Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

(BA) English and Media Studies (with a study abroad year)

Entry for 2017

FHEQ level

This course is set at Level 6 in the national Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.

No course outline is currently available.

Full-time course composition

YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
1Autumn SemesterCoreCritical Approaches 1 (Q3120)154
  CoreQuestioning the Media A (P4006)304
  CoreReading Genre 1 (Q3122)154
 Spring SemesterCoreCritical Approaches 2 (Q3123)154
  CoreDebates in Media Studies A (P4061)304
  CoreReading Genre 2 (Q3125)154
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
2Autumn SemesterCoreNews, Politics and Power A (P4080)305
  OptionClass and Popular Culture (P4109)306
  Globalisation and Communication (P4114)156
  Period of Literature: 1500-1625 (Q3131)305
  Period of Literature: 1625-1750 (Q3133)305
  Period of Literature: 1750-1880 (Q3135)305
  Period of Literature: 1860-1945 (Q3137)305
  Social Media and Critical Practice (P4113)156
  Sound, Culture & Society B (P4084)155
  The Politics of Representation (P4112)156
 Spring SemesterOptionAdvertising and Social Change B (P3080)155
  Debates in Screen Documentary B (P4107B)155
  Digital Cultures B (P3067)155
  Journalism in Crisis B (P3074)155
  Primitivism at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century (Q3188)155
  Researching Media and Communication (P5016)305
  Romance (Q3272)155
  Sense and Sexuality: Women and Writing in the Eighteenth Century (Q3097)155
  Staging the Renaissance: Shakespeare (Q3059)155
  The Nineteenth-Century American Short Story (Q3271)155
  The Novel (Q3060)305
  Transatlantic Rhetoric: Public Speech and Anglo-American Writing 1750-1900 (Q3187)155
  TV: Fictions and Entertainments B (P3068)155
  Victorian Things (Q3281)155
  Word & Image (Q3286B)155
  Writing Poetry (Q3204)155
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
3Undergraduate Academic YearCoreVoluntary Year Abroad - English Courses only (YAB06)1206
YearTermStatusModuleCreditsFHEQ level
4Autumn SemesterOptionCapital Culture: Money, Commerce and Writing (Q3185)306
  Celebrity, Media and Culture (P5014)306
  Cities, Capital, Culture (P5039)306
  Consuming Passions (V3036)306
  Experimental Writing (Q3199)306
  Globalisation and Communication (P4114)156
  Media and Communications Dissertation Preparation (P5018)156
  Queer Literatures (Q3186)306
  Revolutionary Media (P5040)306
  Social Media and Critical Practice (P4113)156
  Special Author(s): Jean Rhys, Jamaica Kincaid and the Postcolonial Caribbean (Q3080)306
  Special Author: Mary Wollstonecraft (Q3183)306
  Special Author: Salman Rushdie (Q3046)306
  Special Author: Samuel Beckett (Q3021)306
  Special Author: Virginia Woolf (Q3023)306
  Special Author: Vladimir Nabokov (Q3195)306
  The Literatures of Africa (Q3079)306
  The Politics of Representation (P4112)156
  The Uncanny (Q3051)306
  Utopias and Dystopias (Q3119)306
 Spring SemesterOptionDigital Industries and Internet Cultures (P4102)306
  Documentary, Reality TV and 'Real Lives' (P4041)306
  Documentary America: Non-Fiction Writing (Q3142D)306
  Everyday Life and Technology (P3020)306
  Media, Publics and Protest (P4016)306
  Media and Communications Dissertation (P4121)306
  Research Dissertation (English) (Q3299)306
  School Placement Project (Q3293)306
  Urban Multiculture: postcolonialism, performance, sound and the city (P4101)306

Course convenors

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About your joint honours course

Sussex has always promoted interdisciplinary study by encouraging students to combine different subjects and different approaches to learning. Joint-honours courses are an ideal option if you want to study more than one subject in depth. A key idea behind joint-honours is to experience the range of ways that different academic disciplines use to teach, learn and research. Those differences are stimulating and challenging, but they can also be confusing, so you will find some useful information below to help you get the most out of your course.

  • To find information about the individual modules that make up your course, go to the school that teaches the module. Each module is assessed by the school that teaches it, so on their website you will find (under “student information”) information about the assessment criteria being used, the referencing style you need to use for your work, contact times for your tutors, information about the student reps scheme and lots of other useful information.
  • To find general information about joint honours, use the Frequently Asked Questions list
  • For information about the rules and regulations that govern all Sussex students, start with the general student handbook
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And if you have any other questions, contact the convenors for your course; they are here to help you.

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The University reserves the right to make changes to the contents or methods of delivery of, or to discontinue, merge or combine modules, if such action is reasonably considered necessary by the University. If there are not sufficient student numbers to make a module viable, the University reserves the right to cancel such a module. If the University withdraws or discontinues a module, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative module.