English Literature and English Language and Linguistics at University of Kent - UCAS

University of Kent

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature and English Language and Linguistics

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Course summary

Why study English Literature and English Language and Linguistics at Kent?Your degree, your way: Our course covers a variety of genres. Whether you love Jane Austen or William Shakespeare, dystopian fiction, the gothic or modern and contemporary poetry, we specialise in the literature you are passionate about. You also study all aspects of language, and discover how it varies according to person, time and situation. • Unearth hidden treasures: The Canterbury Cathedral Library and our Special Collections archive containing manuscripts, historic records, photographs, maps and printed books dating back to the late 8th century. • Learn from experts: Our staff are industry professionals and encourage you to engage with new and inspiring work. You'll discover how literature tackles challenges such as immigration, climate change, racial inequality, and women’s rights using the power of the written word. • Kickstart your career: Your knowledge and understanding of how written and spoken language works and how we communicate will open doors to lots of exciting careers. You will be ready to think critically, and open up wider discourse and dialogues about the problems that matter the most to you. This means our graduates are ready to step into a career of limitless opportunities, so you can effect change in the places you want to see it. • Expand your Horizons: In a competitive market, having something that differentiates you from the crowd is a real plus. This course provides the option to study abroad or work in industry for a year, demonstrating flexibility in your outlook and displaying enthusiasm and a drive to succeed in new environments.


Year 1 Compulsory modules currently include: Changing Literatures: From Chaucer to the Contemporary Adventures in Criticism The Structure of Language Sounds of English Foundations of Linguistics Optional modules may include: Language, Self and Society Meaning and Discourse Tackling Text: Explaining Style Global Englishes Grammar for Everyone Year 2 Compulsory modules currently include: Shakespeare: Before and After  World Literatures in English  Right/Write to the World: Displacement, Social Movements, Political Action  Optional modules may include: Language Teaching Language Acquisition Introduction to Publishing Year 3 Compulsory modules currently include: The Project  Optional modules may include: Clinical and Behavioural Linguistics Intercultural Communication Multilingualism Stylistics and Creative Writing

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Direct entry into Year 2 of this programme is considered on a case by case basis.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £18600 Year 1
International £18600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please see the programme page at www.kent.ac.uk for further information on fees and funding options. Please be aware that if the Government permits, the UK fee quoted may increase in line with inflation. Full-time fees for 2024/25 for international students are £22,700 for laboratory programmes and £18,600 for non-laboratory programmes
English Literature and English Language and Linguistics at University of Kent - UCAS