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English Literature

University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Join us to share your enthusiasm for English Literature. Our innovative course includes the study of traditional figures such as Shakespeare and Dickens alongside options in American literature and culture, gothic, graphic novels, drama, theatre, film, children’s literature and the fairy tale. You’ll learn about the relationship between literature and culture, understanding the vital role played by literary productions in interpreting the world around us. You’ll also learn to communicate with clarity and precision in oral and written forms, appreciating the value of aesthetic qualities in all modes of human interaction. You can participate in a Live Literature project – our students have organised creative writing events, worked with literary festivals and book awards, as well as organising a major ‘Comicon’ event – leading to 100% student satisfaction with the course. On this degree programme, you’ll acquire key recognised and valued in teaching, publishing, travel and tourism, advertising, journalism and the cultural/creative industries. Our graduates also pursue careers in management, commerce and public service. Further study is also available at Master’s or PhD level. We have alumni working for the BBC on Woman’s Hour, writing for the Guardian and Independent newspapers, in government advisory positions and in digital media in the UK and overseas.

Course details


Year 1: History of English Literature (20 credits), Reading Texts: Literary Theory (20 credits), Introduction to Renaissance Literature (20 credits), Literature, Criticism and the War Against Cliché (20 credits), You can also take an option in either American Literature or Creative Writing and an elective from a variety of subjects. Year 2: A World of Difference: Literature and Globalisation (20 Credits), Live Literature Project (20 Credits), Restoration to Revolution: Literary Culture 1660-1789 (20 Credits), From Romantics to Decadents: Literary Culture 1789-1900 (20 Credits), You’ll also take an additional module from our suite of options: The Fairy Tale, Drama, The Graphic Novel, Reading and Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, An elective in a variety of subjects Year 3: Compulsory modules; English Literature Dissertation (40 Credits), The Shock of the New: Modern and Contemporary Literature (20 Credits), And you also take an additional 60 credits (generally three modules of 20 credits each) from our suite of options: American Literature, American Drama, Black Atlantic Writing, British Children’s Literature, 19th Century Gothic Fiction, Literature and Film

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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

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Course codeQ306
Institution code C30
Campus nameMain Site
Campus codeU

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points English or related subject required.
A level 104 UCAS points at A2. English or related subject required.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM English or related subject required.
Access to HE Diploma 106 UCAS points. English or related subject required.
Scottish Higher 104 UCAS points. English or related subject required.
AS Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD English or related subject required.
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 UCAS points. English or related subject required.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Pass IB Diploma including 104 UCAS points from Higher Level subjects, including English or related subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 UCAS points. English or related subject required.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
English Literature at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS