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English Literature

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

including English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing or Drama at grade B or C

Access to HE Diploma

M:12

Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of English units at Merit.

The University welcomes the Extended Project Qualification and this will be taken into account in offers (where presented by an applicant).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

English Higher at 4.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

A levels or combination with AS/EPQ/BTEC/Cambridge Technical

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

English literature

We are enthusiastic about literature and passionate about helping you achieve your full potential. Our degree offers you an excellent grounding in a comprehensive range of texts and allows you to follow your enthusiasms, particularly when you choose your own topic for your dissertation. We also offer a distinctive experience of working alongside academic critics, literary theorists and practising writers. This ensures that you’ll gain a breadth of insight into literature, language and your own academic writing. Our department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We are consistently ranked highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Vibrant lectures, seminars with small group work and individual tutorials are central to the student experience. We have one of the best student retention rates in the country. We know and care about our students. You’ll enjoy a friendly and welcoming environment in the beautiful and safe city of Chichester, home to the famous Festival Theatre, New Park Cinema and internationally renowned Pallant House Gallery.

Modules

In your first year you’ll explore Victorian literature from the Brontës to Oscar Wilde and you’ll enter the exciting space of Modernist experimentation. You’ll encounter new ways of thinking about the world and human identity and engage with Fantasy. You’ll learn about ‘Literature Now’ and consider its latest transformations into film and the graphic novel. In your second year you’ll delve into past cultures, experiencing the rich literature of the Renaissance and encountering Romantics, rebels and reactionaries. You’ll choose to deepen your knowledge of fantasy, fairy tales or the gothic and you’ll explore the globe through world literature. Whether you love detective writing, science fiction, ecology or romance, you’ll be fascinated by the other worlds you discover. Stimulated by vibrant research events, as you progress into your third year you’ll select from numerous specialisms and design your own research project on your favourite topic. Throughout, you’ll be supported by one-to-one contact with our friendly team who will guide you through our extensive range of ‘Study Abroad’ options and our excellent work placement module.

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
£14,500
per year
International
£14,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bishop Otter Campus, Chichester

Department:

Humanities - English and Creative Writing

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
0%
Male students
100%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
3%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
36%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Secretarial and related occupations

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.

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£23k

£23k

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