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University of Kent

UCAS Code: Q320 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

B,B,B-B,C,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:24,M:21

If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

120 tariff points or equivalent in the IB Diploma

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

DMM-MMM

The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances. A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Merit, Merit

Scottish Higher qualifications are considered on an individual basis.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

English literature

**Why Study English Literature at Kent?**

• **Play to your strengths:** We do not have exams, and our coursework often goes beyond the standard essay or dissertation. This way you are assessed by your best work.

• **Study literature your way:** Our course covers a variety of genres. Whether you love Jane Austen or William Shakespeare, dystopian fiction, the gothic or modern and contemporary poetry, we specialise in the literature you are passionate about.

• **Unearth hidden treasures:** The Canterbury Cathedral Library and our Special Collections archive containing manuscripts, historic records, photographs, maps and printed books dating back to the late 8th century.

• **Explore Canterbury:** Our city is steeped in literary traditions from Chaucer to Marlowe and Dickens. In the heart of Kent, you can travel to London in under an hour by train, and beautiful beaches and historic woodlands are within easy reach from campus.

• **Learn from experts:** Our staff are industry professionals and encourage you to engage with new and inspiring work. You'll discover how literature tackles challenges such as immigration, climate change, racial inequality, and women’s rights using the power of the written word.

Modules

Year 1
Compulsory modules currently include:
Changing Literatures: From Chaucer to the Contemporary 
Thinking through Theory 
Optional modules may include:
Narratives of Exclusion: Class, Capitalism & Belonging
Creative Writing: Connections, Conversations, Collaborations
Creative Writing Foundations
Other Worlds: Dystopias and Futures
American Power, American Protest
Romantic Ecologies & the Modern Invention of Nature
'Black Girl Magic': Contemporary Feminisms

Year 2
Compulsory modules currently include:
Shakespeare: Before and After 
World Literatures in English 
Right/Write to the World: Displacement, Social Movements, Political Action 
Optional modules may include:
American Modernities: US Literature 1930 to the Present
Approaching Poetry
Becoming America: From Poe to The Great Gatsby
Encounters with the Premodern, 1350-1700
Modernism
Reading Victorian Literature
Right/Write to the World: Displacement, Social Movements, Political Actio
The Contemporary
When Novels Were Novel: Eighteenth-Century Literature

Year 3
Compulsory modules currently include:
The Project
Optional modules may include:
A Woman’s Tale: Writing Female Identity and Experience in Medieval Europe
American Crime Fiction
Animals, Humans, Writing
The Brontës in Context
Centres and Edges: Modernist and Postcolonial Quest Literature
Cross-Cultural Coming-of-Age Narratives
The End of Empire: Post-Imperial Writing in Britain
Foundations of Activism
Global Capitalism and the Novel
Innovation and Experiment in New York, 1945-2015
Magic, Marvels and Monsters in Medieval Literature
Marlowe vs Shakespeare
Perceptions, Pathologies, Disorders: Reading and Writing Mental Health
Places, Journeys, Borders
Queer Literature
Representing World War Two
#ShakeRace: Shakespeare and Racial Politics
The End of the World
The Gothic: Origins and Exhumations
The Love Poem: Romantic Language from Thomas Wyatt to Taylor Swift
The New Woman: First Wave Feminism and Women’s Writing, 1880-1920
The Unknown: Reading and Writing Creative Non-Fiction and Autofiction
Virginia Woolf and the Novel

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
£18,600
per year
International
£18,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

University of Kent

Department:

School of English

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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.

73%
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
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?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation

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Literature in english

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.

£19,500
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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