We are enthusiastic about literature and passionate about helping you achieve your full potential. Our degree offers you an excellent grounding in a comprehensive range of texts and allows you to follow your enthusiasms, particularly when you choose your own topic for your dissertation. We also offer a distinctive experience of working alongside academic critics, literary theorists and practising writers. This ensures that you’ll gain a breadth of insight into literature, language and your own academic writing. Our department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We are consistently ranked highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Vibrant lectures, seminars with small group work and individual tutorials are central to the student experience. We have one of the best student retention rates in the country. We know and care about our students. You’ll enjoy a friendly and welcoming environment in the beautiful and safe city of Chichester, home to the famous Festival Theatre, New Park Cinema and internationally renowned Pallant House Gallery.
In your first year you’ll explore Victorian literature from the Brontës to Oscar Wilde and you’ll enter the exciting space of Modernist experimentation. You’ll encounter new ways of thinking about the world and human identity and engage with Fantasy. You’ll learn about ‘Literature Now’ and consider its latest transformations into film and the graphic novel. In your second year you’ll delve into past cultures, experiencing the rich literature of the Renaissance and encountering Romantics, rebels and reactionaries. You’ll choose to deepen your knowledge of fantasy, fairy tales or the gothic and you’ll explore the globe through world literature. Whether you love detective writing, science fiction, ecology or romance, you’ll be fascinated by the other worlds you discover. Stimulated by vibrant research events, as you progress into your third year you’ll select from numerous specialisms and design your own research project on your favourite topic. Throughout, you’ll be supported by one-to-one contact with our friendly team who will guide you through our extensive range of ‘Study Abroad’ options and our excellent work placement module.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education. • IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5
English language requirements
If you are an international student and English is not your first language, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|