Philosophy and English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS

Philosophy and English Literature

Anglia Ruskin University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Develop your critical and analytical skills, and learn to apply them to literary and philosophical issues. Build your appreciation of both disciplines while gaining invaluable skills for many different careers. his course will allow you to combine your interests in philosophy and English literature, developing your understanding and enjoyment of both. Our English Literature modules allow you to balance your study of traditional writers like Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf, with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. Your choice will grow from an introduction of English literary history in Year 1, to modules on related subjects like film, drama or writing (creative or journalistic) in Years 2 and 3, all supported by our highly-experienced teaching staff. Meanwhile, our philosophy modules will introduce you to the really big puzzles that have fascinated humanity for centuries. You’ll consider questions like ‘Who are we?’, ‘What can we know?’ and ‘What should we do to lead worthwhile lives?’, and learn how past thinkers have attempted to answer them. With a focus on European philosophy, you’ll discuss and debate issues around art, literature and politics, and develop your thinking to become more rigorous, systematic and creative. In both subjects you’ll develop sound critical, analytical and interpretative skills of immediate relevance to today’s society.

Course details


Year one, core modules Introduction to Literary Criticism Ancient Philosophy Western Civilisation 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance Western Civilisation 2: Reformation to the Modern Age A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789 A History of English Literature from Chaucer to Equiano Year one, optional modules Current Topics in Ethics Year two, core modules Ethics Philosophy of Art Existence and Authenticity Shakespeare and Performance Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton Year two, optional modules Applied Ethics Mind and World Romantic Conflicts The Victorian Experience: Texts and Contexts Myth and Medievalism Special Topic 1: Bible and Literature News and Feature Writing The Rationalists: Early Modern Philosophy Postcolonialism The Empiricists The History of the Book Year three, core modules Major Project Year three, optional modules Varieties of Scepticism Special Topic 2: Modernism Contemporary Fiction Modern Science Fiction Film, Modernity and Postmodernity Reason and Religious Belief Adaptations and Afterlives: the Art of Rewriting Stories Media and Philosophy Concepts of Good and Evil Working in English and Media Philosophy Special Subject Optional modules available all years Anglia Language Programme

Assessment method

You’ll show your progress through a combination of exams, essays, portfolios, presentations, reviews and reports, as well as your final-year Major Project.

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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 codeVQ53
Institution code A60
Campus nameCambridge Campus
Campus codeC

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.
A level 96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.
Access to HE Diploma UCAS Tariff Points accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.

2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2020 International Fees are to be confirmed
Philosophy and English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University - UCAS