English and American Literature

Royal Holloway, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
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On BA English & American Literature, you will have the opportunity to explore the distinct but interrelated literary traditions of two nations and cultures spanning five centuries, from the early 1600s to the present day. This degree is directly informed by the creative and critical mix of academic experts in the College's top-rated English department. You will begin the degree with a grounding in the two distinct literary cultures, then you choose options allowing you to explore different periods, genres and topics. In your final year you will continue to follow your own interests, specialising and taking research-based options or writing a dissertation. You'll be exposed to a wide variety of areas in American literature, including the literature of the first encounter, nineteenth-century and African-American writing, satire, New York School poetry, drama, the urban novel and writing about music and the novella. In addition you can take advantage of an exceptional range of options in English literature, theory and postcolonial literature. You will have the chance to take courses in other departments, studying American history or film, to broaden your understanding of America and will be offered the chance to study abroad, enhancing your understanding of the USA or another country. You can go beyond the study of existing literature, with the opportunity to take modules in creative writing and will be taught by academics who have won national and College prizes for teaching and for their publications.

  • Gain a grounding in two distinct literary cultures.
  • Specific American literature centred core modules.
  • Take American history and film modules outside of English.
  • Teachers include prize-winning American novelists, Ben Markovits and Douglas Cowie
  • The opportunity to study in the USA for one year.

Course details

Modules

Please refer to our website for information: https://www.royalholloway.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/english/english-and-american-literature.aspx

Assessment method

Your course will be assessed by a combination of examinations and in-course assignments in the form of essays or presentations.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeQT37
Institution code R72
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB - AAB Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required. Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants. Required: A-Level grade B English Literature or English Language and Literature
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*DD BTEC must be in a relevant subject including distinction in all essay units plus grade A in GCSE English Literature.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits M: 15 credits All level 3 English studies units must be passed with Distinction. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a break from education.
Scottish Higher AAABB Including B in English Literature or English Language & Literature
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD BTEC must be in a related subject plus Grade A in A Level English Literature or English Language & Literature.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D Plus A-level Grades A,B including B in English Literature or English Language & Literature.
Scottish Advanced Higher AAB - ABB Including B in English Literature or English Language & Literature.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points 6,5,5, at Higher level including Higher Level English with 32 points overall
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 H2,H2,H3,H3,H3 including English Literature
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal Applicants with the Cambridge Pre-U are strongly encouraged to apply to Royal Holloway. Offers will be made on the basis of equivalent A-Level grades as can be found on the Royal Holloway website.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 We require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Combinations of qualifications will be considered on an individual basis, please contact us on [email protected] to discuss your situation.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18300 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for UK undergraduates is controlled by Government regulations. For students starting a degree in the academic year 2020/21, the fee will be £9,250 for that year. The Government has also confirmed that EU nationals starting a degree in 2020/21 will pay the same fee as UK students for the duration of their course. Fees for international students may increase year-on-year in line with the rate of inflation. The policy at Royal Holloway is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding and our terms and conditions. These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.

Sponsorship information

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English and American Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London - UCAS