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Anglia Ruskin University

Philosophy and English Literature

UCAS Code: VQ53

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

Entry requirements


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

GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

UCAS Tariff

96

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

English literature

Philosophy

Develop your critical and analytical skills, and learn to apply them to literary and philosophical issues. Build your appreciation of both disciplines while gaining invaluable skills for many different careers.his course will allow you to combine your interests in philosophy and English literature, developing your understanding and enjoyment of both.Our English Literature modules allow you to balance your study of traditional writers like Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf, with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. Your choice will grow from an introduction of English literary history in Year 1, to modules on related subjects like film, drama or writing (creative or journalistic) in Years 2 and 3, all supported by our highly-experienced teaching staff.Meanwhile, our philosophy modules will introduce you to the really big puzzles that have fascinated humanity for centuries. Youll consider questions like Who are we?, What can we know? and What should we do to lead worthwhile lives?, and learn how past thinkers have attempted to answer them. With a focus on European philosophy, youll discuss and debate issues around art, literature and politics, and develop your thinking to become more rigorous, systematic and creative.In both subjects youll develop sound critical, analytical and interpretative skills of immediate relevance to todays society.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Introduction to Literary Criticism
Ancient Philosophy
Western Civilisation 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance
Western Civilisation 2: Reformation to the Modern Age
A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789
A History of English Literature from Chaucer to Equiano

Year one, optional modules

Current Topics in Ethics

Year two, core modules

Ethics
Philosophy of Art
Existence and Authenticity
Shakespeare and Performance
Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton

Year two, optional modules

Applied Ethics
Mind and World
Romantic Conflicts
The Victorian Experience: Texts and Contexts
Myth and Medievalism
Special Topic 1: Bible and Literature
News and Feature Writing
The Rationalists: Early Modern Philosophy
Postcolonialism
The Empiricists
The History of the Book

Year three, core modules

Major Project

Year three, optional modules

Varieties of Scepticism
Special Topic 2: Modernism
Contemporary Fiction
Modern Science Fiction
Film, Modernity and Postmodernity
Reason and Religious Belief
Adaptations and Afterlives: the Art of Rewriting Stories
Media and Philosophy
Concepts of Good and Evil
Working in English and Media
Philosophy Special Subject

Optional modules available all years

Anglia Language Programme

Assessment methods

You’ll show your progress through a combination of exams, essays, portfolios, presentations, reviews and reports, as well as your final-year Major Project.

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:

Humanities and Social Sciences

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.

68%
low
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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
57%
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

74%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Philosophy

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
50%
Male students
50%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

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
82%
med
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?

Philosophy

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
89%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Media professionals
13%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are a relatively popular option, with more than 2,000 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2015 - a little down on previous years, but still healthy. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level — so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into teaching, accountancy, consulting, journalism, PR, housing, marketing, human resources and the arts while a few go into the computer industry every year, where their logical training is highly rated.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Philosophy

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£19k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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