Undergraduate study2017

Undergraduate

BA (Hons)

Publishing and English

School of the Arts, English and Drama

Year of entry: 2017

Publishers work with authors and designers to create and disseminate the knowledge base from which people can retrieve information.

  • Additional Award
  • Placement Year

BA (Hons)

Publishing and English

School of the Arts, English and Drama

Year of entry: 2017

Publishers work with authors and designers to create and disseminate the knowledge base from which people can retrieve information.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Top 15 in the UK for English (The Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • 93% of graduates in work or further study (2014 graduates)

The Publishing course is fully integrated with English and the Arts, taking advantage of expertise in many areas. The publishing side of the course is centred around theory and practice, demonstrated by our student-led teaching press, practical modules, regular literary salons and integration with regional cultural communities.

Our degree in Publishing and English provides a specialised education in publishing and an essential grounding in English, to provide the basis on which a career in the publishing industry of the twenty-first century can be built. Our tutors are recognised for their expertise in areas such as contemporary texts and theory, culture and communication, creative writing, information science, digital literacy, electronic publishing, publishing law, and literature from the 16th century to the present day. Their knowledge of subject areas and enthusiasm for their research and teaching makes this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study in, and to learn transferrable skills for your future employment.

The combined course offers you the freedom to construct a course covering literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, as well as gaining a specialised, skills-aware education in publishing. The modules we offer grow out of the current research interests and publications of our academic staff, making it possible for you to study the latest thinking in areas as diverse as the staging of Shakespeare, Film Studies, the Child and the Book, and Language in Society

Your studies will take place in a variety of learning environments, including seminars, workshops, lectures, group work with peers, and one-to-one tutorials. Our teaching centres on a commitment to small-group teaching and all of our modules offer this as a component. Outside of scheduled teaching times our academic staff are available for face-to-face meetings, essay feedback and support sessions, and for meetings with Personal Tutees. Students benefit from our Virtual Learning Environment (employing additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other dedicated research and study environments.

Applicants will be invited for an informal interview at one of our Admissions Visit Days.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich P4QH
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time P4Q3
Assessment

The course is assessed solely through coursework, using various methods to encourage students to develop a broad set of skills and competencies. Methods include: essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work and peer assessments and dissertation. Exposure to a range of written and oral methods of communication builds effective and professional skill-sets for maximum employability.

Graduate destinations

Our students develop excellent transferable skills because of the range of topics studied on our courses and the diversity of teaching and learning methods we use. Recent graduates have found employment with organisations such as Oxford University Press, GlaxoSmithKline, The Guardian and Unilever.

Course structure

Year 1

Our combination of compulsory and optional modules will introduce you to all aspects of the course and provide you with the skills you need for the rest of your degree studies. On the English side of the course, you will take courses exploring a range of literary genres, language studies, literary theory and criticism. The texts you will study are from the Renaissance period to the twenty-first century, and you will read many different forms of literature, learn key theoretical approaches to the material, and develop your skills in close reading, oral communication and essay-writing. In your publishing modules you will be introduced to the history of book production and explore techniques in desktop publishing and graphic design.

Compulsory modules:

  • Web Design, Graphic Design and Desktop Publishing
  • Narrative Forms and Fiction
  • Literary and Critical Theories
  • Introduction to Publishing and Bookselling
  • Communications Law and Ethics

Optional modules:

  • Introduction to Language
  • Introduction to Poetry
Year 2

Our compulsory modules allow you to develop your understanding of the literature of different historical periods and to study a range of well-known and less familiar writings that will extend your knowledge and confidence in the subject. These modules will deepen your understanding of the various social, cultural and political contexts of the texts you are studying. You will also learn about the development and structure of the magazine industry, and explore a range of marketing techniques and skills. A choice of stimulating optional modules allows you to pursue areas of particular interest to you.

Compulsory modules:

  • Children’s Reading
  • Communicating Knowledge
  • Eighteenth-century Literature or Modernisms
  • Renaissance Writings or Victorian Literature
  • Text, Editing and Design


Optional modules:

  • African American Culture
  • American Adaptations
  • Chivalry from Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • Diverse Voices
  • Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Language in Society
  • Nineteenth Century American Writing
  • Philosophy, Literature and the Arts
  • Introduction to Multimodality
  • Weird Tale
  • Women’s Writing in the 17th Century
  • Textile Futures
  • Fashion Theory
  • Art, Activism and Society
  • Urban Visual Culture
  • Wearable Words
Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Our modules In Publishing and English give you the freedom to specialise even further in your own areas of interest. The wide range of course choices are taught from our tutors’ research specialisms, and present you with the most current knowledge and theories. This is an exciting opportunity to study subject matter that you are passionate about. You will also be able to choose a publishing project or English dissertation that allows you to pursue your own individual interests further.

Compulsory modules:

  • Publishing Project or English Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • A Certain Glory: How to Write Poetry Now
  • Aphra Benn and her Contemporaries
  • America at War
  • Analysing Work Experience in the Creative Industries
  • Cruel and Unusual
  • Dimensions of Texts
  • Global America
  • Modernisms
  • Myth and History: Milton’s Paradise Lost
  • Neo-Victorianism
  • Narratives of American Sport
  • One True Sentence: Writing Fiction
  • Publishers, Authors and Agents
  • The Modern Poet
  • Rare Shakespeare
  • Ulysses
  • Writings of Intimacy

Please note that optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: P4QH BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) - ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)
SQA AH
AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
35 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL in English or 34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 6 at HL in English
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English; BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma: Distinction plus two A-Levels including English
Additional
For the first year of entry to this course you will be assessed by interview

UCAS code: P4Q3 BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) - ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)
SQA AH
AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades
IB
35 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL in English or 34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 6 at HL in English
Other
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English; BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma: Distinction plus two A-Levels including English
Additional
For the first year of entry to this course you will be assessed by interview

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

 

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band A course) £16,000

 

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support for UK/EU Students 2017-18

Undergraduate international students: please refer to the pages on financial support for international students.

