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Anglia Ruskin University

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.

Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted, related subjects are required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

96 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in a related subject are accepted.

UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted. UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.

UCAS Tariff

96

From a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

English literature

Learn how different societies have shaped English literature, and how English literature has shaped society. Become a self-reliant researcher as well as developing the skills required for the modern world of work.

-Explore classic literary texts alongside genres including sc-fi and children’s literature

-Improve your writing skills, both critical and creative

-Engage with the global publishing industry

-Learn from the author who wrote the book on Studying English Literature

Our BA (Hons) English Literature will help you understand the importance of English literature; how it is affected by the culture, language, technology and economics of the period, but also how it influences readers and society itself.

By studying English literature, you will also be exploring a range of other subjects, including history, politics, philosophy, religion, psychology and the history of art.

You will be encouraged to work and think independently, helping you become self-reliant and critically adaptive, with the ability to consider perspectives that are different to your own or to popular opinion. Some exercises will involve you in group work, presenting ideas and information or finding solutions to problems with others, promoting your interpersonal skills and your ability to negotiate.

As well as developing skills such as literacy and communication, which are important for any future career, you will become well-versed in the specific methods of literary research, such as bibliographies, databases and information technology.

Our optional modules will also give you the chance to practise and develop your own creative writing, as well as explore the processes of the modern publishing industry. Other options you can take include Writing World War One, Black British Fiction, Theorising Children’s Literature and Renaissance Magic. In Year 3, you can develop your own interests and independent research skills by undertaking a short or long Major Project on a subject of your choice, working with a member of staff with expertise in your chosen area.

Your studies will be supported throughout the course by our team of English literature and writing experts. These include Course Leader Dr Tory Young, (author of Studying English Literature, a text used on many other University courses as well as our own), Dr Una McCormack (Star Trek The Fall: The Crimson Shadow and Doctor Who: Royal Blood), Professor Eugene Giddens (Lewis Carroll’sAlice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass: A Publishing History) and Professor Sarah Annes Brown (A Familiar Compound Ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny).

Modules

Year one, core modules

A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789
Introduction to Imaginative Writing: Prose Fiction
Gods and Heroes
Reading Literature and Theory
Myth and Magic
Writing Matters
A History of English Literature from Chaucer to Equiano

Year one, optional modules

Fundamentals of Publishing
Introduction to Imaginative Writing: Poetry and Plays

Year two, core modules

Romantic Conflicts
Postcolonial Writing
Modernism and the City
Victorian Literature and Culture
The European Novel: Transgressive Desires

Year two, optional modules

Writing World War One: Trauma, Memory, Resistance
Myth and Medievalism
Special Topic 1: Bible and Literature
Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton
The History of the Book
Black British Writing
News and Feature Writing
Writing Short Fiction

Year three, core modules

Major Project

or

Independent Research Project (English Literature)
Theorising Children's Literature
Spectacle and Representation in Renaissance Drama
Contemporary Fiction

Year three, optional modules

Elizabeth Gaskell and the Brontës
World Literature
Renaissance Magic
Modern Science Fiction
Decade: the Literature of the 1xx0s
Special Topic 2: Modernism
Writing Poetry
Romantic Idealism
Literature and Exile: Displacement, Identity, Self
Publishing in Practice
Literature and Medicine
Employability for English Literature

Optional modules available all years

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment methods

To show your progress towards becoming a reflective and autonomous learner, you will undertake a variety of assessment methods, including: critical reflection; essays; portfolios; reviews; oral presentations; written examinations and discussion boards.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

English and Media

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
med
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
73%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
91%
low
Employed or in further education
71%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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