Keele University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education and English Literature

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Course summary

Education and English Literature explores a diverse range of literary works from different cultures and historical periods while also showing how professionals operate in the education sector, from policy making to teaching. You will investigate the historical evolution and contemporary challenges of education, and explore the relationship between literature and society, looking at issues such as decolonisation, the environment, and gender and sexuality. This programme aims to equip you with the ability to critically analyse and communicate effectively, building valuable skills for a career in education, teaching or related fields. Why choose this course?

  • No. 1 in the UK. Britain's best university, ranked by students (Student Crowd University Awards, 2022)
  • Global Top 300 for Education (Times Higher Education World University Subject Rankings, 2023)
  • Become a skilled analyst of literature of all kinds, from poetry to graphic novels to political speeches
  • Develop your critical thinking and communication skills to enhance your career prospects
  • Opportunity to apply for an International Year at a university across the globe and explore diverse cultures
Education and English Literature at Keele explores the nature of learning and its key elements including policy, teaching and practice, whilst investigating literature from Shakespeare to contemporary times. On this combined honours course, you will actively engage in discussions around various topics such as psychological, sociological and cultural influences in education, and consider how these may evolve in the future. You will explore key issues and challenges associated with teaching and learning at different levels, such as primary and secondary. This programme will help to build your awareness of how the education sector operates and your familiarisation with the communication between students and teachers, as well as the collaboration between professionals in the workplace. You will explore the ways in which teaching is delivered and consider classroom behaviour amongst students and how they learn. In English Literature, you will be taught by expert lecturers in the School of Humanities. You will explore and interpret literary texts that will challenge your views, advance your tastes, prompt your creativity, and give you the opportunity to become a versatile graduate. Through a range of activities and assessments, our diverse course will equip you with a vast array of attributes that employers are looking for, including problem solving, creativity, emotional intelligence, and digital literacy. About Keele Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university. We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level. Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

Modules

For a list of indicative modules please visit the course page on the Keele University website.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please see our website for our full range of entry requirements

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/undergraduatecourses/educationandenglishliterature/#entry-reqs


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
55%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
95%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

Please note, our fees for 2024 entry will be available soon. Although we review our fees annually and these may change, our 2023 entry fees are detailed on our course pages, and a summary is available on our website: keele.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/tuitionfeesandfunding/undergraduatetuitionfees/
Education and English Literature at Keele University - UCAS