ARTS, ENGLISH AND LANGUAGES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING - Queen's University Belfast

 
ARTS, ENGLISH AND LANGUAGES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING - Queen's University Belfast
ARTS, ENGLISH
AND LANGUAGES
UNDERGRADUATE
PROGRAMMES
2021 ENTRY

COMMUNICATION,
CREATIVITY,
CRITICAL THINKING
ARTS, ENGLISH AND LANGUAGES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING - Queen's University Belfast
QUEEN’S IS A MEMBER
                                                                                             OF THE RUSSELL GROUP
WELCOME                                                                                      OF THE UK’S 24 LEADING
                                                                                              RESEARCH-INTENSIVE
                                                                                                  UNIVERSITIES
Welcome to the School of Arts, English and Languages. The School has over
120 academic and support staff with over 1,300 undergraduates across our
degree pathways. We offer a stimulating and professionally focused learning
environment with strong links with industry and up-to-date facilities including:
                                                                                               PERFORMING ARTS AT
•   Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) – home of the world’s first sonic laboratory.             QUEEN’S IS RANKED
                                                                                               IN THE TOP 100 IN THE
•   Film Studio – film industry standard lighting system;                                             WORLD
    adjacent film, television editing and grading suites.                                     (QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT 2019)

•   Brian Friel Theatre – a 120-seat theatre with rehearsal
    room, dressing rooms, green room and workshop.
•   Queen’s Film Theatre (QFT) - QFT has been part of the Northern Irish cinema               ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND
    scene for 50 years, celebrating all things cinematic with a wide range of films            LITERATURE AT QUEEN’S
    from all eras. Regular events with filmmakers form part of the diverse                   IS RANKED IN THE TOP 100
    programming at the cinema, which is part of the Queen’s Drama and Film Centre.                  IN THE WORLD
                                                                                              (QS WORLD RANKINGS BY SUBJECT 2019)
•   Harty Room – a 120-seat music building with two full-concert Steinway grand pianos, a
    double-manual harpsicord, fortepiano, chamber organ and many percussion instruments.
•   Language Centre – provides students with learning facilities unparalleled
    elsewhere in UK and Ireland, and includes a Language Lab with the latest                   QUEEN’S IS RANKED
    language learning and translation software (including SDL Trados suite).                   9TH IN THE UK FOR
                                                                                              UNIVERSITY FACILITIES
The School also hosts a broad and thriving range of student societies and music ensembles,     (TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT
from the Tyrone Guthrie Society – which provides opportunities for students to work                 EXPERIENCE SURVEY 2018)
with professional directors – to the Queen’s Film Theatre, the Queen’s University Big
Band and Chamber Choir. JAM (Junior Academy of Music) is the junior music school
of the Music department. All undergraduate students are encouraged to get involved
in JAM either through the Work Placement module, or as an additional activity.               QUEEN’S IS RANKED 26TH
                                                                                             IN THE UK FOR GRADUATE
                                                                                                    PROSPECTS
                                                                                                   (TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES
                                                                                                 GOOD UNIVERSITY GUIDE 2020)

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AUDIO ENGINEERING                                                                                                                                  Internationally Renowned Experts
                                                                                                                                                   Many of our staff are leading international
                                                                                                                                                   experts in their fields of research.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Companies currently employing our            Entrance requirements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                     graduates include Google, BBC, UTV, Apple,
                                                                                                                                                   Additionally, the School employs a number         BT, Rapid 7, Sensum, Mogees Ltd, Storyful,   t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
The Audio Engineering programme is designed for students interested                               BSc Honours
                                                                                                                                                   of Industry Fellows – internationally             Cased Dimensions, Universitat Pompeu         Course information
in pursuing a career in engineering within the audio and digital media                            Audio Engineering 3 yrs (J930)                   renowned professionals in their fields of         Fabra, Stevens Institute of Technology       Chris Corrigan
industries. Students will gain technical skills and knowledge relevant to the                                                                      composition, performance, songwriting,            and Queen’s University Belfast.              Subject Lead (Music)
                                                                                                                                                   sound engineering and audio production.
broader field of electrical and electronic engineering including electronics,                                                                                                                        Further study, including Master’s            School of Arts, English and Languages
embedded systems, computer programming and mathematics. Students                                  Entrance Requirements                            Professional Training                             programmes, is also an option; see the
                                                                                                  A-level:                                                                                                                                        e: c.corrigan@qub.ac.uk
will also gain practical experience of recording, editing, mixing and                                                                              The School is an Avid Learning Partner            School website for further information.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  t: +44 (0)28 9097 4830
                                                                                                                                                   and Avid-accredited courses in Pro
mastering music using professional studio facilities and designing new                            ABB including Mathematics and at
                                                                                                                                                   Tools for audio post-production are                                                            w: qub.ac.uk/ael
                                                                                                  least one from Physics (preferred),
hardware/software musical instruments and interfaces.                                             Biology, Chemistry, Electronics, Further         embedded into the curriculum.
                                                                                                  Mathematics or Double Award Life & Health        Work Placements
COURSE CONTENT                                 Stage 3
                                                                                                  Sciences, Technology and Design.
                                               Stage 3 introduces students to the principles                                                       The Stage 3 Work Based Learning module
Stage 1                                                                                           BTEC Extended Diploma:
                                               of auditory perception and the architecture                                                         is an excellent opportunity for students
Stage 1 of the programmes consists of six                                                         A relevant BTEC Extended Diploma with            to gain real-world industry experience.
                                               of digital audio effects. Students can also
compulsory modules which introduce students                                                       120 credits at Distinction and 60 credits        Some of the organisations our students
                                               opt to take modules in spatial audio mixing,
to core technical skills and engineering                                                          at Merit. Distinctions will be required          have completed placements with include
                                               further sound recording practice, musical
fundamentals including electronics, embedded                                                      in stipulated relevant units + GCSE              DTS, Pi Communications, RTÉ, Production
                                               interaction design or work placement. The                                                           House, Start Together Studios, Redbox
systems, computer programming and                                                                 Mathematics grade C/4.
                                               programme concludes with the completion                                                             Recording, Smalltown America Studios,
mathematics. Students also gain thorough                                                          BTEC Higher National Diploma:
                                               of a double-weighted technical project                                                              Blast Furnace Studios and Sonic Visuals.
grounding in sound recording principles
                                               focusing on the design of new hardware/            Those with good grades in a relevant Higher
and practical experience of audio mixing.                                                                                                          JAM 4 (Junior Academy of Music) Creative
                                               software tools for audio applications.             National Diploma will be considered on
Modules include: (*indicates core module)                                                                                                          Music Technology programme offers Work
                                               Modules include: (*indicates core module)          their individual merits for entry to Stage 2 +
                                                                                                  GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.                      Placement module for students wishing to
•   Computer Programming*                                                                                                                          gain experience in teaching production,
                                               •   Digital Audio Effects*                         Note: applicants not offering Physics at
•   Mathematics*                                                                                                                                   recording, editing and mixing, using the
                                               •   Auditory Perception*                           A-level should have a minimum of a grade
•   Embedded Systems*                                                                                                                              facilities of SARC (Sonic Arts Research
                                               •   Audio Engineering Project*                     C/4 in GCSE Physics or GCSE Double
•   Electronics*                                                                                                                                   Centre). Each year several students are
                                               •   Work Based Learning                            Award Science grades CC/44.
•   Sound Recording and Production*                                                                                                                involved as TA to JAM 4, and take it as
                                               •   Designing Musical Interactions
•   Audio Mixing*                                                                                 For students whose first                         invaluable opportunity to enrich their degree.
                                               •   Audio Post Production                          language is not English
Stage 2                                        •   Sound Recording and Production Sonic Arts                                                       Global Opportunities
                                               •   Immersive Media                                An IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of
Stage 2 also consists of six compulsory                                                           5.5 in each test component or an equivalent      Students may opt to spend a semester or a
modules. These modules further develop         WHY QUEEN’S?                                       acceptable qualification, details of which are   year studying abroad. The School has links
students’ understanding of electronics,                                                           available at:                                    with a number of international institutions
embedded systems and computer                  World-Class Facilities                             go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                 including Sibelius Academy (University of the
programming with the latter topic focusing     The School is one of the largest and best-                                                          Arts Helsinki), University of Groningen, Escola
more specifically on the development           equipped institutions in the UK working in                                                          Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo
of audio software applications. Audio          the field of music and sound. Students have                                                         do Porto (Instituto Politecnico do Porto),
engineering practice is facilitated through    access to state-of-the-art audio resources                                                          Université Français Rabelais Tours, National
collaborative music recordings with student    including the world’s first Sonic Laboratory                                                        and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and
ensembles and the design of new musical        – a unique performance space capable of                                                             Technological Educational Institute of Crete.
instruments and musical interfaces.            three-dimensional sound projection.

