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University of East Anglia UEA

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q300

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 (first teaching from September 2016)

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.

96%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

English literature

UEA is the place where literature lives. You'll be part of a unique and supportive community of critics, writers, and drama practitioners who are dedicated to bringing literature to life. We emphasise choice and flexibility in building your own unique pathway through English literature. You've the chance to discover a wealth of writers from Chaucer to the present day from medieval romance via Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, the Bronts, and James Joyce, to novelists and poets who are still writing now. Our BA English Literature degree is 100% coursework. This enables you to cultivate the craft of critical writing. You might find yourself honing the perfect essay or try expressing your ideas in new, experimental forms in one of our creative-critical modules. Or you might turn your skill with words towards modules on journalism or publishing, which give you a flavour of the forms of writing these careers require.**Course Structure****Year 1**In your first year youll be exposed to a huge variety of literature through a series of largely compulsory modules. Our Reading Texts modules allow you to sharpen your skills in literary analysis in small group seminars. Literature in History modules give you a flavour of the myriad ways in which literature has been an active presence within the world. In Reading and Writing Criticism youll discover how literary criticism has been written from the classical world to the present. You might choose to take Writing Texts, which offers unique insight into the writing process by inviting you to experiment with creative-critical writing. Or you might choose to step outside English and take a module from other disciplines of the humanities, such as politics, philosophy or languages.**Year 2**After your first year, there are no compulsory modules. In your second year, youll choose from a range of modules which together cover the sweep of English literature - or which invite you to step outside England to explore mainland European literary traditions or writing in English from across the globe. Youll also select from a separate range of modules designed to help you to develop your own sense of yourself as a writer. You can get a taste of the ways you might use your literary training after your degree in modules on publishing or journalism. You can continue to experiment with our cutting-edge creative-critical modules which fuse the writing of criticism with writing creatively. If you wish, you can try your hand at creative writing, or take a module from another humanities course this is a chance to continue your exploration of the study of politics, philosophy or languages or try one of these fields out for the first time.**Year 3**In your third year, youll choose from a dazzling array of specialist modules related to the research expertise of our staff. Current modules cover topics including classical epic, feminist writing, science fiction, true crime, medieval monsters, lyric, and satire. This is a chance to deepen your knowledge of a period, genre or idea that you've encountered before, or to try out something new and expand your literary horizons even further. You might also decide to undertake a dissertation, working closely with a supervisor on a topic of your choice.Youll have a huge range of choice in what you study in your second and third years, but to ensure you gain a real understanding of the history of English literature you must take at least three modules in literature written in the eighteenth century or before. Here you might end up encountering the romances and fables of the middle ages, the women who broke with convention to write poetry in the seventeenth century, the early journalism of the eighteenth century, or the extraordinary plays of Shakespeare. **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 Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

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%
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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

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
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

After graduation


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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.

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Average annual salary
95%
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Employed or in further education
82%
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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?

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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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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