Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature and Psychology

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Course summary

Are you keen to understand the world around us? Studying English Literature and Psychology at Keele will provide complementary insights into why people think, act and behave the way they do. Studying English Literature allows you to investigate a diverse range of literary perspectives across different cultures and historical periods. On the other hand, psychological perspectives underpin all that we are and everything we do, from biological influences and social pressures to environmental factors. Studying both subjects, you will develop skills in communication, research and critical thinking, pertinent to a career in both science and the arts. Why choose this course?

  • This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society, subject to passing your final year project and achieving a minimum 2:2 degree award
  • Become a skilled analyst of literature of all kinds, from poetry to graphic novels to political speeches
  • Gain highly transferable employability skills to pursue a broad range of careers in education, health, and business
  • Engage with real-world psychology research projects
  • Work at the cutting edge of research alongside experienced literary scholars
English Literature and Psychology at Keele enables you to build key analytical skills in research and analysis, with the ability to present your ideas and findings through various methods, as well as studying works of literature that will help you to develop your critical thinking and your understanding of the society in which we live. You will explore literature from Shakespeare to the contemporary and examine literature in English from across the world, including Britain, North America and Africa, taking a truly global perspective. You will develop your knowledge and skills to contribute to some of the most crucial debates of our time regarding such issues as decolonisation, sustainability and the environment, gender and sexuality, and political extremism. Taught by expert lecturers in English Literature, you will explore and interpret literary works that will challenge your views, advance your tastes, prompt your creativity, and give you the opportunity to become a versatile graduate. Through a range of activities and assessments, this diverse course will equip you with a vast array of attributes that employers are looking for, including creativity, emotional intelligence, and digital literacy. Psychology will equip you with a well-rounded education and in addition to studying the principal areas specified by the British Psychological Society (BPS) curriculum, you will have the opportunity to tailor your degree to reflect your career aspirations and interests. Principle areas of psychology include: biological, cognitive, social and developmental psychology as well as individual differences and historical issues. You will gain fundamental scientific skills in research design, statistics, qualitative and survey methods. With this knowledge, you will learn how to conduct research and critically analyse that of others. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CQ83
Institution code:
K12
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/englishliteratureandpsychology/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
78%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2023 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2022 entry fees are available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
English Literature and Psychology at Keele University - UCAS