Modules include: (*indicates core module)      Industry Links
                                               The School benefits from strong industry
• Audio Programming*
                                               partnerships including BBC NI, Ulster Orchestra,
• Signals and Communication
                                               Opera NI, Hard Rain SoloistEnsemble,
  Systems* Embedded Systems*
                                               Cathedral Arts Festival, Moving on Music,
• Electronics*
                                               Diatribe Records, DTS and Dolby.
• Instrument and Installation Design*
• Live Production Systems
• Sound Design for Film
• Sound Recording
• Production Sonic Arts

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BROADCAST PRODUCTION                                                                                                                              in this area. Queen’s has a collaborative
                                                                                                                                                  agreement with BBC Northern Ireland, to
                                                                                                                                                  promote opportunities for placements for
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Student Experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                    We are an Avid Authorised Learning Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “A graduate from this course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        will have a number of significant
                                                                                                                                                  our students and research/training between        for Pro Tools and Media Composer, offering          skills such as being able to
Broadcast Production is an intensely practical, industry aware degree,                               BA Honours                                                                                     certified industry-approved training
                                                                                                                                                  both organisations. Broadcast Production                                                              research topics, to understand the
                                                                                                                                                  at Queen’s has direct links with the Belfast      integrated into the degree, a highly sought-
designed in collaboration with BBC Northern Ireland and other local                                  Broadcast Production 3 yrs (P310)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    after qualification internationally. Broadcast      broadcasting industry both critically
                                                                                                                                                  Media Festival, the Belfast Film Festival
broadcasters. This pathway is for those interested in careers in programme                                                                        and the Digital Cities Belfast initiative.        Production benefits from close relationships        and academically. They will be able
making for television, radio, journalism, and other new and emerging                                 Entrance Requirements                                                                          with the BBC NI, UTV, Northern Ireland Screen       to lift cameras, edit still and moving
                                                                                                                                                  World-Class Facilities                            and the Belfast Media Festival with industry
digital media platforms. This degree aims to introduce you to the widest                             A-level:                                                                                                                                           images, record sound, present and
                                                                                                                                                  Access to a television and radio studio with      professionals connecting to teaching right
possible experience of modern broadcasting combined with critical                                    ABB
                                                                                                                                                  broadcast quality LED lighting and green          across the programme from many of the               write story and programme ideas.
thinking and excellent online skills. Whether it is for online or live, in                           All applicants:                              screen facilities; off-line and on-line editing   production companies across Northern Ireland.       Then get these stories published
front or behind the camera or microphone, you will gain substantial                                  There are no specific subject requirements   suites, utilising industry software such as
                                                                                                                                                                                                    CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                               online utilising new and emerging
practical skills supported by the kind of theoretical and critical skills                            to study Broadcast Production.               Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve,                                                                 digital platforms. Broadcasting
                                                                                                                                                  Premiere Pro and Avid Pro Tools; access           A degree in Broadcast Production will give
employers tell us they want in new entrants to the creative industries.                              For students whose first                                                                                                                           students will have a profound
                                                                                                     language is not English                      to the Sonic Arts Research Centre for             students a distinct advantage as they enter
                                                                                                                                                  audio training and industry standard audio        the work place. This highly practical course        understanding of how to create
COURSE CONTENT                                      Year 3                                           An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum                                                           will allow you to build up a portfolio of outputs
                                                                                                     of 5.5 in each test component or an
                                                                                                                                                  recording and post-production equipment;                                                              content for online distribution
                                                    Two compulsory modules:                                                                       full high-definition cameras are available as     for you to share with potential employers. An
Year 1                                                                                               equivalent acceptable qualification,                                                                                                               and develop important new digital
                                                                                                     details of which are available at: go.qub.   are lighting and sound kits for location work.    online channel will be created to showcase
Six core modules:                                   • Broadcast Media Project I (Practical)          ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                                      the best work from the department. The new          literacy skills that employers are
                                                    • Broadcast Media Project: Production**                                                       We also have a substantial amount of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    skill sets developed such as building digital       telling us are much needed by
•   Broadcast Analysis I*                                                                                                                         equipment for use in the creation of virtual
                                                    Three optional modules from:                                                                                                                    content for online distribution and social          broadcasters, both now and in the
•   Broadcast Production Skills I*                                                                                                                reality content such as: HTC Vives, Oculus Go
                                                                                                                                                                                                    media are highly sought after by employers
•   Sound Recording and Production I*               • Work-based Learning (Placement - 100                                                        and Insta360 Pro VR cameras with ambisonic
                                                                                                                                                                                                    and provide an excellent background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        future.”
•   Broadcast Analysis II*                            plus hours in a company or organisation)                                                    microphones for full 360 sound recording.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    for work in the creative industries and             Broadcast Production Lead
•   Broadcast Production Skills II*                 • Professional Practice (practical)                                                                                                             broadcasting. Work placement is offered
•   Editing for Film and TV*                        • Gender and Broadcasting                                                                                                                       as a module in Stage 3 of the degree.
Year 2                                              • Language in the Media
                                                    • Broadcasting in Post-conflict Society
Four compulsory modules: (module choices            • Dissertation (theory)
subject to change and availability)                 • Broadcasting and Identity
•   Broadcast Journalism                                                                                                                               Broadcast Production is
                                                    ** Double weighted
•   The Radio Programme                                                                                                                                one of the most practical
•   Interactive Media Production
•   The Television Programme                        WHY QUEEN’S?                                                                                       and vocationally biased
Two optional modules from: (module                  Industry Links                                                                                     television and radio content
choices subject to change and availability)         It is an exciting time to get involved in
                                                                                                                                                       creation degrees offered
•   Sound Design for Screen                         broadcasting. Northern Ireland now has one                                                         at any Russell Group
•   Documentary Film Studies                        of the fastest growing creative sectors in the                                                     University in the UK.
•   British Cinema: Nation, Identity and Industry   UK economy. Broadcast programme making
                                                    for entertainment, news, documentary,
•   Creative Writing for Radio
                                                    current affairs and online is a huge part of
•   Creative Writing (Drama) in the renowned
                                                    the industry here. Work placement therefore
    Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s
                                                    will be a significant aspect of the course,
•   Popular Broadcast Genres                        connecting to many of the local production
•   Language and Power                              companies. An industry advisory panel has
•   Sonic Arts                                      been set up to offer advice on developments                                                      Entrance requirements
•   Introduction to Arts Management                 in the industry, keeping content and teaching                                                    e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
•   Screen Industries in Europe                     practice relevant to the needs of employers                                                      t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                                                                                                                     Course information
                                                                                                                                                     Mr Frank Delaney
                                                                                                                                                     Subject Lead, Broadcast Production
                                                                                                                                                     e: f.delaney@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                     t: +44 (0)28 9097 5414
* Indicates compulsory modules                                                                                                                       w: qub.ac.uk/ael

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DRAMA STUDIES
Drama at Queen’s combines history, theory and practice in an integrated                         BA Single Honours
and multidisciplinary approach, to discover why and how theatre works.                          Drama 3 yrs (W400)
Performance workshops and productions enable students to draw upon                              BA Joint Honours
their reading of literary, cultural, historical and sociological studies to                     Drama and English 3 yrs (WQ43)

inform their practical understanding of performance. Students are
also required to attend professional performances, and benefit from                             Entrance Requirements
our exceptional links with the theatre sector in Northern Ireland and                           A-level:
beyond. Visiting professionals lead workshops in specialist areas.
                                                                                                BBB

COURSE CONTENT                                 WHY QUEEN’S?                                     All applicants
                                                                                                There are no specific subject requirements
All students take the following introductory   Industry Links
                                                                                                to study Drama, however, students
modules at Stage 1 (1st Year)                                                                   should have an interest in issues of
                                               Students have the opportunity to
DRA1001     Writing About Theatre              undertake a work placement in Year 3. This       performance, and be prepared to
DRA1003     Intro to Performing                is a significant learning and employability      participate in practical theatre classes.
DRA1004     Intro to Acting for Stage and      enhancement opportunity. Drama at Queen’s        All applicants who receive offers will
            Screen                             collaborates with leading arts organisations     be invited to attend an interview
DRA1005     Theatre Now:                       and theatre companies, such as the Belfast       and workshop. Interviews will be
            Contemporary Performance           Festival, The Linen Hall Library, The Lyric      held between January and April.
DRA1006     Production Practices               Theatre, Prime Cut Productions, Tinderbox        For students whose first
                                               Theatre Company, Kabosh, and Ransom              language is not English
Stage 2 (2nd Year) (Optional)
                                               Productions, all of whom have helped             An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of
DRA2003     The Art of the Actor               us develop a vital professional practice         5.5 in each test component or an equivalent
DRA2005     Devising Theatre                   dimension as part of our overall provision.      acceptable qualification, details of which are
DRA2010     Greek Tragedy in Performance                                                        available at:
                                               World-Class Facilities                           go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
DRA2045     American Theatre
DRA2060     Musical Theatre                    Our main teaching space, the Brian Friel
DRA2022     Acting Shakespeare                 Theatre (www.brianfrieltheatre.co.uk), is one
DRA2013     Directing & Design                 of the best-equipped theatres in Belfast with                                                     CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                           on the production of the recent JK Rowling        “With a strong network support of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in         staff, the opportunities to establish
DRA2014     Radio Drama                        a 120-seat studio theatre, rehearsal room,                                                        Studying for a Drama degree at Queen’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                 London, and on a number of film and TV
SCA2002     Intro to Arts Management           dressing rooms, green room and workshop,                                                          will assist you in developing the core skills                                                     links with theatre practitioners
                                                                                                                                                                                                 productions including Game of Thrones.
                                               housed in the Drama and Film Centre which                                                         and employment-related experiences
Stage 3 (3rd Year) (Optional)                                                                                                                                                                                                                      greatly enriched my experience
                                               also comprises the Queen’s Film Theatre.                                                          that are valued by employers, professional      Further Study
DRA3005     Advanced Acting                                                                                                                      organisations and academic institutions.                                                          of studying Drama at Queen’s.”
                                               Student Experience                                                                                                                                Further study including Master’s
DRA3060     Dance Theatre                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Kevin McCluskey
                                                                                                                                                 Graduates from this degree are well             programmes is also an option. See the
DRA3042     Post-Conflict Drama                Extracurricular performance opportunities                                                                                                                                                           BA Drama (2010), MA Drama (2011)
                                                                                                                                                 regarded by many employers and over             School website for further information.
DRA3010     The Theatre of Brian Friel         are offered by the Tyrone Guthrie Society                                                                                                                                                           PhD Drama and Performance (2015)
DRA3023     Places of Performance              and the student Drama Society, which have                                                         half of all graduate jobs are now open to       Alumni Success
DRA3063     Solo Performance                   taken productions to student festivals in                                                         graduates of any discipline. Many students
                                                                                                                                                 also apply the skills they develop through      • Des Kennedy, assistant director, Harry Potter
DRA3056     Theory & Practice of Adaptation    Ireland and the UK. Productions have also
                                                                                                                                                 the degree entrepreneurially to create            and the Cursed Child, Palace Theatre London
DRA3064     Drama & Mental Health              been taken to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
                                                                                                                                                 their own work opportunities and the            • Lisa McGee, stage and screen writer,              Entrance requirements
DRA3057     Drama, Health & Social Care        and to festivals in Belgium and Italy.
                                                                                                                                                 University runs a number of extracurricular       won the Stewart Parker and Blackburn              e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
DRA3025     Dissertation
                                               Global Opportunities                                                                              programmes in entrepreneurship.                   Award for Girls and Dolls (2006), Channel         t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
AEL3001     Work-Based Learning
                                                                                                                                                                                                   4 sitcoms London Irish and Derry Girls
                                               Students may opt to spend a semester                                                              Although the majority of our graduates          • Kerri Quinn, lead role in Educating               Course information
                                               studying abroad. The School has links with a                                                      are interested in pursuing careers in the         Rita, Lyric Theatre, Belfast                      Dr Aoife McGrath
                                               number of international institutions including                                                    theatre or in teaching, significant numbers                                                         Subject Lead (Drama)
                                               Université François-Rabelais, Tours.                                                              develop careers in a wide range of other                                                            School of Arts, English and Languages
                                                                                                                                                 sectors. Graduates of Drama have gone
                                                                                                                                                 on to work in professional theatre locally                                                          e: aoife.mcgrath@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                 in Northern Ireland and throughout Great                                                            t: +44 (0)28 9097 3249
                                                                                                                                                 Britain and across the world, for example                                                           w: qub.ac.uk/ael

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DRAMA AND ENGLISH                                                                                                                                         WHY QUEEN’S?
                                                                                                                                                          World-Class Facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Film production £16,000-£100,000+
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Varied graduate programmes (Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Top 100 Graduate Recruiters/AGR,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Queen’s gave me so much more
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    than a degree. It gave me friends,
                                                                                                                                                          Our main teaching space, the Brian Friel              Association of Graduate Recruiters UK)              life experiences and a critical way of
Our graduates have gone on to work on major theatre, film                                                BA Joint Honours                                 Theatre (www.brianfrieltheatre.co.uk), is one                                                             viewing the world. The experience of
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Graduate Careers and Achievements
and TV productions in the UK and across the world.                                                       Drama and English 3 yrs (WQ43)                   of the best-equipped theatres in Belfast with                                                             living in a brand new place with new
                                                                                                                                                          a 120-seat studio theatre, rehearsal room,          Many of our former graduates have risen to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    people was invaluable. I consistently
                                                                                                                                                          dressing rooms, green room and workshop,            the top of their fields and include many famous
COURSE CONTENT                                      Stage 3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    felt like a valued member of the
                                                                                                         Entrance Requirements                            housed in the Drama and Film Centre which           figures; for example, in Drama:
Stage 1                                             Students select three optional modules in                                                             also comprises the Queen’s Film Theatre.                                                                  Queen’s community and I was proud
                                                                                                         A-level:                                                                                             • Peter Coulter, award winning journalist, BBC
                                                    each subject from the following list, subject to
Core modules                                                                                             BBB including A-level English                    Student Experience                                  • Des Kennedy, acclaimed director, notable            to be a student at such a welcoming
                                                    availability:
• Writing About Theatre: Theory,                                                                         Note: for applicants who have not                From Personal Tutors to peer mentoring, we
                                                                                                                                                                                                                recent work includes assistant director on          and prestigious University. Queen’s
                                                    Drama                                                                                                                                                       JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed
  Criticism and Performance                                                                              studied A-level English then AS-                 work closely with students to ensure they are                                                             gave me the best three years of my life
• Theatre Now: Contemporary Performance                                                                  level English (grade A) would be                                                                       Child, Palace Theatre London, 2016
                                                    DRA3005    Advanced Acting                                                                            supported at every stage of their degree.                                                                 and for that I’ll forever be grateful.”
• Introduction to Performing                                                                             acceptable in lieu of A-level English.                                                               • Lisa Magee, acclaimed writer for stage
                                                    DRA3060    Dance Theatre
• English in Transition                             DRA3042    Post-Conflict Drama
                                                                                                                                                          Extracurricular performance opportunities             and screen, won the Stewart Parker and              Ellie Drake
                                                                                                         There are no specific subjects requirements      are offered by the Tyrone Guthrie Society and
• Introduction to English Language                                                                                                                                                                              Blackburn awards for Girls and Dolls (2006)         BA Drama and English Graduate
                                                    DRA3010    The Theatre of Brian Friel                to study Drama. However, students should
• English in Context                                                                                                                                      the student Drama Society, which have taken         • Kerri Quinn, acclaimed actress,
                                                    DRA3023    Places of Performance                     have an interest in issues of performance
                                                                                                         and be prepared to participate in practical      productions to student festivals in Ireland and       notable for her lead role in Educating
Stage 2                                             DRA3063    Solo Performance
                                                                                                         theatre classes. All applicants who              the UK. Productions have also been taken to           Rita, Lyric Theatre, Belfast, 2015
                                                    DRA3056    Theory & Practice of Adaptation
Students select three optional modules in each                                                           receive offers will be invited to attend         the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and to festivals      • James Rae, technical specialist,
                                                    DRA3064    Drama & Mental Health
subject, subject to availability:                                                                        an interview and workshop interviews             in Belgium and Italy.                                 HBO Game of Thrones
                                                    DRA3057    Drama, Health & Social Care
                                                                                                         will be held between January and April.
                                                    DRA3025    Dissertation                                                                               CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                               In English:
Drama                                                                                                    For students whose first
                                                    AEL3001    Work-Based Learning
DRA2003      The Art of the Actor                                                                        language is not English                          Studying for a degree in Drama and English at       Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet
DRA2005      Devising Theatre                       English                                                                                               Queen’s will assist you in developing the core      • Paul Muldoon, academic and poet
                                                                                                         An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of
DRA2010      Greek Tragedy in Performance                                                                                                                 skills and employment-related experiences           • Stephen Rea, actor
                                                    • Speech Worlds: Phonology in                        5.5 in each test component or an equivalent
DRA2045      American Theatre                                                                            acceptable qualification, details of which are   that are valued by employers, professional          • Helen Madden, writer and actor
                                                      Acquisition and Disorder                                                                                                                                • Annie Kelly, journalist and writer
DRA2060      Musical Theatre                                                                             available at:                                    organisations and academic institutions.
                                                    • Stylistics: Analysing Style in Language            go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                                     • Annie Mac, radio presenter
DRA2022      Acting Shakespeare                     • The Structure of English                                                                            Graduates of Drama have gone on to work
DRA2013      Directing & Design                     • Marvels, Monsters and Miracles                                                                      in professional theatre locally in Northern         Further Study
DRA2014      Radio Drama                              in Anglo Saxon England                                                                              Ireland and throughout Great Britain and across     Further study is also an option open to Drama
SCA2002      Intro to Arts Management               • Writing Africa: The Colonial                                                                        the world, for example on the production of         and English graduates. Students can choose
                                                      Past to Colonial Present                                                                            the recent JK Rowling play Harry Potter and         from a wide range of Master’s programmes,
English
                                                    • Contemporary Irish and Scottish Fiction                                                             the Cursed Child in London. Our graduates           including:
•    History of English: Studying Language Change   • Televising the Victorians                                                                           have also worked on a number of film and TV
•    The English Language: Language and Power       • Shakespeare on Screen                                                                               productions including HBO Game of Thrones.          •   MA in English Literary Studies
•    Foundations for Speech Analysis                • Digital Textualities and the History of the Book                                                                                                        •   MA in Media and Broadcast Production
                                                                                                                                                          Many of our graduates are interested in             •   MA in Film
•    Mapping the Anglo-Saxon World                  • Knowledge, Power and Imagination:                                                                   pursuing careers in teaching, business, the civil   •   MA in Poetry
•    Irish Literature                                 Writing the East, 1662-1835                                                                         service, translating/interpreting or advertising,   •   MA in Creative Writing
•    Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory   • Irish Gothic                                                                                        significant numbers develop careers in a wide       •   MSc in Software Development (conversion course)
•    Havoc and Rebellion: Writing and               • Special Topic Irish Literature                                                                      range of other sectors.                             •   MLaw – Master’s in Law (conversion course)
     Reading Later Medieval England                 • Poetry and Precariousness in the C21st
•    Shakespeare and Co                             • Contemporary US Crime Fiction                                                                       A list of the major career sectors (and some        •   PGCE in Education
•    Fiction to Austen (1660-1820)                  • Stevens and Bishop                                                                                  starting salaries) that have attracted our          Alternatively, we offer a research-
•    Inventing America                              • Double dissertation (English only)                                                                  graduates in recent years is shown below:           led MRes in Arts and Humanities.
•    Romantic Poetry (1789-1832)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Entrance requirements
                                                    • Language in the Media                                                                               •   Voluntary sector/charities £15,000-£18,000
•    Enlightenment and its Discontents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                    • Women’s Writing 1660-1820                                                                           •   Public Relations £20,000
•    Reading Revolutions: The English                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
                                                    • Restoration to Regency in                                                                           •   Banking £28 000
     Bible, Medieval to Early Modern                  Contemporary Fiction                                                                                                                                                                                            Course information
                                                                                                                                                          •   Export Marketing £15 000-£25 000
•    Modernism and Modernity                        • Special Topic Creative Writing                                                                      •   Publishing, Media and Performing                                                                        Dr Aoife McGrath
•    Modern American Fiction: Race,
                                                                                                                                                              Arts £16,000-£25,000                                                                                    Subject Lead (Drama)
     Class, Gender, Sexuality                       Common modules
                                                                                                                                                          •   Teaching £21,500                                                                                        School of Arts, English and Languages
•    Dickens and the Cult of Celebrity              • Work-Based Learning (placement module)                                                              •   Fast Stream Civil Service £25,000
                                                    • Double Dissertation (combining                                                                                                                                                                                  e: aoife.mcgrath@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                          •   Theatre production £16,000-£50,000+
                                                      Drama and English)                                                                                                                                                                                              t: +44 (0)28 9097 3249
                                                                                                                                                          •   TV production £16,000-£100,000+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      w: qub.ac.uk/ael

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ENGLISH STUDIES                                                                                                                                    Student Experience
                                                                                                                                                   A thriving cultural scene organised by our
                                                                                                                                                   undergraduate and postgraduate communities,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            “I’ve always loved English and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the course at Queen’s offers a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            variety of literary texts, as well as
                                                                                                                                                   from the English Society and Poetry and Pints to
Students undertaking English Studies at Queen’s explore literatures                                   BA Single Honours
                                                                                                                                                   the Lifeboat and the Yellow Nib, makes studying                                          passionate lecturers. There is a lot
in English in the widest possible sense. From the earliest writings in                                English 3 yrs (Q300)                         English at Queen’s a unique proposition.                                                 of support available at Queen’s
Anglo-Saxon to contemporary Irish, British, and ‘global’ literatures,                                 BA Joint Honours
                                                                                                                                                   CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                                                                    which is comforting. My confidence
students study English in its historical, cultural and ideological                                    Anthropology and English 3 yrs (QL36)                                                                                                 is growing every day. Belfast is an
                                                                                                                                                   Studying for an English degree at Queen’s
circumstances and material manifestations. Our language modules                                       Drama and English 3 yrs (WQ43)
                                                                                                                                                   will assist you in developing the core skills                                            amazing city. I find the people very
(also available on the Linguistics pathway) explore language                                          English and Film Studies 3 yrs (QW36)        and employment-related experiences                                                       friendly and it’s easy to navigate.”
structure and function; the day-to-day use of language, including in                                  English and French 4 yrs (QR31)              that are valued by employers, professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lisa Cross
                                                                                                      English and History 3 yrs (QV31)             organisations and academic institutions.
the media; and the major influences that have shaped English.                                                                                                                                                                               BA English Student
                                                                                                      English and Irish 3 yrs (QQ53)               Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are
COURSE CONTENT                                   • Contemporary Irish and Scottish Fiction                                                         well regarded by many employers (local,
                                                                                                      English and Linguistics 3 yrs (QQ31)
                                                 • Shakespeare on Screen                                                                           national and international) and over half of
Stage 1                                                                                               English and Philosophy 3 yrs (QV35)          all graduate jobs are now open to graduates
                                                 • Contemporary Literature: Poetry and
Core modules                                       Precariousness in the 21st Century                 English and Politics 3 yrs (QL32)            of any discipline, including English. In
                                                                                                                                                   particular, employers value the initiative,
                                                 • Contemporary US Crime Fiction                      English and Sociology 3 yrs (QL33)
•    English in Transition                                                                                                                         imagination, creativity and independence of
•    English in Context
                                                 • Speech Worlds: Phonology in                        English and Spanish 4 yrs (QR34)             thought fostered by the English degree.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               English Studies at Queen’s
                                                   Acquisition and Disorder                                                                                                                                                                    has an extraordinary
•    Introduction to English Language                                                                                                              The following is a list of the major career
                                                 • The Structure of English
•    Adventures in the History of Ideas
                                                 • Marvels, Monsters and Miracles                                                                  sectors (and some starting salaries) that have                                              heritage, as represented
•    Introduction to Creative Writing
                                                   in Anglo-Saxon England                             Entrance Requirements                        attracted our graduates in recent years:                                                    by its globally-esteemed
Stage 2                                          • Women’s Writing 1660-1820                          A-level:                                     • Advertising                                                                               writers, such as Nobel
                                                 • Restoration to Regency in                                                                       • Librarianship
Optional modules
                                                   Contemporary Fiction
                                                                                                      ABB including A-level English for                                                                                                        Laureate Seamus Heaney
                                                                                                      Single Honours and Joint Honours             • Public Relations (£20,000)
• Foundations for Speech Analysis:               • Digital Textualities and the History of the Book   with Anthropology, French, History,          • Publishing, Media and Performing                                                          and T.S. Eliot Prize
  The Phonetics of English                       • Writing Africa: The Colonial                                                                      Arts (£16,000–£25,000)                                                                    recipients Paul Muldoon
                                                                                                      Irish, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics
• Mapping the Anglo-Saxon World                    Past to Colonial Present                           and Spanish. BBB including A-level           • Fast Stream Civil Service (£25,000)
• Havoc and Rebellion: Writing and               • Irish Gothic                                                                                                                                                                                and Ciaran Carson, among
                                                                                                      English for other options.                   • Management Consultancy
  Reading Later Medieval England                 • Stevens and Bishop                                                                                                                                                                          others. A new generation,
• Shakespeare and Co                                                                                  Note: for applicants who have not            Graduate Careers and Achievements
                                                 • Special Topic Creative Writing
                                                                                                      studied A-level English then AS-                                                                                                         such as Poetry Book
• Fiction to Austen (1660-1820)                  • Special Topic Irish Literature                                                                  Many of our former graduates have risen
• Inventing America
                                                                                                      level English (grade A) would be                                                                                                         Society ‘Next Generation
                                                 Note: Modules at Stages 2 and 3 are                  acceptable in lieu of A-level English.       to the top of their fields and include
• Romantic Poetry (1789-1832)                                                                                                                      many famous figures; for example:                                                           Poet’ Dr Leontia Flynn, who
                                                 subject to change based on availability.             All applicants:
• Enlightenment and its Discontents
                                                                                                                                                   •   Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               also won the Forward Prize
• The English Language: Language and Power       WHY QUEEN’S?
• History of English: Studying Language Change
                                                                                                      If you plan to study English as a Joint
                                                                                                                                                   •   Paul Muldoon, academic and poet                                                         for Best First Collection,
                                                 Global Opportunities                                 Honours degree you should refer to the
• An Introduction to Critical                                                                         subject requirements for the other course,
                                                                                                                                                   •   Stephen Rea, actor                                                                      continue a proud tradition.
  and Cultural Theory                            English at Queen’s offers a range of Study                                                        •   Helen Madden, writer and actor
                                                                                                      in addition to those for English. For BA
• Reading Revolutions: The English               Abroad opportunities, from the Erasmus               English and History, please see separate     •   Annie Kelly, journalist and writer
  Bible, Medieval to Early Modern                programme with a range of European                   entry.                                       •   Annie Mac, radio presenter
• Modernism and Modernity                        partners, to the chance to study at a number         For students whose first                     Further Study
• Modern American Fiction: Race,                 of partner institutions in the United States.        language is not English                      Students can apply for cognate postgraduate
  Class, Gender, Sexuality
                                                 Industry Links                                       An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum         taught modules in the Faculty such as:
• Dickens and the Cult of Celebrity
                                                 We regularly consult and develop links with          of 5.5 in each test component or an          • MA in English Literary Studies                                                           Entrance requirements
• Irish Literature
                                                 a large number of employers including,               equivalent acceptable qualification,         • MA in Broadcast Literacy                                                                 e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
Stage 3                                                                                               details of which are available at: go.qub.   • MA in Poetry
                                                 for example, BBC Northern Ireland as part                                                                                                                                                    t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
Optional modules                                 of our work-based learning initiatives.
                                                                                                      ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                    • MA in Creative Writing                           Queen’s is ranked in the top
                                                                                                                                                   • MSc in Software Development (conversion          100 in the world for English            Course information
•    Dissertation                                                                                                                                     course) MLaw (conversion course)                                                        School of Arts, English and Languages
•    Stylistics: Analysing Style in Language                                                                                                       • PGCE in Education                                Language and Literature.
•    Language in the Media                                                                                                                                                                                                                    e: english@qub.ac.uk
•    Televising the Victorians                                                                                                                                                                        (QS World Rankings by Subject 2019)     t: +44 (0)28 9097 3238
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              w: qub.ac.uk/ael

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ENGLISH AND HISTORY                                                                                                                                    • Paths to Independence and
                                                                                                                                                         Decolonisation in India and East Africa
                                                                                                                                                       • Thatcher’s Britain
                                                                                                                                                                                                       CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Studying for an English and History degree at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Paul Muldoon, academic and poet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Stephen Rea, actor
                                                                                                                                                                                                       Queen’s will assist you in developing the core
                                                                                                                                                       • Sin Cities? Everyday Life in                                                                   •   Helen Madden, writer and actor
Students undertaking English and History at Queen’s explore literature,                                  BA Joint Honours                                                                              skills and employment-related experiences
                                                                                                                                                         the Modern Metropolis                                                                          •   Annie Kelly, journalist and writer
                                                                                                                                                                                                       that are valued by employers, professional
language and history in the widest possible sense, from the earliest                                     English and History 3 yrs (QV31)              • Religion and Empire
                                                                                                                                                                                                       organisations and academic institutions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   Annie Mac, radio presenter
writings in Anglo-Saxon to contemporary Irish, British, and ‘global’                                                                                   • Kings, Courts and Culture in
                                                                                                                                                                                                       A good degree in English and History is a        In History:
                                                                                                                                                         Carolingian Europe
literatures. From the origins of ancient Greece and Rome to modern                                                                                     • The Irish Revolution, 1917-1921
                                                                                                                                                                                                       guarantee that the holder can analyse subjects   • Bill Neely (ITV News Editor)
                                                                                                         Entrance Requirements                                                                         in depth and develop coherent arguments
Irish, European, American and Chinese history, students study                                                                                          • Working Class Communities                                                                      • Alan Green (Radio 5 Live)
                                                                                                         A-level:                                                                                      in written and verbal form. In addition, the
English in its linguistic, historical and ideological circumstances and in                                                                               in the UK 1900-1970
                                                                                                                                                                                                       subject matter studied is always related to      Further Study
                                                                                                         ABB including A-level English                 • The Peasants’ Revolt 1381
History can choose modules that focus on gender, social and cultural                                                                                                                                   a wide range of contemporary issues, which       Students can apply for cognate postgraduate
                                                                                                                                                       • Dissertation
history, colonial history, politics, religious and economic change.                                      Note: for applicants who have not
                                                                                                                                                       • The War of Ideas 17 C Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                       allows graduates to understand the present       taught modules in the Faculty such as:
                                                                                                         studied A-level English then AS-                                                              in its proper perspective. Graduates from this
                                                                                                         level English (grade A) would be              • The British Republic                                                                           • MA in English Literary Studies
COURSE CONTENT                                      •   Europe between the Wars, 1919-1939                                                                                                             degree at Queen’s are well regarded by many
                                                                                                         acceptable in lieu of A-level English.        • Presbyterians in Ulster, 1690-1840                                                             • MA in Poetry
                                                    •   The Expansion of Medieval Europe                                                                                                               employers (local, national and international)
Stage 1                                                                                                                                                • The Second World War in Europe                                                                 • MA in Creative Writing
                                                    •   The Making of Contemporary Britain               For students whose first                                                                      and over half of all graduate jobs are now
                                                                                                                                                       • Age of anxiety: Irish culture                                                                  • MSc in Software Engineering (conversion
Core modules                                        •   Visualising China’s Encounter                    language is not English                                                                       open to graduates of any discipline.
                                                                                                                                                       • ‘There Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack’?                                                        course) MA in Law (conversion course)
                                                    •   Greece and Macedon 404-337 BC                    An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of         Race and Immigration in post-war Britain      In a context where over half of all graduate
•    English in Transition                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MA in History
                                                    •   Cabinets of Curiosity                            5.5 in each test component or an equivalent                                                   jobs are now open to graduates of any
•    English in Context                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 • PGCE in Education
                                                    •   Recording History                                acceptable qualification, details of which    WHY QUEEN’S?                                    discipline, we have found that employers
•    Introduction to English Language
                                                    •   Uniting Kingdoms                                 are available at:                                                                             of all kinds wish to employ English and          Alternatively, we offer a research-
•    History and Historians                                                                                                                            Industry Links
                                                                                                         go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                              History graduates. Although many of              led MRes in Arts and Humanities
•    Exploring History 2                            Stage 3                                                                                            We regularly consult and develop links with
•    Exploring History 1                                                                                                                                                                               our graduates are interested in pursuing
                                                    Optional modules                                                                                   a large number of employers including,
                                                                                                                                                                                                       careers in teaching, business, the civil
Stage 2                                                                                                                                                for example, BBC Northern Ireland as
                                                    • Double Dissertation English Literature                                                                                                           service, translating/interpreting or
                                                                                                                                                       part of our work-based learning initiatives.
Optional modules                                      Double Dissertation English Language                                                             Several History modules include links with
                                                                                                                                                                                                       advertising, significant numbers develop         “I’ve had the chance to study such a
                                                    • Work-based Learning                                                                                                                              careers in a wide range of other sectors.        breadth of prose, poetry and drama
• Foundations for Speech Analysis:                                                                                                                     local collaborative partners, which provide
                                                    • Stylistics: Analysing Style in Language                                                          students with opportunities to network with     A list of the major career sectors (and some     across all sorts of periods under
  The Phonetics of English
                                                      Language in the Media                                                                            experts in the field or to gain experience of   starting salaries) that have attracted our
• Mapping the Anglo-Saxon World                                                                                                                                                                                                                         some of the most fantastic lecturers.
                                                    • Televising the Victorians                                                                        particular industries prior to graduation.      graduates in recent years is shown below:
• Havoc and Rebellion: Writing and
                                                    • Contemporary Irish and Scottish Fiction                                                                                                                                                           Probably my favourite aspect of
  Reading Later Medieval England                                                                                                                       Internships have also been developed to         • Advertising
                                                    • Shakespeare on Screen                                                                                                                                                                             studying at Queen’s is the community
• Shakespeare and Co                                                                                                                                   allow students the opportunity to carry out     • Librarianship
                                                    • Contemporary Literature: Poetry and
• Fiction to Austen (1660-1820)                                                                                                                        work experience in history-related fields.      • Voluntary sector/charities                     and friends that I’ve made within
                                                      Precariousness in the 21st Century
• Inventing America                                                                                                                                                                                      (£15,000-£18,000)                              English. From being able to attend my
                                                      Contemporary US Crime Fiction                                                                    Student Experience
• Romantic Poetry (1789-1832)                                                                                                                                                                          • Public Relations (£20,000)
• Enlightenment and its Discontents
                                                    • Speech Worlds: Phonology in                                                                                                                                                                       lecturers’ research seminars to peer
                                                      Acquisition and Disorder                                                                         From Personal Tutors to peer mentoring, we      • Banking (£28,000)
• The English Language: Language and Power                                                                                                             work closely with students to ensure they are   • Export Marketing (£15,000-£25,000)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        mentoring first years, it feels like a
                                                    • The Structure of English
• History of English: Studying Language Change                                                                                                         supported at every stage of their degree.       • Publishing, Media and Performing               (fantastically literary) family and I feel I
                                                    • Marvels, Monsters and Miracles
• An Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory                                                                                                                                                        Arts (£16,000-£25,000)                         couldn’t have made a better choice.”
                                                      in Anglo-Saxon England                                                                           A thriving cultural scene organised by
• Reading Revolutions: The English                                                                                                                                                                     • Teaching (£21,500)
                                                    • Women’s Writing 1660-1820                                                                        our undergraduate and postgraduate                                                               Micheal McCann
  Bible, Medieval to Early Modern                                                                                                                                                                      • Fast Stream Civil Service (£25,000)
                                                    • Restoration to Regency in                                                                        communities, from the English Society
• Modernism and Modernity                                                                                                                                                                              • Translation/Interpreting
                                                      Contemporary Fiction                                                                             and Poetry and Pints to the Lifeboat and
• Modern American Fiction: Race,                                                                                                                                                                         (£18,000-£26,000)
                                                    • Digital Textualities and the History of the Book                                                 the Yellow Nib, makes studying English
  Class, Gender, Sexuality                                                                                                                                                                             • Varied graduate programmes (Times
                                                    • Writing Africa: The Colonial                                                                     at Queen’s a unique proposition.
• Dickens and the Cult of Celebrity                                                                                                                                                                      Top 100 Graduate Recruiters/AGR,
                                                      Past to Colonial Present                                                                                                                                                                              Entrance requirements
• Irish Literature                                                                                                                                     Students can work with our visiting Fulbright     Association of Graduate Recruiters UK)
                                                    • Irish Gothic                                                                                                                                                                                          e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
• The American South, 1865-1980                                                                                                                        Scholars, leading US academics who
                                                    • Stevens and Bishop                                                                                                                               Graduate Careers and Achievements                    t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
• The Roman Origins of the East and West                                                                                                               spend a semester at Queen’s each year.
                                                    • Special Topic Creative Writing
• The American South 1619-1865                                                                                                                                                                         Many of our former graduates have risen
                                                    • Special Topic Irish Literature                                                                   With DegreePlus, students have the                                                                   Course information
• Politics and Society in 19th C                                                                                                                                                                       to the top of their fields and include many
                                                    • The Irish Country House                                                                          opportunity to burnish their academic                                                                School of Arts, English and Languages
• Politics and Society in 20th C                                                                                                                                                                       famous figures; for example, in English:
                                                    • That Vast Catastrophe                                                                            achievements with employment-
• Revolutionary Europe, 1500-1789                                                                                                                                                                                                                           e: english@qub.ac.uk
                                                    • The Origins of the Protestantism                                                                 facing placements and projects.
• Life, Love and Death in England                                                                                                                                                                                                                           t: +44 (0)28 9097 3238
                                                    • Interpreting Voices Of The Past
• Nationalism and Liberation in Africa                                                                                                                                                                                                                      w: qub.ac.uk/ael
                                                    • The Ancient City

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ENGLISH AND                                                                                                                                             WHY QUEEN’S?
                                                                                                                                                        Heritage

