Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English and American Literature

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Course summary

At Keele University, we’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 UK universities for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home. You will encounter the full chronological range of English and American literatures, learning to engage imaginatively and critically with the subject. The degree offers you the opportunity to explore the fascinating connections between two different national literatures, drawing on Keele’s long-standing strengths in both. One of the attractions of studying literature at Keele is our international focus: tutors and students know that there are fascinating connections to be explored between different national literatures. This course is a good example of our international outlook. The programme combines the distinctive aspects of the English and American literary traditions, and looks at the contrasts and connections between them. You'll develop your critical arguments and technical analysis as you engage imaginatively and intellectually with literary texts from the Renaissance to contemporary American graphic novels. You’ll examine the full chronological range of English and American literature, considering their direct intersections from the nineteenth century onwards. You can spend a semester at a partner university abroad – which might include the USA, Australia, the Netherlands or Canada. English and American Literature at Keele will provide you with a wide range of skills – in research, presentation, written and oral communication – with real appeal to employers. Some careers may require further study or training, but you might work as a teacher, journalist, editor, librarian, advertising copywriter, solicitor, arts administrator or writer. You could go into marketing, research, broadcasting, publishing, the compiling of dictionaries, or teaching English as a foreign language.

Course details


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How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £15500* Year 1
International £15500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

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English and American Literature at Keele University - UCAS