English Literature

Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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English Literature offers the opportunity to study an exciting range of modules, blending the study of classic texts and literary traditions with current theoretical models for understanding literature as a dynamic, global phenomenon. Our course is renowned for its inspirational teaching and research excellence. In the 2013 National Student Survey (Source: Unistats), 93 per cent of students agreed that staff had made the subject interesting.

Course details


In Year 1 you will study modules which foster the development of core skills for your degree. You may also take some modules outside the subject – and even learn a new language. Modules include Culture, Criticism and Literature, World Literature, Critical Theory, and Shakespeare. In Year 2 you will choose between core modules which broaden the knowledge and skills gained in Year 1. These include American Literature and Culture, The Literature of Space, The Novel and Modernity, and Culture, Crime and Transgression. You will also study a range of additional, optional modules allowing you to specialise in the areas of literary study that most interest you. Final year specialist optional modules offer intensive, small-group teaching in a particular area of literary study. These are designed to build on the work you have done in Year 2. In addition, you will choose either the Contemporary Literature (Synoptic) module or the Dissertation Module, working one-to-one with a specialist lecturer.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points A-level English Literature, English Language or English Language and Literature required.
A level Grade C in A-level English Literature or English Language required.
Access to HE Diploma 9 x Level 3 credits in English
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points English Higher Level - Grade 4
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English - Grade 4 2 x further GCSE - Grade 4, normally to include Maths.

IELTS 6.5 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5. If you accept a Conditional offer to this course as your Firm choice through UCAS, and the offer does not include a requirement to pass an English language test or improve your English language, we may be able to make the offer Unconditional. Please check your offer carefully where this will be confirmed for each applicant.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13900 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home and EU students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
English Literature at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS