St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

Bringing together a wide range of modules in literature and language enriches the study of both disciplines.

Understanding how language works allows for a more nuanced analysis of literature, while understanding the social, historical and cultural contexts of literature allows a better understanding of how language reflects and produces human experiences.

The literature part of the degree focusses on works from the Renaissance period to the present day. Core teaching in Tragedy, Critical Theory and Renaissance culture encompasses Shakespeare, Romanticism and Modernism to provide a broad basis for the analysis of text and culture.

The language modules begin with an introduction to the nature of language, setting out to dispel common myths of where it comes from, how it is structured, and who controls it as it changes across time. This basis then supports more focussed study of how language is acquired by children and adults.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees