English Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

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If you want to join a close-knit community where you can analyse books, evaluate the debates they inspire and develop transferable skills in communication, critical thinking, and digital literacy then study English Literature with us. On our course you’ll explore the ways that literature helps us to imagine what it is like to walk in other people’s shoes, and how it can take us on journeys of self-discovery. You’ll have the opportunity to indulge your passion for a text or topic in your dissertation and apply your skills in projects and work placements related to your subject interests. You’ll study on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the rich cultural history of the city within touching distance. Famous as the eponymous destination for Chaucer’s pilgrims, Canterbury was an exceptional medieval centre of learning and the birthplace of extraordinary early modern writers such as Christopher Marlowe and Aphra Behn. Reading and engaging with a range of literature will be at the heart of your studies with us. You'll find yourself responding to a range of absorbing and thought-provoking literary texts by both famous and lesser-known authors. In seminar discussion and in a range of assessment forms, you'll develop your ability to analyse, evaluate and make critical judgements while also honing your skills in the practice of thinking, writing, and arguing with clarity, cogency, and precision. If you like to read, are curious about the questions that reading raises, and value the opportunity to share your discoveries with others, you'll find that our course can bring benefits and rewards that extend far beyond graduation. Top reasons to study with us 100% of our English Literature students were satisfied overall with their course. National Student Survey 2022 You’ll be able to access unique books and manuscripts at Canterbury Cathedral and in the special collections of the International Centre for Victorian Women Writers at the University. Our strong links with the heritage sector and community projects will provide you with placement and volunteering opportunities. You’ll have the chance to explore Kent’s literary heritage in digital projects and get involved with the work of the Centre for Kent History and Heritage. Throughout the course, you'll be supported by lecturers who are passionate about their specialisms and who regularly publish books and articles on what they teach. Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


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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

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14500 Year 1
International £14500 Year 1

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2023/24 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2023/24. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2023/24 Overseas tuition fees for International students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2023/24 entrants in due course: https://www.canterbury.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding/international-student-fees-and-funding
English Literature at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS