English Literature and Religion with Foundation Year at York St John University - UCAS

Course summary

If you enjoy seeing things from different perspectives and exploring new ways of thinking, Literature and Religion is the degree for you. On this varied and flexible joint honours degree your learning will never be confined to academic theory. We always relate the topics we discuss back to issues which affect peoples lives. In your Religion modules this means tackling complex and sometimes contraversial issues which can be approached through religion and theology, such as: Wealth and poverty Relationships between races and genders The influence of the media The role of ethics in life and death decisions Environmental issues The morality of war. We see theology not as just an abstract concept but as something rooted in the realities of everyday life, and our search for meaning within it. In English Literature we believe that words matter. Books have and will continue to change the world, and we explore texts in the context of the societies and cultures which surround them. You will go beyond the traditional canon of literature to study texts from many different genres and contexts. You will engage with classic texts, but may also find yourself reading: Native American writing Prison narratives Radical poetry LGBTQIA+ rights literature Experimental writing Literature of the Caribbean. Field trips, guest speakers and events will enhance your learning throughout your degree. You will also have the opportunity to take part in workshops, writing sessions and readings through the York Literature Festival. We are committed to helping you gain professional skills and experience, which is why this course includes a dedicated employability module. This allows you to gain work experience in a setting relevant to your career goals.



Assessment method


Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
English Literature and Religion with Foundation Year at York St John University - UCAS