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On this course you can study the history of English literature, from the medieval period right up to the present day. Start with a basic overview of the subject and move towards choosing modules to suit your own interests. A range of modules give you the option to study anything from Shakespeare to science fiction, Romantic to contemporary poetry, or Victorian novels to Hollywood films. We are also a world leader in comics studies and offer modules that consider the relationship between graphic novels and canonical literature. We start by covering topics such as how to analyse a poem and how to read a novel as a literary critic, moving on to historical surveys of literature. We then explore in more detail many of the periods, movements, and topics previously covered. The modules we offer throughout the degree reflect the diverse research specialisms of our staff, giving you an extremely varied range of choices. In Levels 1 and 2 you will also complement your specialist subject by studying additional Humanities or Social Sciences subjects such as History, Philosophy, or Geography. We have strong research and teaching links with the creative communities around us, such as the Dundee Rep Theatre, Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre, Dundee Comics Creative Space, The McManus, and V&A Dundee. We also have a very successful drama group called JOOT, and an online review magazine, DURA, where you can try your hand at writing reviews.
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How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BCC - BBB||A Level English / English Literature is recommended|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||in a relevant subject|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB - AABB||Higher English at Grade B or above is recommended|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||30 points overall to include 5, 5, 5 at Higher Level. HL English is recommended. A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H3, H3||Higher Level English at Grade H3 or above is recommended|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||in a relevant subject with B in the graded unit|
English language requirements
English language requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
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