London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

A blend of English literature and education studies, this course will prepare you for a range of roles in education, business and the arts. You'll study literature (prose, poetry and drama) within its theoretical, cultural and historical context. In addition, you will examine education from the perspective of community learning, agency, urban studies, and research. Graduates find work across the fields of primary teaching, play, youth and community work, community education, publishing, administration, marketing communications and arts education. Added value: Study abroad by taking advantage of our international links including partnerships with the University of San Diego in the US and Kansai Gaida University in Japan.

Course Modules

Year 1 topics include: making sense of education; becoming an educationist: reading, writing and enquiry; theory and practice of prose; Romantics to Victorians. Year 2 topics include: qualitative educational research in theory and practice; knowledge, ideologies and curricula; Victorians to moderns; history of critical thinking; multilingualism and learning languages; peer mentoring in practice; children's literature in multicultural classrooms; beecoming a teacher. Year 3 topics include: literary London; education studies dissertation or project (creative writing and English literature); social pedagogies and the public intellectual; childhood, youth and education; experiments in radical education. Inclusion and Meeting Special Educational Needs Book, Print, Hypertext Contemporary Poetry: Theory and Practice Sport, Education and Society Philosophy, Enlightenment and Education The Literature of Childhood

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)
4 - 6 years
Part Time Day
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • International Baccalaureate 28
  • Tariff 112
  • SQA Higher
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 114
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • Course specific