English Literature at University of Winchester - UCAS

English Literature

University of Winchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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  • Join a community passionate about the study of literature and the broad subject of English
  • English Literature achieved 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey
  • Tailor a programme to your interests from a diverse range of writers and movements
  • Attend the University of Winchester Writers' Festival and Winchester Reading Series — an opportunity to meet authors, publishers and agents
  • Add an extra string to your bow by teaching on the Japan Exchange and gaining a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
  • Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning and teaching.
English Literature at Winchester pushes the boundaries of the discipline, giving you the opportunities to enjoy a thought-provoking mix of traditional and modern materials. From Chaucer to rap poetry, you can choose from almost 800 years of the best writing in English on a course that fires your imagination, sharpens your own written and communication skills and allows you to think critically and creatively about literature and much more beside. Guided by our supportive teaching staff, who are all part of the university’s thriving literary research culture, you study the ideas of the most exciting critical thinkers in contemporary cultural debate, using innovative learning and teaching methods. And there’s the flexibility to add to your study of literary texts with modules in English Language, Creative Writing and/or American Studies. Year 1 provides an awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develops skills of critical analysis, research and writing. This is achieved through the study of an assortment of texts from various periods in history across the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama. After the first year, the majority of modules are optional, allowing you to engage with the writers and movements that most inspire you. In Year 2, you can choose from all the major literary figures and movements, from Chaucer to modern fiction. Modules examining American literature, Postcolonial Fictions and Literary Adaptations for Film and TV are also available. In Year 3, a specific collection of writing, a particular theme or critical theory is considered in detail and a wide variety of topics exist. These include Crime and Englishness, Literature and Psychoanalysis and African American Literatures and Cultures. Modules here tend to be closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in the discipline. A degree in English Literature opens many doors. A range of highly transferable qualities, including analytical thinking, evaluative and research skills, self-discipline, and effective written and spoken communication, enables you to excel in a variety of fields not just confined to the arts. Graduates have gone on to become teachers, lecturers, journalists, writers, actors, publishers and producers.

Course details

Modules

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Unistats information

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100%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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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

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 3
  • Year 5

International applicants

We accept a wide range of non-UK qualifications and use UK NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) guidelines to confirm their equivalence.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points An A Level A*-C pass is required in an English subject. This can be in English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature or Creative Writing. A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.
Access to HE Diploma We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

Applicants are required to hold a minimum of 2 x A-level or equivalent qualifications (e.g. 2 x BTEC National Subsidiary Diplomas) and we accept all A-level subjects, including Critical Thinking, General Studies and own-language A-levels. We welcome applicants who have completed the Extended Project (EP/EPQ) and points obtained from this qualification will be included in any offer. In addition, we accept a maximum of 32 points from level 3 qualifications below A2 that are included in the tariff (e.g. AS-levels not studied at A-level, music or dance qualifications). If you are a mature student, your application will be considered on its individual merits and work or other professional experience may be taken into consideration in lieu of other published requirements.


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 £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

For further information about any additional costs associated with this course please see the individual course page on the University of Winchester website (www.winchester.ac.uk).
English Literature at University of Winchester - UCAS