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English Literature

Entry requirements


104 - 112 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent. Must include Grade C or above in a Humanities subject. General Studies accepted.

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Humanities & Social Science, Creative Writing & Media, Humanities & Careers in Education, Teacher Training

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is required. Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is preferred but not essential. You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements in addition to the Level 3 qualification requirements.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-31

Must include a Humanities based subject.

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C or equivalent in a Humanities based subject.

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

DMM

Must include a Humanities based subject.

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C or above in a Humanities based subject.

104 - 112 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C or above in a Humanities based subject

UCAS Tariff

104-112

To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Must include a Humanities based subject

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

English literature

Do you know your Austen from your Orwell? Your Conrad from your Woolf? Whether you’re a self-proclaimed bookworm, practising poet or budding academic, this English literature degree provides the tools you need to take the first step in your literary career.

Over the course of three years, you’ll delve into the world of words, studying literature through the lens of diverse theoretical perspectives, including Marxism, feminism and structuralism. You’ll critically analyse literature from a wide range of genres – from Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, to Irish literature and contemporary poetry.

Looking for a course with an interdisciplinary focus? Studying English literature at Salford means you’ll also have the chance to choose from modules specialising in language, film adaptation and creative writing, giving you the opportunity to tailor your studies to the areas of literature that interest you most.

What’s more, this course also received 100% overall student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey (University of Salford analysis of unpublished NSS 2020 data).

**You will:**
- Learn from internationally renowned researchers who are also committed and enthusiastic teachers

- Develop your ability to critically analyse pieces of literature and present written arguments with clarity and persuasion

- Gain the skillsets and knowledge needed to take the first step in your professional literary career

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Modules

**Year one**
- Narrative, Fiction and the Novel
- Introduction to Drama
- Introduction to Poetry
- Language Through Literature
- Theory and Practice
- Popular Fictions

**Year two**
- The Romantic Period
- Victorian Literature: Progress and Panic
- Optional modules may include
- Utopias and Dystopias
- Literature, Adaptation and the Screen
- Revival and Revolution
- 21st Century Women’s Writing
- Introduction to Children’s Literature
- Attitudes to English
- From Salvation to Damnation: Religion, Sex, and Identity in English Drama 1500-1630
- Gender, Race and Empire
- Reptiles of Genius
- The Female Gothic
- Page to Stage: Drama Texts in Translation
- University Wide Language Programme

**Year three**
- Modernism
- Postmodernism
Optional modules may include:
- Dissertation
- Biography: Tradition and Innovation
- Visual Text
- Rebels, Villains and Discontented Minds
- Post/Colonial African Literature
- British Theatre Post-1950
- The Language of Names
- Shakespeare and the Play of Thought
- Alternative Ulster
- University Wide Language Programme

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The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

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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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

62%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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

£20k

£20k

£22k

£22k

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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