Our English Literature degree offers the chance to explore how literary texts in English have reflected, engaged with, and shaped the world. Our definition of literature is inclusive, allowing you to engage with drama, film, graphic novels and visual art alongside your studies of novels and poetry. American, European and transnational literatures are all well represented on our curriculum. Our course structure is flexible, allowing you to learn another language, study journalism, or develop a creative voice. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or dissertation. Popular career options for graduates of our English Literature degree include teaching, journalism, publishing, the media, arts administration, central or local government, and social work. What you should know about this course
- Study texts from different centuries and different continents to gain a comprehensive understanding of English literature
- Deepen your own responses to literature by engaging with cultural, historical and theoretical contexts
- Explore fiction, poetry, drama and visual narratives within a varied programme of literary study
- Choose from optional modules from other disciplines such as creative writing, film studies, journalism and languages
- Develop your writing, close-reading and research skills and learn to put forward coherent and persuasive arguments - an invaluable skill to graduate with
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.
On this course students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
We also accept UCAS points from alternative Level 3 qualifications including: BTEC Nationals, the International Baccalaureate and Scottish and Irish Highers.
English language requirements
For more information about our English Language Requirements, please click on the following link.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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