BA (Hons) English and Public Relations (Full Time)

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BA (Hons) English and Public Relations (Full Time)

Southampton Solent University
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Part of the English programme, this course takes a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach towards the study of English. You are encouraged to think in new and imaginative ways about fiction, drama, poetry and language, in combination with the study of public relations.The course features innovative approaches towards the study of literature and is taught by cutting-edge researchers and industry professionals, combining real-world practical training with intellectually stimulating academic study.

During the course you will develop insights into literary and critical theory which will complement your study of the huge expansion of new media and desktop publishing within the world of busine…

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Part of the English programme, this course takes a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary approach towards the study of English. You are encouraged to think in new and imaginative ways about fiction, drama, poetry and language, in combination with the study of public relations.The course features innovative approaches towards the study of literature and is taught by cutting-edge researchers and industry professionals, combining real-world practical training with intellectually stimulating academic study.

During the course you will develop insights into literary and critical theory which will complement your study of the huge expansion of new media and desktop publishing within the world of business. Creative and visual approaches are emphasised across the course.

There are many opportunities for you to explore your own practical and creative writing interests and take part in study trips nationally and internationally. This course is also available as a four-year variant, which includes studying abroad in one of our partnership European universities for an academic year. Such experiences increase your intercultural understanding as well as your employability.

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Industrial focus

Your understanding of literary styles and techniques will be given a vocational edge in practical public relations units on message analysis, technical and creative skills, image manipulation and media production.

Course content

Year 1

Six core units:

  • Cultural Fragments: An Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Adapting the Novel
  • Making and Reading Poetry
  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Communication in Organisations
  • Communication in Action.

Year 2

Seven core units:

  • Gender Agendas 1
  • Gender Agendas 2
  • Playtexts in Context
  • Shakespeare
  • Corporate Communications
  • PR and Communications in a Digital World
  • Digital PR: Internet and Social Media.

Year 3

Three core units and three option units:

  • Final-Year Project
  • Shock Value
  • Persuasive Communication.

Options:

  • Comedy
  • Radical Re-readings
  • Storytelling
  • Writing about Writing
  • Work Experience: English
  • Shakespeare and the Performer
  • Media Communication Project
  • International and Global PR
  • Ethics Issues and Crisis Management
  • Managing the Creative Brief
  • Internal Communication/In-House Simulation.

Why choose Solent?

Solent’s joint honours English programme offers a unique and innovative blend of the academic with the practical. Our team of respected academics and industry professionals brings these subjects to life and ensures that you gain the best possible preparation for an exciting career. Students have the option of studying abroad for an academic year in one of our partnership European universities, thus increasing their intercultural understanding and employability.

  • Innovative approaches towards the study of literature, taught by cutting-edge researchers and industry professionals
  • Combines real-world practical training with intellectually stimulating academic study
  • Crosses boundaries between academic subjects and enables exploration of your own practical and creative writing interests
  • Optional opportunity to study abroad for an academic year on our European placement scheme.

Assessment

In addition to the more traditional essays, examinations, research projects and presentations, students will have opportunities to submit creative writing, journalism, workbooks and portfolios.

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Projects/work experience

Industry-specific work placements and briefs are available on the Public Relations side of the course, while the English side offers a work experience option in which you may explore your own career development plans.

Key career skills

Creative thinking, effective writing, research, presentation, project management, visual communication, evaluation and problem solving.

Student quote

Nicky Winn

“English and Public Relations is a fantastic joint honours degree as the two subjects complement each other so well. Key writing skills are transferable across the subjects, giving an exciting variation of subject matter. Overall, a very worthwhile course which I highly recommend.”

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