English Literature and Philosophy at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

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Overview Writers and philosophers consider the same universal questions using different approaches. By studying English Literature and Philosophy at university together, you get to read and discuss the literature you love with staff and students in our world-famous School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, while also exploring the deep philosophical questions with philosophy students and staff in the Department of Philosophy, who will make you think twice and read again. Our BA English Literature and Philosophy degree course provides equal proportions of both subjects, but there’s scope to adjust the balance towards more literature or more philosophy if you wish, as your interests deepen. Staff in both departments whose research and teaching interests cross between the two disciplines will guide you throughout your degree. In your second year you’ll have a co-taught module that combines the two disciplines together in an exciting way – all of which makes for a university experience you will never forget. About This Course The study of philosophy considers questions about truth, how we think, why we believe that we believe about the universe and about god in a systematic attempt to make sense of human life and the world in which we live. English Literature is another, equally important way that we try to make sense of human life and the questions it raises. In this course, you’ll discover how these two disciplines interact with each other to deepen your understanding of both. You’ll discover how philosophers and writers explore existential aspects of the human condition in diverse ways. You’ll examine the literary artistry of thinkers such as Plato and Nietzsche, who invite us into philosophy in exciting and unexpected ways. And you’ll discuss how novels, poems and dramatic works uncover special kinds of truth about the world. To study English literature and philosophy at university together is to understand the influence one has on the other – and the way different minds work. Approached together in a single degree they’re incredibly stimulating, with the study of one enriching your study of the other. You’ll love this English Literature and Philosophy degree if you’re interested in existential and intellectual themes in literature. You have the chance to choose from the full range of modules on both Philosophy and English Literature degrees, developing skills in both fields. Interdisciplinary links are built every year and you will be able to take a dedicated module that brings the two subjects together. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at https://www.uea.ac.uk/course/undergraduate/ba-english-literature-and-philosophy

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS score of 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies

Student Outcomes

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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
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
English Literature and Philosophy at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS