The Integrated Masters takes you on a journey through undergraduate to postgraduate learning, giving you greater opportunity to develop advanced research skills and specialist knowledge. The postgraduate modules build directly on those taken at undergraduate level, meaning that you will benefit from a coherent programme which builds logically toward a postgraduate qualification.
The Integrated Masters qualification is highly respected by employers and will put you at a real advantage when seeking a graduate career.
It also offers an excellent way to fund postgraduate study: you can secure a student loan which covers all four years of your full-time study.
UCAS Points 300 (up to 40 from level 3 qualifications)
The UCAS point requirements above will be made up primarily from your core A2s (full A Levels) or equivalent qualifications such as BTEC Diploma, International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers etc.
We will accept a certain value of points (detailed above) from level 3 qualifications such as AS Levels (where those AS Levels are not taken on to A2 Level), the Extended project, or Music qualifications.
We don´t accept points from Key Skills Level 3. If you have any questions about what is or isn´t accepted, please contact our Admissions team.
We also accept the Access to HE Diploma.
Your points at level 3 will be in addition to 5 GCSEs at grade C or equivalent level 2 qualifications.
The UCAS tariff points are a guide - we´ll also consider all the information that you´ve included in your application. We´ll also want to see that you´re enthusiastic and motivated to take this course and that you have the potential to benefit from coming to university.
During the first two years of your degree, you will study a total of 120 credits per year. This will be made up of single or double modules.
You will study these modules:
Critical Theory I (PDP)
Early Modern Words, Early Modern Worlds: Literature in the Sixteenth Century
Mutants and Monsters: Interpreting Fantasy
Myth and English Literature
Reading American Literature: An Introduction
You will study these modules:
Critical Theory II
Literature in Society (PDP)
Nineteenth-Century Realism: Conscience and Context
And you will choose from modules which may include:
The Art of Crime
Black Atlantic Literatures
Poetry and Revolution in the British Romantic Period
Theatricality and Madness
Transgression and Restoration Literature in the Seventeenth Century
Contemporary Issues in the Cultural and Creative Industries
In your first semester you will choose from modules such as the following:
After the Modern: Existentialism and Postmodernism
Colonialism and Independence
Culture and Counter-Culture
In your second semester you will take the following postgraduate modules:
Research Methods (PDP)
Enlightenment Thought and Culture
You will study the following modules:
Wilderness and the Imagination
Locations of Enlightenment
Counter-Enlightenment and Twentieth-Century Drama
Taking and Making Offence: Blasphemy, Obscenity and Censorship from Milton to Rushdie
English Independent Study (Integrated MA)
A head start in your career
You will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to give you excellent career prospects when you graduate. There are exciting opportunities in fields such as teaching, publishing, journalism, human resources, arts management, broadcasting, the creative industries and the civil service.
Ensuring you are ‘work-ready’
Our Careers and Employment Service will provide you with support from day one of your course to ensure that you leave Derby as a ‘work-ready’ graduate - industry aware, motivated and enterprising. Throughout your studies, you will also benefit from our Personal Development Planning (PDP) scheme which enables you to reflect on your learning and develop your career ambitions.
This support continues once you’ve completed your course too: you are entitled to further help and guidance from the Careers and Employment Service for up to three years after leaving the University.
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