English Literature

University of Greenwich

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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Our English literature degree offers the chance to explore British literature and the cultural and literary history of Europe and the Americas. Why study this at Greenwich?

  • The programme enables students to specialise in the study of poetry, the novel, film and theatre, while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subjects
  • Focusses on literature from the last two centuries
  • Looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received
  • English literature is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art, film and theatre
  • Full advantage is taken of our culturally and historically rich location and proximity to central London. Visits to theatres, art galleries and museums are integral to many modules
English Literature is a BA Hons degree offered by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. It allows you to specialise in the study of poetry, the novel, film and theatre, while also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways. This programme emphasises the literature of the last two centuries, and English literature is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art, film and theatre. The programme looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received. Full advantage is taken of our culturally and historically rich location and proximity to central London. Visits to theatres, art galleries and museums are integral to many modules. Outcomes The aims of the programme are:
  • To encourage you to think critically about the nature of English study in relation to their own intellectual and professional interests
  • To provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day while giving opportunities to study key aspects of the literature and * cultural history of Europe and the Americas
  • To examine the connections between critical theory and the practice or performance of literature.

Course details

Modules

All degree courses are made up of modules – individual units of study on different topics. Some modules are compulsory; others can be chosen from a list of options. Our website has full details of your degree structures, module content, and how each module is assessed. The direct link to this course on our website, can be found at the bottom of this page.

Assessment method

Students are assessed through examinations and coursework:

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Textual analyses
  • Critical reviews
  • Portfolios of creative writing
  • Course journals
  • Research projects
* Annotated bibliographies.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC General studies is not normally accepted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English and Mathematics (Grade 4 / C )

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are set for 19/20 intake and may be subject to change for 20/21.
English Literature at University of Greenwich - UCAS