BA English with Heritage Management
English and Heritage Management is a programme designed to allow students to indulge their love of English, whether that be the medieval comic sagas of Chaucer or the dystopian visions of the future of Orwell, with various aspects of the Heritage sector, be that Heritage interpretation and display, museums, archives, heritage management and tourism.
The major part of the programme, English, is formed from four modules or 80 credits taken by the students.
English is a dynamic and diverse subject in TSD. Students may choose from a range of focused areas including Anglo Saxon Heroic literature to Victorian narrative poetry; the bloody revenge dramas of the Renaissance to contemporary bestsellers, from the realist novels of the 19th century to contemporary poetry, postmodern novels and the latest developments on the World Wide Web. This degree combines a commitment to the large historical picture of English studies with a responsiveness to new directions and concerns of the subject precipitated by developments in critical and cultural theory. Designed to offer a challenging and enjoyable intellectual experience, it also provides a foundation for a host of different careers, fostering and developing many of the skills necessary for the modern workplace.
The minor part of the programme introduces students to ideas and issues surrounding the field of Heritage Management and amounts to 40 credits or two modules per year. This part of the programme is specifically designed to enhance a student’s knowledge of Heritage in its broadest sense and to provide an appropriate set of skills and understandings applicable to a broad range of employments in the Heritage sector or cultural industries more generally.
Running through all the modules is clear emphasis on enhancing the employability potential of our students, notably through a compulsory work placement, and for those who wish, the opportunity to do a practice-based, work-related Dissertation. Students also acquire an understanding of heritage marketing and various data management and analysis methods.
There is a strong sense of community among students and staff, and the ratio of staff to students is such that students can have ready and easy access to all their lecturers. The small classes are always friendly and never intimidating, allowing staff to get to know their students on a first-name basis.
Typical modules include:
- Introduction to Heritage
- Heritage Marketing
- Heritage Data Management
- Heritage Management: sustainable tourism
- The Renaissance
- Museums, Heritage and Representation
- Contemporary Writing
- Ways of Writing
- Romantic Poetry and Prose
- Historicising Texts
- Conference Participation
- Welsh Writing in English
Reasons to choose this course include:
- Small classes with interactive learning
- Personal tutor for each stduent
- Training in research methods
- Use of local record office and museum resources
- Various opportunities for field trips
- Study visits to national parks, local heritage centres, museums, the National Library of Wales, galleries, castles and cathedrals.
Assessment methods for the course draw upon a range of different forms and approaches that include a variety of written formats, from essays (ranging from 1,500 words up to 3,500 words in length), book reviews, literature surveys, short 1,000-word analyses, reflective journals, document analysis, exhibitions, projects work, advertising materials, and data analysis, to oral presentations delivered both in a group and individually, and both seen and unseen examinations. In addition to summative assessments, within the programme there are also a variety of formative assessments that may include one or more of the following: peer assessed work, group presentations, journals, internet searches, document analysis, and bibliographic exercises.
Learning and Teaching methods
Teaching methods are designed to provide interest, variety and academic curiosity. Seminars, workshops, video conference and small group work are our principal means of teaching, though supported by lectures, field trips, revision and study groups. We are also offer one-to-one tutorials in which you can discuss aspects of your own written work such as asking for help with the structuring of essays, or writing technique or requesting feedback advice on a specific assignment.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
The Careers Service subscribes to a range of careers databases and networks to ensure that you benefit from having access to the latest information. The Careers team is able to help you to identify and plan your career by matching your interests and course of study to relevant jobs. The service also includes assistance with writing applications and CVs, interview techniques, Professional Development Planning (PDP), as well as general careers counselling for individuals and groups.
Specifically the course offers employment opportunities in the following areas:
- Heritage sector
- Museum and archive management
- Education officers
- Local government officers
- Business and administration
- Heritage Administration
- Teaching and lecturing
Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.
You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page
For any students considering studying BA English with Heritage Management at UWTSD it is worthwhile attending a Visit Day or Open Day. You can take a tour of the Lampeter campus, meet some students, and question the lecturers to get a comprehensive understanding of the university and its teaching. To find out more about forthcoming dates visit the Open Day and Visit Day pages.