Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

English with Business Studies

Arts, English and Drama

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date End date
BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich QN31 AAB 1 October 2018 22 June 2022
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time Q3N1 AAB 1 October 2018 16 June 2021

95%

of Drama and English students satisfied

overall with teaching

NSS 2016

91%

2015 graduates in work or further study

within 6 months of graduating

Top 15

for English

Among 1%

of Business Schools in the world

to hold AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accreditation

English with Business Studies course overview

English with Business Studies is specifically designed for those who are passionate about language and literature, and also wish to learn the theory behind setting up and running a business. This course is a great opportunity if you are interested in setting up and running your own company in the creative industries.

For the English part of your degree you will have the opportunity to study modules in language, poetry, literary theory, creative writing, and literature from the Renaissance period to the 21st century. Our tutors 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. In the Business Studies component of your degree you will be taught specialist modules in human resource management, finance, marketing, strategic management and entrepreneurship.

While each discipline has its distinctive subjects and approaches, you will discover productive connections and overlaps between them. The English component of your studies allows you to construct a course covering literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, so providing a stimulating environment for your degree work. 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, Writings of Intimacy, and Language in Society. There are also modules in Creative Writing, with tuition across the discipline, enhanced by teaching from visiting professional authors.

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 the course and provide you with the skills you need for the rest of your degree. In English, 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 Business Studies, you will be introduced to key areas of business, including commercial law, structure and organization, and management of resources.

Compulsory modules

  • Narrative Forms and Fiction
  • Writing in History
  • Literary and Critical Theories
  • Introduction to Management
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Principles of Law
  • Organisational Behaviour

Optional modules

  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Language

Year 2

Our 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. In Business Studies the modules you will study concentrate on finance, marketing, and contemporary commercial environments. In both English and Business studies you can choose stimulating optional modules that allow you to pursue areas of particular interest.

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Marketing
  • Accounting for Business
  • The Marketing Mix

Plus at least one of the following:

  • 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
  • Elephants and Engines: An Introduction to Creative Writing
  • African American Culture
  • Philosophy, Literature and the Visual Arts
  • From Print to Digital: Publishing Revolutions
  • The Weird Tale
  • Diverse Voices
  • Language in Society
  • Women’s Writing in the Seventeenth Century
  • Company Finance
  • Arts Management
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Material Culture
  • Fashion Theory
  • 19th Century Bodies
  • Creative Dissent: Protest, Activism and Art
  • Word and Image: Verbo-visual Exchange in Art and Literature

Optional placement year

Optional professional placement.

Final year

Our modules 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 the aspects of English and Business studies that you are passionate about. You will also be able to choose a dissertation subject that allows you to pursue your own individual interests further.

Compulsory modules

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Fundamentals of Strategic Management
  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Skills

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
  • Radicals and Reactionaries: Writing Women in the 1890s
  • Ulysses
  • The Modern Poet
  • Romantic Writings 1815-1832
  • Global America
  • Maps and Motors: The Writing Portfolio

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

For indicative information on modular weight, content and assessment type please see module specifications.


Assessment

All English modules 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 & peer assessments and dissertation. Exposure to a range of written and oral methods of communication builds effective and professional skill-sets for maximum employability.

Business School modules are assessed using group work, presentations and examinations.

For an indicative overview of the aims, learning outcomes and structure of this course please see the programme specification.


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. Please see Terms and Conditions of Study for more information

QN31 English with Business Studies - 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

Q3N1 English with Business Studies - 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

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.

Graduates from this course go on to many different kinds of career including arts administration, accountancy, advertising, the civil service, local Government, the City, creative arts, journalism, marketing, management, the media (both TV and radio), personnel work, business and finance, publishing, teaching, law, social and youth work.

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.

Our students

Catherine

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BA (Hons)

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English

Department

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Department / School Key Information Sets

BA (Hons) DPS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: QN31

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: Q3N1