Our English Literature degree is a fantastic opportunity to pursue your love of literature – studying texts from the Renaissance period right through to the twenty-first century. The course offers our most comprehensive survey of literary-historical development while retaining a high level of optional choice in second and third year. You’ll develop key skills, using different theoretical approaches to interpret texts across a number of genres, and will be able to tailor our English Literature degree to suit your interests. You will be introduced to important concepts and periods, through a range of carefully designed core modules introducing the fundamentals of poetic language and form, the study of language, literary theory, narrative forms and fictions, and the major periods of literary history. In addition, optional modules such as ‘Introduction to Film’ and ‘How to Do Things with Digital Texts’ examine the significance of how literature can be studied in the digital age. Modules on offer include core options surveying the major authors and periods in literary history including Renaissance writing and Victorian literature. Alongside the established literary tradition of writers such as Shakespeare, Dickens and Virginia Woolf, you will also have the chance to study writers on the fringes of the literary canon whose work sheds valuable light on important themes, as well as less well-known genres. Our English Literature degree is designed to introduce you to contemporary debates surrounding classic authors but also to encourage you to new authors whose social, political, and literary significance has only recently been acknowledged.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Methods of assessment include essays, reflective commentaries, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work, peer assessments and the final dissertation. This course does not include exams. Exposure to such a wide range of written and oral methods of communication builds a broad set of skills and professional competencies for maximum employability.
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
Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. We accept a wide range of international qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Hong Kong DSE, and Indian Standard XII among many others worldwide, on top of well-established International Foundation Programmes. Please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose your country in the Country/region drop down field for more information. Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/
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Additional entry requirements
Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.
English language requirements
All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language. For full details of the acceptable English language requirements see our website
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Fees and funding
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