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University of East Anglia UEA

Culture, Literature and Politics

UCAS Code: LQ23

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including English Literature

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

including English Literature modules at level 3. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

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

DDM

Accepted alongside A-level English Literature at grade B or above. BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

including English Literature. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

128

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

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

English studies

Politics

This degree, taught jointly with UEAs world-renowned School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, allows you to combine the study of literature with politics and culture. You will have a great deal of choice in what you study, building a degree that closely reflects your own interests and questions. At the same time, you will develop a range of analytical and practical skills that will serve you in a wide range of future careers. Whether your interest is in Shakespeare or post-colonial literature, whether it is the literature of Germany, Russia or the United States, there will be modules that allow you to develop your knowledge and understanding. The choice you have goes from the modern day to the Medieval period. It covers poetry, fiction, autobiography and more. It also combines literature with issues of human rights, political satire, and feminist politics. And youll have the chance to study topics such as music and comics as well.You will study the way politics links with the worlds of culture and literature, through modules on popular culture, identity and gender. Youll also learn about the broader political context, through the study of political ideas and processes.This is a course that spans several disciplines and subject areas. It makes considerable demands of those who study it, but your efforts will be rewarded in the range of knowledge, understanding and skills you acquire over your three years.**Course Structure****Year 1**Because the degree in Culture, Literature and Politics covers so much, it is important that you have a solid grounding in the key knowledge and skills. In your first year, therefore, you take a number of compulsory modules that provide the necessary groundwork for your subsequent studies. Through these you will be introduced to the study of culture, media, literature and politics. In addition you will be able to select two optional modules.**Year 2**Once you are in your second year, you will be able to choose from modules in the key areas of your degree. This means a choice of topics in politics and culture, such as global political economy, language and politics, film in Latin America, gender and power, the politics of the USA, or digital media and society. Your choices in literature may include political theatre or modernism, contemporary fiction or Jane Austen and the Brontes.**Year 3**This same kind of choice greets you in your third year, but with greater opportunity to specialise in particular areas of culture, literature and politics. Youll also have the opportunity to complete a dissertation under the supervision of a member of academic staff.**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
£15,300
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 Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication 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.

83%
med
English studies
84%
med
Politics

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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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
92%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
27%
Male students
73%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Politics

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
65%
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

76%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
90%
2:1 or above
4%
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 (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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Other elementary services occupations
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

Politics

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.

£19,500
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
87%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Other administrative occupations
12%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
Media professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

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.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

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.

Politics

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

£16k

£16k

£22k

£22k

£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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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