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English Literature

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C English Language (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards). Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.

UCAS Tariff

112

Minimum 72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

English studies

Explore the world of literature, Shakespeare's stage to the digital page.

As part of your course, you’ll:

- Study poems, plays and prose narratives in their historical and cultural contexts

- Discuss and debate the different ways texts can be interpreted

- Embrace a wide range of theoretical approaches

- Cover a diverse range of texts, from the literatures of Romanticism through to the contemporary, and British and American Literature of the twentieth century to the postcolonial literatures of the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Australia

- Work directly with leading literary researchers to develop your own creative and critical voice

Modules

Year 1 Core Modules:
- Early Modern Comedy
- 18th-Century Fictions
- Contemporary Literary Studies
- Texts & Theories
- Narrative: A Short Introduction
- Poetry

Year 2 Core Modules:
- Literatures of Romanticism
- Theory into Practice
- Adaptation: Literary Afterlives
- Postcolonial Writing

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    - English Literature Dissertation (40 credits)

  • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • 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
    £14,000
    per year
    Northern Ireland
    £9,250
    per year
    Scotland
    £9,250
    per year
    Wales
    £9,250
    per year

    The Uni


    Course location:

    City CampusC

    Department:

    Cultural Studies and Humanities

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    Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

    95%
    UK students
    5%
    International students
    32%
    Male students
    68%
    Female students
    86%
    2:1 or above
    14%
    First year drop out rate

    Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

    C
    D
    C

    After graduation


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    English studies

    What are graduates doing after six months?

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    £17,500
    med
    Average annual salary
    93%
    low
    Employed or in further education
    52%
    med
    Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

    Top job areas of graduates

    29%
    Sales assistants and retail cashiers
    11%
    Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
    10%
    Other elementary services occupations

    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

    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.

    £16k

    £16k

    £22k

    £22k

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    £23k

    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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