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Bachelor of English Literature (Hons)
Bachelor of English Literature (Hons)

Bachelor of English Literature (Hons)

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  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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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

Study English Literature with us and we’ll help you grow from passionate reader into critical thinker and literary scholar.

You’ll be taught by research-active academics who bring fresh thinking to our accessible, engaging courses. 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 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.

Whatever your taste in literature, our courses will 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

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

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Ways of Reading: Literature and Theory, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Graduate Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • A Nation of Readers: British Identity and Enlightenment Culture, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Revisiting the Renaissance, 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
  • Age of Transition: the Victorians and Modernity, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Literature at Work, 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
  • Twenty-first Century American Writing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Euro-Crime on Page and Screen, 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. Past students have gone on to careers in teaching, publishing and the media, journalism and marketing. Many of our graduates go on to higher levels of study, engaging in research in their chosen fields.

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

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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