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Bachelor of English Literature and Media (Hons)
Bachelor of English Literature and Media (Hons)

Bachelor of English Literature and Media (Hons)

  • ID:UH440072
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£75,405.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematicse.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 58 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 79 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

A degree in English Literature and Media will help you grow from passionate reader into a critical thinker and literary scholar, while learning how to apply similar skills of analysis to other representations of the world, through cinema, television, magazines, the internet, and the ways in which people communicate with each other.

On a degree in English Literature and Media, we’ll introduce you to writers who will open doors to contemporary worlds and cultures remote from your own, and also help you explore more familiar literature in ways that challenge your preconceptions. This means you’ll study literature written in English by writers from all parts of the globe, whose voices are relevant and important in our modern world. We’ll also develop your critical awareness of the media, sharpen your practical skills and get your career off to a flying start. In a fast-paced, multifaceted media world, people with the ability to write, design and harness new technologies are in high demand.

You’ll be taught by academic staff who bring fresh thinking to our accessible, engaging courses. Some are active researchers of international standing who bring their own passion for their discipline into the classroom; others are dynamic teachers with extensive industry experience.

Whatever your taste in literature, there will be something to interest and provoke you. From The Tiger Who Came to Tea to Jane Eyre, from Paradise Lost to Zadie Smith’s Swing Time, we’ll broaden your literary horizons and hone your critical thinking.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each. 

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Introduction to Media Communications, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Visual Communication, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Interactive Media, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Global Media and Society, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Texts Up Close: Reading and Interpretation, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Make it New: Literary Tradition and Experimentation, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Border Crossings: Modern Literature from around the World, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Shakespeare Reframed, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Journeys and Quests: Adventures in Literature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Identity and Contemporary Writing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • American Voices: Introduction to US Literature and Culture, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Romantic Origins & Gothic Afterlives, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Ways of Reading: Literature and Theory, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Graduate Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Research Methods in Media Communications, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • The Publishing Industry, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • A Nation of Readers: British Identity and Enlightenment Culture, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, 1900-1945, 15 Credits, Optional
  • American Literature to 1900, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Twentieth Century North American Writing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Images of Contemporary Society: British Literature and the Politics of Identity, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Magazine Design, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Video Feature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • App Design, 15 Credits, Optional
  • New Media Branding, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Age of Transition: the Victorians and Modernity, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Literature at Work, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Revisiting the Renaissance, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Renaissance Tragedy, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Eighteenth Century Bodies, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Literature Project, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Between the Acts: Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature 1890-1920, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Postmodern Genders, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Children's Literature:Growing up in Books, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Native American Literature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • East End Fictions: Interdisciplinary Studies of London's East End, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Worlds Apart 1: Utopian & Dystopian Writing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Texts and Screens: Studies in Literary Adaptation, 15 Credits, Optional
  • The Golden Age: Victorian Children's Literature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • African-American Literature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Generation Dead: Young Adult Fiction and the Gothic, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Media and the Sacred: Religion and Popular Culture, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Advertising, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Campaigns and Careers, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Corporate Communications, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Digital Media, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Web Design for Publishing, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Media Project, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Twenty-first Century American Writing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Euro-Crime on Page and Screen, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Representation and Identity in Contemporary Media, 15 Credits, Optional
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Employability is central to everything we do. Our courses equip you with transferable, intellectual and personal skills and experiences that are valued by employers in a wide range of industries. We ensure our programmes are relevant to the world of work through active links with regional employers across a range of industries and professions.

Our graduates have an excellent record of gaining employment in media, publishing, teaching and information management where their skills in analysis, communication and evaluation are highly valued.

There are just under one million people employed in the UK media industry, according to the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). Opportunities for employment can be found in:

  • advertising
  • marketing
  • film
  • interactive media
  • radio
  • television

For those interested in teaching, all Humanities graduates are guaranteed an interview with our School of Education.

Many of our graduates go on to higher levels of study, engaging in research in their chosen fields.

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Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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