LINGUISTICS                                                                                                                                             English Studies at Queen’s has an
                                                                                                                                                        extraordinary heritage, as represented
                                                                                                                                                        by its globally esteemed writers, such
Students undertaking English and Linguistics at Queen’s explore                                            BA Joint Honours                             as Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney and
                                                                                                                                                        T.S. Eliot Prize recipients Paul Muldoon
literatures in English in the widest possible sense. From the earliest                                     English and Linguistics 3 yrs (QQ31)
                                                                                                                                                        and Ciaran Carson, among others. A new
writings in Anglo-Saxon to contemporary Irish, British and ‘global’                                                                                     generation, such as Poetry Book Society
literatures, students study English in its historical, cultural and                                                                                     ‘Next Generation Poet’ Dr Leontia Flynn,
                                                                                                           Entrance Requirements                        who also won Forward Prize for Best First
ideological circumstances and material manifestations. Our language
                                                                                                           A-level:                                     collection, continue a proud tradition.
modules explore language structure and function; the day-to-day
                                                                                                                                                        Global Opportunities
use of language, including in the media; and the major influences                                          ABB including A-level English
that have shaped English over the last millennium and a half.                                              Note: for applicants who have not            English at Queen’s offers a range of Study
                                                                                                           studied A-level English then AS-             Abroad opportunities, from the Erasmus
                                                                                                           level English (grade A) would be             programme with a range of European
COURSE CONTENT                                      Stage 3                                                acceptable in lieu of A-level English.       partners, to the chance to study at a number
Stage 1                                             Optional modules                                                                                    of partner institutions in the United States.
                                                                                                           For students whose first
Core modules                                        •   Dissertation                                       language is not English                      We welcome applications from European
                                                    •   Stylistics: Analysing Style in Language            An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum         students who would like to attend
•    English in Transition                                                                                                                              Queen’s under the Erasmus programme.            CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY                             “My subject is made up of two sort of
                                                    •   Language in the Media                              of 5.5 in each test component or an
•    English in Context                                                                                                                                 This programme enables students who                                                               classes: lectures and tutorials. Lectures
                                                    •   Televising the Victorians                          equivalent acceptable qualification,                                                         The following is a list of the major
•    Introduction to English Language                                                                                                                   are already enrolled at a university in
                                                    •   Contemporary Irish and Scottish Fiction            details of which are available at: go.qub.                                                   career sectors that have attracted                involve you sitting in a lecture theatre
•    Adventures in the History of Ideas                                                                                                                 Europe to take time out from their own
                                                    •   Shakespeare on Screen                              ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs                                                                    our graduates in recent years:                    while an academic presents to you and
•    Introduction to Creative Writing                                                                                                                   institution and spend either one semester
                                                    •   Contemporary Literature: Poetry and                                                                                                             •   Publishing, Media and Performing Arts
Stage 2                                                 Precariousness in the 21st Century                                                              or a full academic year at Queen’s.                                                               the other students on that module
                                                                                                                                                                                                        •   Marketing and Public Relations
                                                    •   Contemporary US Crime Fiction                                                                   Additionally, the Study Abroad programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          for either an hour or two hours about
Core modules                                                                                                                                                                                            •   Advertising
                                                    •   Speech Worlds: Phonology in                                                                     is particularly popular with students from      •   Librarianship                                 a certain topic – normally the book
• History of English: Studying Language Change          Acquisition and Disorder                                                                        North America, Canada and Australia.            •   Fast Stream Civil Service                     you’ve read that week.”
• The English Language: Language and Power          •   The Structure of English
                                                                                                                                                        Industry Links                                  •   Management Consultancy                        Peter Moor
• Foundations for Speech Analysis:                  •   Marvels, Monsters and Miracles
  The Phonetics of English                              in Anglo-Saxon England                                                                          We regularly consult and develop links with     Many of our former graduates have risen to        BA English and Linguistics Graduate
                                                    •   Women’s Writing 1660-1820                                                                       a large number of employers including,          the top of their fields and include many famous
Optional modules
                                                    •   Restoration to Regency in                                                                       for example, BBC Northern Ireland as part       figures; for example:
• Mapping the Anglo-Saxon World                         Contemporary Fiction                                                                            of our work-based learning initiatives.         •   Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet
• Havoc and Rebellion: Writing and                  •   Digital Textualities and the History of the Book
                                                                                                                                                        Student Experience                              •   Paul Muldoon, academic and poet
  Reading Later Medieval England                    •   Writing Africa: The Colonial                                                                                                                    •   Stephen Rea, actor
• Shakespeare and Co                                    Past to Colonial Present                                                                        From Personal Tutors to peer mentoring, we      •   Helen Madden, writer and actor
• Fiction to Austen (1660-1820)                     •   Irish Gothic                                                                                    work closely with students to ensure they are   •   Annie Kelly, journalist and writer
• Inventing America                                 •   Stevens and Bishop                                                                              supported at every stage of their degree.       •   Annie Mac, radio presenter
• Romantic Poetry (1789-1832)                       •   Special Topic Creative Writing
• Enlightenment and its Discontents                                                                                                                     With DegreePlus, students have the              Further Study Opportunities
                                                    •   Special Topic Irish Literature
• An Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory                                                                                                       opportunity to burnish their academic
                                                    Note: Modules at Stages 2 and 3 are                                                                 achievements with employment-                   Students can apply for cognate postgraduate
• Reading Revolutions: The English                                                                                                                                                                      taught modules in the Faculty such as:
  Bible, Medieval to Early Modern                   subject to change based on availability.                                                            facing placements and projects.
• Modernism and Modernity                                                                                                                                                                               • MA in English Literary Studies                     Entrance requirements
• Modern American Fiction: Race,                                                                                                                                                                        • MA in Broadcast Literacy                           e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
  Class, Gender, Sexuality                                                                                                                                                                              • MA in Poetry                                       t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
• Dickens and the Cult of Celebrity                                                                                                                                                                     • MA in Creative Writing
• Irish Literature                                                                                                                                                                                      • MSc in Software Development                        Course information
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (conversion course)                                School of Arts, English and Languages
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MLaw (conversion course)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             e: english@qub.ac.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PGCE in Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             t: +44 (0)28 9097 3238
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        led MRes in Arts and Humanities.

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ARTS, ENGLISH AND LANGUAGES UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES 2021 ENTRY - COMMUNICATION, CREATIVITY, CRITICAL THINKING - Queen's University Belfast
ENGLISH WITH                                                                                                                                             WHY QUEEN’S?
                                                                                                                                                         Global Opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                               “English at Queen’s has a fantastic reputation, having taught
                                                                                                                                                                                                               some of the most famous poets and novelists in the UK.”

CREATIVE WRITING                                                                                                                                         English at Queen’s offers a range of Study Abroad
                                                                                                                                                         opportunities, from the Erasmus programme with
                                                                                                                                                         a range of European partners, to the chance to
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Shiraz Engineer
                                                                                                                                                                                                               BA English with Creative Writing Graduate

Students undertaking English with Creative Writing at Queen’s explore                                      BA Single Honours                             study at a number of partner institutions in the
                                                                                                                                                         United States.
literatures in English in the widest possible sense and work with some                                     English with Creative Writing 3 yrs
                                                                                                           (Q3W8)                                        CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
of the leading writers working in the UK and Ireland. From the earliest
writings in Anglo-Saxon to contemporary Irish, British, and ‘global’                                                                                     Studying for an English with Creative Writing
literatures, students study English in its historical, cultural and material                                                                             degree at Queen’s will assist you in developing the
                                                                                                           Entrance Requirements                         core skills and employment-related experiences
contexts. Our language modules explore the history and structure of                                        A-level:                                      that are valued by employers, professional
English; its day-to-day usage, including in the media; and the major                                       ABB including A-level English
                                                                                                                                                         organisations and academic institutions.
influences that have shaped it over the last millennium and a half.                                                                                      Graduates from this degree at Queen’s are
                                                                                                           Note: for applicants who have not
                                                                                                           studied A-level English then AS-              well regarded by many employers (local,
COURSE CONTENT                                      Stage 3                                                                                              national and international) and over half of
                                                                                                           level English (grade A) would be
Stage 1                                             Core module                                            acceptable in lieu of A-level English.        all graduate jobs are now open to graduates
                                                                                                                                                         of any discipline, including English. In
Core modules                                        • Dissertation Creative Writing                        For students whose first
                                                                                                                                                         particular, employers value the initiative,
                                                                                                           language is not English
•    English in Transition                          Optional modules                                                                                     imagination, creativity and independence of
•    English in Context                                                                                    An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of       thought fostered by our English degrees.
                                                    •   Stylistics: Analysing Style in Language            5.5 in each test component or an equivalent
•    Introduction to English Language               •   Language in the Media                                                                            The following is a list of the major career sectors
•    Adventures in the History of Ideas                                                                    acceptable qualification, details of which
                                                    •   Televising the Victorians                          are available at:                             that have attracted our graduates in recent years:
•    Introduction to Creative Writing               •   Contemporary Irish and Scottish Fiction            go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs              •   Publishing, Media and Performing Arts
Stage 2                                             •   Shakespeare on Screen                                                                            •   Public Relations
                                                    •   Contemporary Literature: Poetry and                                                              •   Advertising
Students must choose two of the three
                                                        Precariousness in the 21st Century                                                               •   Librarianship
modules listed below
                                                    •   Contemporary US Crime Fiction                                                                    •   Fast Stream Civil Service
• Creative Writing Drama                            •   Speech Worlds: Phonology in                                                                      •   Management Consultancy
• Creative Writing Poetry                               Acquisition and Disorder
• Creative Writing Prose                            •   The Structure of English                                                                         Graduate Careers and Achievements
                                                    •   Marvels, Monsters and Miracles                                                                   Many of our former graduates have risen
Optional modules
                                                        in Anglo-Saxon England                                                                           to the top of their fields and include
• Foundations for Speech Analysis:                  •   Women’s Writing 1660-1820                                                                        many famous figures; for example:
  The Phonetics of English                          •   Restoration to Regency in
• Mapping the Anglo-Saxon World                         Contemporary Fiction                                                                             •   Seamus Heaney, Nobel Prize-winning poet
• Havoc and Rebellion: Writing and                  •   Digital Textualities and the History of the Book                                                 •   Paul Muldoon, academic and poet
  Reading Later Medieval England                    •   Writing Africa: The Colonial                                                                     •   Stephen Rea, actor
• Shakespeare and Co                                    Past to Colonial Present                                                                         •   Helen Madden, writer and actor
• Fiction to Austen (1660-1820)                     •   Irish Gothic                                                                                     •   Annie Kelly, journalist and writer
• Inventing America                                 •   Stevens and Bishop                                                                               •   Annie Mac, radio presenter
• Romantic Poetry (1789-1832)                       •   Special Topic Creative Writing                                                                   Further Study
• Enlightenment and its Discontents                 •   Special Topic Irish Literature
• The English Language: Language and Power                                                                                                               Further study is also an option open to
                                                    Note: Modules at Stages 2 and 3 are                                                                  English with Creative Writing graduates.
• History of English: Studying Language Change
                                                    subject to change based on availability.                                                             Students can choose from a wide range of
• An Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory
• Reading Revolutions: The English                                                                                                                       postgraduate programmes, including:                     Entrance requirements
  Bible, Medieval to Early Modern                                                                                                                        • MA in English Literary Studies                        e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
• Modernism and Modernity                                                                                                                                • MA in Media and Broadcast Production                  t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
• Modern American Fiction: Race,                                                                                                                         • MA in Poetry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Course information
  Class, Gender, Sexuality                                                                                                                               • MA in Creative Writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 School of Arts, English and Languages
• Dickens and the Cult of Celebrity                                                                                                                      • MSc in Software Development (conversion
• Irish Literature                                                                                                                                         course) MLaw (conversion course)                      e: english@qub.ac.uk                               7TH IN UK FOR
                                                                                                                                                         • PGCE in Education                                     t: +44 (0)28 9097 3238                           CREATIVE WRITING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 w: qub.ac.uk/ael                             (Complete University Guide 2020)

