The BA (Hons) English and Media course brings together a study of English with Media knowledge, practice and professional development. The course is housed in the School of English, where you will be taught by world-leading academics and practitioners offering a diverse range of modules in literary studies, linguistics, creative writing and drama. Your degree will allow you to tailor your studies to your individual interests and career aspirations with both a local and global outlook. The programme focuses on the development of core knowledge and skills for English study, and the Media side of your degree will concentrate on media theory and research, as well as developing your employability through work placements. What's covered in the course? Combining the study of literature, language, drama and creative writing from the School of English with the development of skills to become a thinking media worker with the School of Media, you will benefit from subject knowledge and transferable skills from both disciplines. Through study of English you will develop an ability to work as an independent researcher, to communicate effectively in spoken and written discourse, to critically evaluate the work of others and respond imaginatively to original briefs. Understanding how language works in practice and how language and literature engage with societies are both vital aspects in understanding how the discipline connects with the wider world, enabling you to focus on the production, interpretation and negotiation of meaning. These skills are transferrable to the Media component, where you will be offered a blend of theory and professional studies, helped by strong links with many influential media organisations, regardless of the options you choose. The Professional and Academic Development module prepares you for at least two placements in a media or cultural industries organisation, such as the BBC, Maverick Television, The NEC, newspapers, magazines, PR companies and local radio stations. Teaching for the Media component takes place in radio, TV and photography studios, editing suites and computer suites in our £62 million Parkside Building, part of our City Centre Campus where you will build on your skills as you begin to make contacts in the industry and make your first moves into media work.