University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature

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Course summary

Course Overvew

  • Indulge your passion for English Literature and explore some of the greatest writers of all time. Become a better writer, unleash your creativity and connect with industry professionals.
  • On this course you’ll get to study some of the greatest works by the giants of English Literature – from Shakespeare to Dickens. Through our optional modules you’ll explore and enjoy the finest examples of literary craft in various genres from all over the world – everything from American literature to gothic, graphic novels, drama, theatre, children’s literature and fairy tales.
  • You’ll take an in-depth look at the relationship between literature, culture and society, and how writers through the ages have sought to interpret and represent the world around them.
  • As well as enjoying and critiquing other writers’ works, you’ll also get to unleash your creative side. During this course we’ll help you to grow into an accomplished writer who’s able to communicate with clarity, precision and flair.
Why study with us
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English Literature is ranked 9th in the UK with 92% of students satisfied with the learning resources (National Student Survey 2020)
  • Through our Live Literature Room you can share your work with others and attend specialist literary events featuring industry professionals.
  • Embark on field trips to important literary locations (such as Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters) and enjoy unmissable opportunities to see a Shakespeare play performed live.

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

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

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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

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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

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