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FILM AND                                                                                                                                         Internationally Renowned Experts
                                                                                                                                                 The programme features world-leading

THEATRE MAKING
                                                                                                                                                 experts in Documentary Film, British Film and
                                                                                                                                                 Drama, Irish Drama, Shakespeare, Dance, etc.
                                                                                                                                                 Student Experience
The BA in Film and Theatre Making combines the strengths of Queen’s                                BA Honours                                    Extracurricular performance opportunities
highly regarded Film and Drama departments, offering students a                                    Film and Theatre Making 3 yrs (WW65)          are offered by the Tyrone Guthrie Society and
                                                                                                                                                 the student Drama Society, which have taken
unique opportunity to study the intricacies of production practice                                                                               productions to student festivals in Ireland
in both film and theatre. Over the three years of the programme,                                                                                 and the UK as well as to the Edinburgh Fringe
                                                                                                   Entrance Requirements
students will learn the basics of directing and acting, along with                                                                               Festival and to festivals in Belgium and Italy.
                                                                                                   A-level:
technical and production elements for both stage and screen.                                                                                     CAREERS/FURTHER STUDY
                                                                                                   ABB
                                                                                                                                                 With its practical and professional
                                                                                                   All applicants:
                                                                                                                                                 components, study in Theatre and Film at
COURSE CONTENT                                       •   Introduction to Arts Management           There are no specific subject requirements    Queen’s provides an excellent background
                                                     •   American Theatre                          to study Film and Theatre Making.             for work in film, television, on the stage,
In each year, students will integrate practical
                                                     •   The Art of the Actor                      For students whose first                      and in the creative industries. Our
learning with historical and theoretical
                                                     •   Devising Theatre                          language is not English                       graduates have progressed to a range of
modules that encourage them to take
                                                                                                                                                 entertainment and media-based careers.
lessons from the history of theatre and film         Stage 3                                       An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of
to create new, exciting and innovative work.                                                       5.5 in each test component or an equivalent   Positions obtained by recent graduates
                                                     Optional
A typical student pathway might include:                                                           acceptable qualification, details of which    of Film and Drama at Queen’s include:
                                                     • Advanced Film Practice 1                    are available at:
Stage 1                                                                                                                                          • Researcher at BBC NI
                                                     • Advanced Film Practice 2                    go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs
                                                                                                                                                 • Production Trainee at BBC
Compulsory                                           • Cinema and Postmodernism
                                                                                                                                                 • Professional actors and
                                                     • Drama & Mental Health
•    Introduction to Film Practice                                                                                                                 directors for the stage
                                                     • Drama Health & Social Care
•    Introduction to Film Studies 1                                                                                                              • On-set VFX Supervisor for HBO
                                                     • Film and Music: Theory & Criticism
•    Editing for Film and Television                                                                                                               (Game of Thrones)
                                                     • Film Authorship
•    Writing about Theatre                                                                                                                       • Camera Department for HBO
                                                     • Film and Animation
•    Introduction to Performing                                                                                                                    (Game of Thrones)
                                                     • Film and Sound Design
                                                                                                                                                 • Festival Director at Belfast Film Festival
Optional                                             • Contemporary Performing Practices
                                                                                                                                                 • Editor at Fifty Fifty Productions, London
                                                     • Work-based Learning (Placement)
• Introduction to Acting for Stage and Screen                                                                                                    Other popular graduate career routes
                                                     • Performing the Classics
• Production Practices                                                                                                                           include education and training, arts
                                                     • The Theatre of Brian Friel
Stage 2                                              • Dance Theatre                                                                             administration, public relations,
                                                     • Drama, Health and Social Care                                                             marketing and postgraduate study.
Compulsory
                                                     • Theory and Practice of Adaptation                                                         Further Study
• Cinematography                                     • Post-conflict Drama: Performing
                                                       the NI Peace Process                                                                      Further study, including Master’s                 “Drama at Queen’s takes pride
Optional                                                                                                                                         programmes, is also an option; see the            in offering students a complete
                                                     • Film Dissertation
•    Experimental Practice                           • Drama Dissertation                                                                        School website for further information.           education in all aspects of theatre
•    Non-fiction Film Practice                                                                                                                                                                     and drama, practical, theoretical,
•    Cinema and Modernism                            WHY QUEEN’S?
•    Hollywood Cinema 1                              Industry Links
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and historical. Students learn from
•    Introduction to Screenwriting
                                                                                                                                                     Queen’s is unique among                       World-Class staff in top-notch         Entrance requirements
•    British Cinema: Nation, Identity and Industry
                                                     This programme features close links to the                                                      Russell Group institutions                    facilities in an atmosphere designed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          e: admissions@qub.ac.uk
                                                     Lyric Theatre Belfast, Film NI and the BBC.                                                                                                                                          t: +44 (0)28 9097 3838
•    Documentary Film Studies                                                                                                                        in offering a pathway in                      to foster intellectual inquiry
•    Troubles Drama, 1961-1998                       World-Class Facilities
•    Radio Drama
                                                                                                                                                     Film and Theatre Making,                      and personal growth. We offer          Course information
                                                     Students make use of Queen’s state-of-                                                                                                                                               Dr Kurt Taroff, Lecturer in Drama,
•    Directing and Design for Stage                                                                                                                  allowing the best and                         tutorials with professional theatre    Director of Undergraduate Education
                                                     the-art Film Studio, the QFT with two
•    Greek Tragedy In Performance
                                                     digital cinemas, the 120-seat Brian Friel                                                       brightest students to                         practitioners and links to most of     School of Arts, English and Languages
•    Acting Shakespeare
                                                     Theatre (with full lighting and sound                                                           focus on practical skills                     the major theatres in Belfast.”        e: k.taroff@qub.ac.uk
•    Musical Theatre
                                                     facilities) and studio rehearsal space.                                                         in both disciplines.                          Dr Kurt Taroff                         t: +44 (0)28 9097 5106
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lecturer in Drama                      w: qub.ac.uk/ael

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