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University of Westminster, London

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,B

This should include English, Humanities or Social Science subject.

104 - 128  UCAS Tariff points from the Access course in a Humanities subject.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE minimum Grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English Language.

104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the IB including 5 in HL English A/ 6 HL English B and Maths grade 4.

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

D*D-D*D*

This should be in a creative subject.

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

DMM-DDM

This should be in a creative subject.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

English literature

This course considers English literary texts against their background in the history of ideas, the other arts and British culture. It aims to make the most of our central London location – in the midst of galleries, museums, cinemas and theatres, and the urban landscape – as a resource for studying the social and theoretical issues relating to literature.

The course is of interest to those whose ?rst language is English and who have some prior experience of literature, as well as international students wishing to take or complete a degree in the UK. You could go on to a career in professional and/or creative writing, teaching, journalism or publishing; employers across a range of professions and businesses value the cultural knowledge, communication and critical thinking skills of English graduates. The course will also equip you with the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

You will have the opportunity to examine literary and non-literary works of all periods, from Shakespeare to the present day, taking in a wide range of authors and themes, and gaining a detailed and coherent sense of the current priorities and debates in the discipline. The course offers a full and balanced coverage of dramatic, poetic and prose works, including many from outside the usual literary canon.

In the ?rst year you will gain a strong grounding in literary studies through modules that cover major movements and authors; in the second and third years you will extend and deepen your critical skills and your knowledge of the forms, history and context of literature. Our individual tutorial system gives you the opportunity to develop your own understanding and skills through working closely with your tutor. You will develop a thorough understanding of British society and literature's place within it. You will also be able to relate the study of English literature to the broader context of Western history and thought.

In the ?nal year you have the opportunity to write an extended essay or dissertation on a subject of your own choice. You can undertake an internship where you can apply the knowledge that you have gained. The main modes of teaching are seminars, workshops and field trips, but much of your learning is independent, conducted beyond the classroom (individually and in groups) in the library, at home, and via online learning. Assessment methods include essays, critical analyses, examinations, presentations, journals, portfolios and your dissertation.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,400
per year
International
£14,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Westminster, London

Department:

School of Humanities

TEF rating:
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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.

79%
med
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Literature in english

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
87%
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

79%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

86%
UK students
14%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


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English studies

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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.

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Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
53%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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

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