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BA (Hons) English


full time

UCL 1 location: London

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  • 21%

    Time in lectures, seminars and similar

    Everyone learns at a different rate, so the number of hours will vary from person to person. In UK higher education the expectation is that students full-time will spend 1200 hours a year learning.

    This is the percentage of time spent in different learning activities, by year for this course.

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    Time in independent study: Independent study (which may be guided) typically features alongside lectures, seminars and similar. Independent study may include preparation for scheduled sessions, follow up work, wider reading or practice, completion of assessment tasks, revision and so on.

    Time on placement (if relevant to course): Some courses include time spent in the workplace, or studying/working abroad.

    How the course is taught

  • 8%

    Assessment by coursework

    This is the breakdown of assessment methods, by year for this course.

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    Coursework: Coursework may include: written assignments, essays, reports, dissertations, portfolios, projects and so on.

    Practical exams: Practical exams may include: presentations, an assessment of clinical skills or laboratory techniques, critique or commentary on art work, language translation and reading comprehension, and so on.

    Are there other things which students must do to complete this course? Yes

    Sometimes there are assessments that do not count towards your qualification but you nevertheless have to pass. For example, medics might have to pass a fitness to practice test.

    Assessment methods explained

  • Class of degree

    Data from 70 students.

    Source: HESA student record and The Data Service Individualised Learner Record

    These are the qualifications students obtained.

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    Lower 2nd class degree: This category will also include degrees where the second class is not divided into upper and lower.

    Other honours / pass without honours: This category includes students awarded a third class degree or a degree without honours following an honours course.

    Ordinary degree: This category includes students who passed a non-honours degree.

    Degree that is not subject to classification: Some degrees, such as those in medicine, are not awarded with a classification.

  • Continuation

    Data from 80 students.

    Source: HESA student record and The Data Service Individualised Learner Record

    This is what students are doing 1 year after starting the course.

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    Continue at the university or college: Students who continue to study after the first year of their course, either on the same course or changing to another course at the same university or college.

    Complete the course they enrolled on: Students awarded the qualification they signed up for after one year of study such as those who entered the third year of the degree.

    Complete a different award from the one they enrolled on: Students awarded a qualification other than that which they orignally signed up for (such as a University Certificate having enrolled for an honours degree) after the first year of their course.

    Are taking a break from their studies: Students who are not actively studying but have not left the course (such as students taking a year out due to ill health).

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