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University of East Anglia UEA

American and English Literature

UCAS Code: TQ73

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including an English Literature related subject.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

including an English Literature module at level 3. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway.

English Literature related subject required. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

31

including grade 5 in Higher Level English. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Accepted alongside Grade C in an English Literature related A level. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish Advanced Higher

C,C,C

including an English Literature related subject.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

including an English Literature related subject.

UCAS Tariff

120-147

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

100%
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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2019

Subjects

English literature

North american literature studies

**About This Course**

Achieve a deep understanding of two of the world’s greatest literary traditions by studying them side by side.

On this four year course, which includes a year studying abroad, you’ll explore the development and growth of American literature, learning what makes it distinctive and how it has helped define the nation. At the same time as your encounters with writers such as Mark Twain and Toni Morrison, you’ll explore the rich heritage of English literature with the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. You’ll study the wealth of literature in English, reaching back to Chaucer, Julian of Norwich and beyond, and forwards to writers such as Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan and Ali Smith.

All of those experiences will enrich your final year, during which you will take a series of advanced classes and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

**Overview**

You’ll study literature from a global perspective, exploring a wide range of genres – novels, poetry, film, and even comic books – and gain a detailed knowledge of the American and English literary traditions.

You’ll get to grips with issues relating to race, gender and civil liberties in America. You’ll study how authors have simultaneously documented the ‘American experience’ while offering critiques of American power. In doing so, you’ll gain an understanding of the major cultural and historical ideas that have shaped American literature from the pre-colonial era to the present day. You will develop an understanding of the Transatlantic relationship, and the way that American and English literature have developed in close conversation with each other over the last few centuries.

You’ll be studying in a UNESCO City of Literature with a vibrant contemporary writing scene and have the opportunity to spend your third year studying in America or Canada with an option to spend a semester in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

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
International
£15,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Art, Media and American 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.

80%
med
English literature
72%
low
North american literature 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.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

82%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
82%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

American and australasian studies

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

78%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
40%
Male students
60%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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
95%
med
Employed or in further education
81%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

American and australasian 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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
8%
Other administrative occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

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

English literature

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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£28k

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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.

North american literature 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.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£28k

£28k

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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