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University of Winchester

English with American Literature

UCAS Code: Q3T7

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

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

An A Level A*-C pass is required in an English subject. This can be in English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature or Creative Writing. A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

English literature

North american literature studies

- Join a community passionate about the study of American literature and the broad subject of English

- Tailor a programme to your interests from a diverse range of English and American writers, genres and historical periods

- Immerse yourself in US culture on a two-week field trip to America, involving visits to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, the Navajo Reservation and other places of interest

- Attend the University of Winchester Writers’ Festival and Winchester Reading Series — an opportunity to meet authors, publishers and agents

The literary cultures of the British Isles and North America mostly share the same language and are profoundly interrelated. It is impossible to understand the development of American literature without knowing about the long history of English literature. But likewise, modern British literature often shows a strong influence from across the Atlantic.

On our English with American Literature programme you study how these great traditions have developed their own distinct voices, but also at times inspired each other and shared common themes. This wide-ranging and flexible course could involve studying texts from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Dickens and Emily Dickinson, through to American crime fiction, chick-lit, African American literature, or the modern American novel.

Subjects are usually closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in the discipline.

In Year 1, you develop skills in the analysis of literature and explore the most significant approaches to the study of the discipline. You select two modules that deal with American material and also place written texts in relation to wider aspects of American society and culture. In addition, each year you can study modules in Creative Writing, or focus on the historical development and current usage of the English language.

In your second year, you build on key issues by studying broad-based modules encompassing the literary traditions of Britain and the US. You choose two modules from a range dedicated to American materials, including American Gothic, American Science Fiction, and Work and Money in American Literature. The modules examining English materials focus on major periods and genres, ranging from medieval literature to Postcolonial Fictions and The Postmodern Age.

In Year 3, you write a dissertation and complete a Creative and Critical Extended Study in areas of your choice. You study two modules dedicated to American material and choose from a whole host of topics covering the English literary canon from Old English to contemporary fiction.

A degree in English and American Literature opens many doors. Your ability to think analytically across different periods, cultures and genres from a number of perspectives, along with well honed research and writing skills enable you to excel in a variety of fields not just confined to the arts. The course is a great preparation for a variety of careers and our graduates have gone on to become teachers, lecturers, journalists, writers, actors, publishers and producers.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of English, Creative Writing 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.

84%
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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.

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Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

89%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
93%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
B

American and australasian studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

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UK students
0%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
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.

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Average annual salary
93%
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Employed or in further education
89%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Other administrative 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.

£17,500
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Average annual salary
93%
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Employed or in further education
96%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Other elementary services 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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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.

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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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