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Main entry requirements
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: BBB •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20
26 IB Diploma Points, to include studies in language and literature at Higher Level (HL).
All applicants should possess the following essential qualities: 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. The ability to express your own ideas and opinions in a clear and lively way. The desire to listen to and learn from other peoples' views, which may be very different from your own. Confident research and IT skills, so that your work is well-informed and well-presented.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers93%
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Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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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 2016 NSS our students registered 97% satisfaction with ‘The Teaching on My 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 You can see lots of examples of our students’ work on the course blog: ljmuenglish.com
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 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. Further guidance on modules The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. 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. 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.
With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.
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