 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students.

(Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
Up to £6,000 over three years LSP pages
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years DTS pages
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Sports pages 
Email
01509 226108
Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Arts pages
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Care Leavers pages

Placements

Placements

Loughborough has a long history of supporting students with year-long paid work placements in business or industry in the UK or overseas, usually after your second year of study. It is not compulsory but students gain enormously from the experience and typically, after completing their studies at university, are more likely to progress into high quality graduate employment.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: P4QH

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: P4Q3

Our students

Kabwe K

“I really enjoy the freedom and flexibility of our course. Tutors encourage you to explore whatever brief or production method you believe is viable.”

Naomi I

“I was attracted to Loughborough because of the great facilities and I found the standard of work students produced was amazing. It was inspiring and innovative and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Reece P

“The support given to you in Fine Art is second to none. Throughout my time I have been able to create ambitious projects with the help of the technical tutors in the department.”

Valentina T

“The University is very innovative and open minded and there are a lot of facilities on campus where I can learn and practice. Loughborough has helped me to push my artistic and designer boundaries.”

Aaron P

“Nobody does the social, personal and academic experience together like Loughborough and I can’t imagine being a student at any other university.”

Fiona M

“I enjoy the practical opportunities that we are given on a day-to-day basis alongside the potential to try something new.”

Beatriz S

“Being an international student, I wanted a place that could offer me all the support I needed whilst living so far from my family and Loughborough does that.”

Catherine M

“What set Loughborough apart from other universities I visited was the clear sense of ‘hall spirit’ and the close yet expansive bonds people seemed to have with each other.”

Charlotte M

“The thrill of having H&M come into the University to review, critique and select possible internship candidates was exciting…”

Christopher L

“You make friends with people from many different backgrounds and learn about places you’ve never even heard of.”

Emma G

“My placement year was spent working for five different companies in three different countries, it was the most beneficial year of my life and I would highly recommend it.”

Hannah K

“Studying at Loughborough has given me the opportunity to meet a variety of diverse, interesting people.”

Helen W

“Every tutorial I take part in is an inspiration – coming to Loughborough is the best decision I have ever made.”

Kelly L

“You can take part in so many sports, charity events, music performances and much more – the Union and student life at Loughborough is amazing.”

Laura H

“I have been inspired by the successes of past students and will be extremely proud to say I have studied at Loughborough University.”

Lily S

“Over the past two years I have established myself as a skilled individual, both technically and personally. Loughborough respects students for who they are and what they want to achieve.”

Rachel H

“I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to be at any other university – not even if you paid for my tuition!”

Sarah J

“You aren’t thrown in at the deep end; you have a personal tutor, a peer mentor and academic guidance classes to help you adjust to university so you are never on your own.”

Kabwe K

“I really enjoy the freedom and flexibility of our course. Tutors encourage you to explore whatever brief or production method you believe is viable.”

Naomi I

“I was attracted to Loughborough because of the great facilities and I found the standard of work students produced was amazing. It was inspiring and innovative and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Reece P

“The support given to you in Fine Art is second to none. Throughout my time I have been able to create ambitious projects with the help of the technical tutors in the department.”

Valentina T

“The University is very innovative and open minded and there are a lot of facilities on campus where I can learn and practice. Loughborough has helped me to push my artistic and designer boundaries.”

Aaron P

“Nobody does the social, personal and academic experience together like Loughborough and I can’t imagine being a student at any other university.”

Fiona M

“I enjoy the practical opportunities that we are given on a day-to-day basis alongside the potential to try something new.”

Beatriz S

“Being an international student, I wanted a place that could offer me all the support I needed whilst living so far from my family and Loughborough does that.”

Catherine M

“What set Loughborough apart from other universities I visited was the clear sense of ‘hall spirit’ and the close yet expansive bonds people seemed to have with each other.”

Charlotte M

“The thrill of having H&M come into the University to review, critique and select possible internship candidates was exciting…”

Christopher L

“You make friends with people from many different backgrounds and learn about places you’ve never even heard of.”

Emma G

“My placement year was spent working for five different companies in three different countries, it was the most beneficial year of my life and I would highly recommend it.”

Hannah K

“Studying at Loughborough has given me the opportunity to meet a variety of diverse, interesting people.”

Helen W

“Every tutorial I take part in is an inspiration – coming to Loughborough is the best decision I have ever made.”

Kelly L

“You can take part in so many sports, charity events, music performances and much more – the Union and student life at Loughborough is amazing.”

Laura H

“I have been inspired by the successes of past students and will be extremely proud to say I have studied at Loughborough University.”

Lily S

“Over the past two years I have established myself as a skilled individual, both technically and personally. Loughborough respects students for who they are and what they want to achieve.”

Rachel H

“I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to be at any other university – not even if you paid for my tuition!”

Sarah J

“You aren’t thrown in at the deep end; you have a personal tutor, a peer mentor and academic guidance classes to help you adjust to university so you are never on your own.”