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Liverpool John Moores University

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q300

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: Grade B in English Literature, English Language, or English Language & Literature Is general studies acceptable? Yes Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: A typical A Level offer is BCC Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: At least 24 Distinctions and 21 Merits, including English at Level 3, or any other combination that equates to 104 UCAS Tariff points in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 104 UCAS points to include studies in language and literature at Higher Level (HL)

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 104 UCAS points to include H3 in English

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: Accepted in combination with A2 English Literature, English Language or English Language & Literature Grade B

UCAS Tariff

104

​All applicants should possess a real enthusiasm for literature and for finding out about the societies and ideas that produce and infuse it. We’ll be looking for evidence that you’ve read widely outside your set-texts, and are interested in writing from a range of different eras and cultures. You’ll have the ability to express your own ideas and opinions in a clear and lively way, as well as the desire to listen to and learn from other peoples’ views, which may be very different from your own. We’ll also expect confident research and IT skills, so that your work is well-informed and well-presented. ​Applications are welcomed from mature and non-standard applicants, who will be considered on an individual basis. These applicants may be required to submit an essay and/or attend an interview, and should demonstrate potential and motivation and/or have relevant experience. International applications will be considered in line with UK qualifications.

94%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

English studies

The BA (Hons) English Literature at Liverpool John Moores University is a diverse and dynamic subject. We celebrate this with a wide range of modules that are informed by the latest thinking in relation to literature and culture. Ours is an innovative programme designed by academics who are both cutting-edge scholars and dedicated teachers. The degree’s broad definition of literature, and a choice of fascinating optional modules, mean that you can tailor your studies to your own literary interests, whilst gaining thorough knowledge of literary history, theory and criticism. The programme also offers you exciting work-based and work-related opportunities to gain professional experience relevant to your degree.

- Ranked as one of the top English Literature degree courses in the UK in the National Student Survey (NSS) – in the 2017 NSS 92% of our students registered overall satisfaction with their course, and they voted us LJMU 'Amazing Course Team' winners in 2017

- Teaching from leading scholars who have published books on many topics, from Sherlock Holmes to Irish rock music

- Extensive range of literary texts studied, from Milton, Woolf and Shakespeare to Fight Club and Malcolm X

- Work placement opportunities in teaching, international development, charities, tourism, the media, creative and heritage industries

- Campus location: Mount Pleasant Campus

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4

•Reading English
•American Classics
•Digital Victorians: Investigating the Victorians in the 21st Century
•Literary and Cultural Theory
•Literature in Context: Britain in the 1950s
•World, Time and Text

Level 5

•Body, Mind & Soul:17th Century Literature and Culture
•Poetry Matters

The following options are typically offered:

•Adolescence and Writing
•The Author
•Cultures of Childhood
•International Experience
•International Perspectives on Literature
•Further Perspectives on Theory
•Modernism and Modernity
•Postcolonial Writing: Power, Art and Protest
•Relating Gender: Fiction from the 19th Century to the Present
•Romanticism: Revolution, Reaction & Representation
•Short Cuts: Writing in Brief
•Stage Worlds: Early Modern Drama and Culture
•The Victorians: Realism and Sensation
•American Spaces
•Prison Voices: Narratives of Crime and Punishment in the 19th Century
•Working in the USA
•Imagined Maps: Space, Place, Land and Time in Irish and Scottish Cultural Imaginations
•English Work Experience
•English Independent Study

Level 6

• Dissertation

The following options are typically offered:

•Art & Writing
•Contemporary Poetry
•Feminist Fictions: Contemporary Women's Writing & the Politics of Feminism
•Genres of Travel
•Forgetting and Remembering: Slaves, Soldiers, Strikers
•1660s - 1680s: Cultural Intersections in Restoration England
•Locating Madness
•English Independent Study
•Our House: Representing Domestic Space
•Post-Millennial British Fiction
•Race in America
•Representing Masculinities
•Shakespeare
•Tales of the Market: Capitalism and Critique
•Terrorism and Modern Literature
•Vamps and Villains: Exploring Gothic Fiction
•World Literature: Writing from the Periphery
•Writing Lives: Collaborative Research Project on Working-Class Autobiography
•Writing the Real: Contemporary Non-Fiction
•Late Modernism
•Neo-Victorianism: The Victorians in Contemporary Literature & Culture
•Transitions: Identities in the Interwar Years
•Violence in Nineteenth Century Literature

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

We believe that all students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include essays, analytical exercises, portfolios of written work, an optional dissertation, peer presentations and formal exams. In some final year modules, you can choose whether you want to be assessed by exam or written essay.

Throughout your course you will be given regular constructive feedback, which is particularly useful in helping you to identify your strengths as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£13,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

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.

81%
med
English studies

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.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

87%
Library resources
97%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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 (non-specific)

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.

£16,585
low
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Other elementary services occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

What about your long term prospects?

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

English studies

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

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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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