English Literature and Philosophy with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview What does it mean to be human? How can we tell right from wrong? How can we change the world for the better? Philosophers and writers alike have asked these timeless questions for centuries, often turning to one another to find answers. Literary texts can stage philosophical questions in unique ways, while philosophy can use literary techniques to bring its ideas to life. If reading and thinking go hand in hand for you, and if you love to explore ideas using your imagination, then our BA in English Literature and Philosophy is the perfect fit for you. You'll get the chance to engage in depth with both literary and philosophical texts from across the ages. You might study the meaning of life alongside Shakespeare's plays, environmental philosophy alongside contemporary poetry, or philosophy of mind alongside literary modernism. Splitting your time between our innovative Literature and Philosophy Departments, you’ll explore various forms of expression in interactive classroom activities. UEA’s engaging Literature and Philosophy Societies and Philosophy Public Lecture Series will offer even more opportunities to delve into ideas and texts that fascinate you. You’ll also study within the vibrant literary community of Norwich, known as the City of Stories and England's first UNESCO City of Literature. This course will equip you with a brilliant range of analytical skills for presenting complex ideas simply and adapting them to varied styles of communication to suit different audiences. This flexible skillset will be enhanced throughout your degree by employability workshops and other extracurricular opportunities, such as our annual Working with Words event. You’ll graduate with increased confidence in your skills and experience, and ready to share your ideas widely and make a difference in the world around you. On this degree, you’ll spend 9-12 months of your third year in a placement, gaining precious working experience and more specific employability skills in a relevant area of your choice. Our graduates work across a diverse range of areas: the arts, journalism, publishing, teaching, and beyond. Join us and discover how asking the right questions can help you write the successful story of your life. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. UEA are committed to ensuring that Higher Education is accessible to all, regardless of their background or experiences. One of the ways we do this is through our contextual admissions schemes – please see our website www.uea.ac.uk/apply/undergraduate/contextual-admissions for further information. We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies

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
International £20600* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
English Literature and Philosophy with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS