Education and English Literature at University of Winchester - UCAS

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Course summary

  • Engage with concepts and ideas that impact the whole of life through literature and learning
  • Explore practical applications of principles such as inclusion and access to education
  • Open up a huge range of career opportunities with transferrable skills
Broaden and enrich your mind with an exploration of English Literature while training to inspire others in their learning with Education Studies. Our joint honours course embraces educational themes, ideas and practices through the study of educational theories and philosophies, alongside a deep examination of how literary texts work from historical, theoretical and cultural perspectives. Our inspiring range of English Literature options spans continents and time periods, from Shakespeare to modern performance poetry, and from 19th-century American literature to young adult fiction. Over three years, you consider and debate the purpose and value of education including concepts such as enabling social change, inclusion, representation, and truth and power as you engage with some of the most exciting and dynamic issues in the current social climate. In Year 1, the module Studying English Literature increases your awareness of the different ways in which texts can be understood, as you develop skills in critical analysis, research and writing. You can then apply these in World Literature and Intertextuality. These skills are also valuable in Education Studies, where you are invited to explore a broad range of educational themes, concepts, contexts and experiences through the Educators module. Lastly, in the Literacies in Higher Education module, you can finetune those skills while beginning to write ‘the story of you’ at university. In Year 2, modules such as Education: Social and Political Thought, broaden and deepen your understanding of educational principles and ideas. Next to this, you can choose from a wide range of optional modules including film, culture, technology, fiction and non-fiction, children’s literature, older and modern writings. This prepares you to apply your new knowledge to real-life situations and advanced thinking in Year 3. In your final year, you must complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice, which may combine your subject areas. Alongside this, you can continue to explore your specific interests in fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry, as well as the broad range of educational topics in philosophy, politics, disability and inclusion, early childhood, and more. Throughout all levels, you are guaranteed to learn from passionate and committed staff who help you produce intellectually satisfying essays and presentations and encourage stimulating group discussions. What’s more, we care about your progress and wellbeing. Graduates from this course use the many transferable skills they gain to enter educational roles within public services, business, service industries, libraries, museums and charities. They also become teachers, lecturers, journalists, actors, publishers and producers.


Please see the single honours course pages for modular structure. Usually combined honours study two modules from each subject to make up the four modules per semester (2 semesters) (8 modules per year.) These two modules are usually comprised of the core modules in 1st year and then core and optional modules in 2nd and 3rd year. You will find course specific leaflets as a PDF on our website, these give further details of modular structure for combined and single honours. It is normally possible to transfer to a single honours programme at the end of Year 1.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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

Applicants who wish to apply for advanced standing (exemption from part of a programme) based on previous study are considered on an individual basis. Applicants are required to provide transcripts. confirming the module titles and grades they have already achieved, as well as module handbooks and/or programme specifications showing the learning outcomes of the modules completed.

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

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.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6An overall score of 6.0, including 5.5 in writing is required. If you require Tier 4 sponsorship, you will require a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £16700 Year 1
International £16700 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

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 (
Education and English Literature at University of Winchester - UCAS