What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
This should include English or at least one Humanities-related subject.
This should be in a creative subject such as Art & Design, Creative Media, Photography, Drama, Performing or Production Arts.
This should include a minimum of 5 in Higher English A or 6 in Higher English B.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers92%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
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 considers English literary texts against their background in the history of ideas, the other arts and British culture. It aims to make the most of our central London location, amid galleries, museums, cinemas, theatres and the urban landscape, in studying the social and theoretical issues relating to literature. The course is of interest to those whose first language is English with prior experience of literature, and international students wishing to take a degree in the UK.
First year core modules cover key words and what is literature; you will also choose two options from poetry and politics, Shakespeare and performance, or a Westminster elective module from across the University. Core modules in the second year focus on the novel, and the 19th century; you will then choose two options from subjects including writing revolutions, travel sickness, making memory, monsters, or a Westminster elective. In your final year, alongside your dissertation and a core module on modernism, you will choose three options from subjects including tragedy, contemporary writing, theory, a special writing topic, or satire, morality and the city; you can also take a Westminster elective module.
The University of Westminster is in the heart of London, attracting more than 20,000 students from 150 nation. With the Students' Union based at three central London campuses and a media campus at Harrow, you'll never be short of activities in the big smoke. Did you know UWSU takes hundreds of students to Amsterdam and on a sports tour in Spain every year.
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2:1 or above
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