interpreter Self Employed English as a Foreign Language Teacher British Council.

Ba (hons) English and French Queen Mary University of London