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English Literature

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including English Literature or BBB including English Literature with an A in the Extended Project.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

including 12 credits in English Literature at Distinction.

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

including Higher Level 5 in English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

alongside an A-level English Literature related subject at grade B. BTEC Business Administration is not accepted

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,C,C

including English Literature.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

including English Literature.

UCAS Tariff

128-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

English literature

**About This Course**

UEA is the place where literature lives. You’ll be part of a unique and supportive community of critics, writers, and drama practitioners who are dedicated to bringing literature to life. You’ll be studying literature in a city with both a rich literary tradition and a vibrant contemporary writing scene.?

We?emphasize?choice and flexibility in building your own unique pathway through English literature. You’ll have the chance to discover a wealth of writers from?the middle ages?right up?to?poets and novelists writing now.?You might explore diverse traditions of writing from across the globe, and you’ll tackle a heady mix of genres, which currently range from the gothic to children’s literature, crime writing to Latin American fiction, nonsense writing to biography. Your journey through literature is shaped by you and your interests – no two UEA English Literature degrees are the same.?

All our BA English Literature modules are 100% coursework. This enables you to cultivate the craft of critical writing. You?might find yourself honing the perfect essay or try expressing your ideas in new, experimental forms in one of our creative-critical modules. Or you might turn your skill with words towards modules on?writing as a profession, which give you a?flavour?of the?diverse and exciting careers for which your literary critical training prepares you.

Whatever you study, you’ll work with our world-leading critics, who will help you to develop your own critical voice. Your lecturers will be passionate about bringing their own expertise into the seminar room.?

Your Literature degree will enable you to become an imaginative and knowledgeable?reader of literature, and a confident writer about it. You’ll graduate as a passionate and informed advocate for the literature you love, ready to take all the skills you’ve learnt into a host of careers.?

**Overview**

Literature at UEA is vivid, contentious and alive: mixed up with passion, politics and play. You’ll gain a first-class grounding in literature from?across time and across cultures, while learning to respond to?the books you're?reading in inventive ways.?
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Whether?getting?your hands on an early draft of a novel by?a?world-famous living crime writer or using innovative techniques to bring Shakespeare's contemporaries to life, in your?training?as a literary critic, you’ll acquire high-level analytical skills and a broad and deep knowledge of writing of all kinds, while honing the craft of critical writing itself.?
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Norwich is the ideal place to study literature. It’s been home to ground-breaking writers for centuries, from Julian of Norwich, the first woman to write a book in English, right up to our own award-winning UEA graduates, like Ian McEwan, Emma Healey, and Kazuo Ishiguro. This is just one of the reasons Norwich was chosen as England’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

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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.

83%
med
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.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

85%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
10%
Other elementary services 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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

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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