Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

English and Sport Science

Arts, English and Drama

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich Q3C6 AAB 1 October 2018
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time QC36 AAB 1 October 2018

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within 6 months of graduating

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English and Sport Science course overview

Our English and Sport Science degree combines two exciting and challenging disciplines. Half of your time will be spent studying modules in English and the other half spent studying modules in the School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences.

While each discipline has its distinctive subjects and approaches, you will also discover productive connections and overlaps between them. The English component of your degree allows you to explore literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, so providing a stimulating environment for your studies.

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 Analysis of Poetry, and Language in Society. You will also be able to choose modules in Creative Writing, with tuition across the discipline enhanced by teaching from visiting professional authors.

Our academic staff are recognised for their expertise in areas such as contemporary texts and theory, culture and communication, creative writing, 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.

Your English 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 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 Academic Advisees. 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.

Modules


Year 1

Our combination of compulsory and optional modules will introduce you to all aspects of your English and Sport Science studies and provide you with the skills you need for the rest of your degree. 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 and learn key theoretical approaches to the material.

In Sport Science, you will take modules from across this wide-ranging discipline, introducing you to the psychology and sociology of sport, the management of fitness and training, and theories and practices of coaching. During your first year, you will develop skills in close reading, oral communication, essay-writing and exam performance, as well as working with others.

Compulsory modules

  • Narrative Forms and Fiction
  • Literary and Critical Theories
  • Introduction to Sport Pedagogy
  • Introduction to Sociology of Sport
  • Introduction to Physical Activity and Health
  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Teaching and Coaching 1 (year-long module)

Optional modules

  • Introduction to Language
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Film
  • How to do Things with Digital Text

Year 2

Our compulsory modules in English 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. A choice of stimulating optional modules allows you to pursue particular intellectual passions and to deepen your understanding of the social, cultural and political contexts of the literary texts you are studying.

In Sport Science, you will be able to choose from a wide variety of modules, allowing you to deepen your knowledge and competency in areas especially interesting to you. Your course gives you opportunities to enhance your coaching skills, your knowledge of psychological and medical issues in sport, and your understanding of political questions raised by sport, health and exercise in our society.

Compulsory modules (choose at least one)

  • Renaissance Writings (pre-1800)
  • Victorian Literature (post-1800)
  • Eighteenth-Century Literature (pre-1800)
  • Modernisms (post-1800)

Optional modules

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Introduction to Multimodality
  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture
  • Chivalry from Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • America at War
  • From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions
  • African American Culture
  • Philosophy, Literature and the Visual Arts
  • Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing
  • The Weird Tale
  • Diverse Voices
  • Language in Society
  • Women’s Writing in the Seventeenth Century
  • Teaching and Coaching 2 (year-long module)
  • Sport Pedagogy 2 (year-long module)
  • Making sense of Modern Sport
  • Psychological Issues and Strategies in Sport
  • Structural Kinesiology
  • Group and Interpersonal Process in Competitive Sport
  • Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health
  • Principles of Exercise Psychology
  • Sport, Ideologies and Values
  • Material Culture
  • Word and Image: Verbo-visual Exchange in Art and Literature
  • Non-verbal Communication: Body Adornment and New Technologies

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Our modules in both English and Sport Science give you the opportunity to specialise even further in your own areas of interest. The wide range of exciting course choices are taught from our tutors’ research specialisms and present you with the most current knowledge and theories. Both sides of your course will enable you to study the texts, themes and contexts that you are passionate about. You may also elect to do a dissertation, allowing you to identify, research, and write on a subject area of your choice.

There are no compulsory English or Sport Science modules in the final year. Instead, you are permitted to choose options from a wide range.

Optional modules

  • Dissertation
  • Dimensions of Texts: Intro to Systemic Functional Linguistics
  • Writings of Intimacy
  • Rare Shakespeare
  • The Return of the King: Literature 1689-1714
  • Neo-Victorianism
  • Narratives of American Sport
  • Cruel and Unusual: Punishment on Trial in American Culture
  • Romantic Writings 1815-1832
  • Radicals and Reactionaries: Writing Women in the 1890s
  • Ulysses
  • The Writing Portfolio
  • The Modern Poet
  • Global America
  • One True Sentence: Writing Fiction
  • Teaching and Coaching 3
  • Sport, Celebrity and Place
  • Sports Psychology in Action
  • Equality and Inclusion in Contemporary Physical Activity
  • Applied Exercise Psychology
  • Global Issues in Sport
  • Sport, the Body and Deviance
  • Psychology in Physical Education and Youth Sport
  • Performance Psychology for Sporting Excellence
  • Physical Activity & Health of Children
  • Sport Pedagogy 3

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


Assessment

The English modules on this course are 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.

The Sport Science modules are assessed using group work, presentations, essays, multiple-choice tests and examinations.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Q3C6 English and Sport Science - BA (Hons) DPS

A-Level
AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) or ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 at HL English or 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 6 at HL English
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A Level English at grade B; BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English
Relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

QC36 English and Sport Science - BA (Hons)

A-Level
AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) or ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)
IB
35 (6,6,5 HL) with 5 at HL English or 34 (6,5,5 HL) with 6 at HL English
BTEC
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A Level English at grade B; BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B or BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English
Relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Selection

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Graduate destinations

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.

Graduate destinations have included British Swimming, Williams Group, Norbert Dentressangle, Panini Group, British Gymnastics and Marriott International. Postgraduate opportunities exist for further study and research at Loughborough and a number of other UK universities.

Professional placement (sandwich) year

We have strong industry links which help our students secure year-long and flexible work placements in the UK and internationally. These placements are an invaluable opportunity to advance your skills, and apply your knowledge to a working environment.

Student Testimonials: Placements at Loughborough University

This is a short video of students who have been out on a placement sharing their experience and advice.

Studying abroad

Our courses enable you to study for a selected period of time in international destinations such as the USA, Canada, Singapore and continental Europe.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: Q3C6

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: QC36