What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
96-120 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, to include English.
Acceptable when combined with other qualifications. To include an English qualification.
A minimum of two Higher Level subjects, to include English.
96-120 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, or equivalent, to include English.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers98%
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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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This course engages with the profound questions arising from classic and non-traditional literary texts from the Renaissance to the present day. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will study with research-active specialists, across many themes and genres, and may include your own creative compositions as assessed work. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You can expect a high level of personal tuition throughout your degree, and can create a personalised programme in line with your interests through a wide range of options. You may attend our annual Literary Prizes & Public Acclaim event, which brings high-profile figures from the commercial side of literature into the university. OPTIONAL PATHWAYS You may follow optional history or media studies pathways through this degree, or include it as a pathway in American studies or English language and linguistics, leading to exit awards: - BA (Hons) English Literature with History BA (Hons) English Literature with Media Studies BA (Hons) American Studies with English Literature BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics with English Literature WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in the study of cultures across geographies and centuries, as expressed in literary texts. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will develop sophisticated analytical and presentation skills as you study the subtleties of communication and persuasion in this course. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work or research placements, volunteer roles and internships alongside your study, or to undertake study abroad. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for a huge variety of career paths, such as publishing, media, teaching or research. Past graduates have followed a wide range of pathways, including television script writing, journalism, public relations and web design. You will also be well placed to consider postgraduate study.
Core units will introduce you to key concepts in literary study and enable you to begin to hone the analytical skills that will carry you through the next few years. In the second year you can begin to make real choices in the balance of your studies and design your own programme of study to suit your personal areas of interest with a wide range of optional units on offer. In the third year you can engage in the close study of Renaissance, Romanticist, fin-de-siecle, modernist or postmodernist fiction. You’ll select from units with a conceptual focus, for example in psychoanalytic, feminist or postcolonial criticism, or with a regional-cultural basis, such as post-war American fiction, travel writing and European literature.
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.
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