University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Anglia Ruskin University

BA (Hons) English Literature

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Course summary

The aim of this course is to equip students with the ethical, creative and commercial skills that the modern publishing industry and teaching requires, providing our learners with a route into the jobs market, to further study or the confidence to set up as a freelance. The course is designed for students to work across different genres and platforms and develop as versatile learners and professionals. At level 4 they will be introduced to the key skills that have traditionally underpinned literary criticism (such as genre analysis, textual analysis, and writing for audiences), as well as those that are more akin to the publisher of today. At level 5, students will build on this knowledge basis with a set of modules that work across the literary canon and draw on a range of codes and conventions, as well as introducing them to the work of the creatives in associated fields. Moving into the final year, students will become more commercially aware, with employability a consistent factor. The focus therefore moves from understanding of genre to applying knowledge, know-how and career-focused ambitions. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.

Course details


Year one core modules: A History of English Literature from Chaucer to Equiano A History of English Literature from Blake to Munro Introduction to Literary Criticism Myth, Mystery and Metamorphosis: Classical and Biblical traditions in English literature. Introduction to Imaginative Writing. Year two core modules: Shakespeare and Performance Romantic Conflicts (1760s-1830s) The Victorian Experience: Texts and Contexts. Year three core modules: Major Project/Dissertation Modernism and the City

Assessment method

You are assessed by essays, examinations, professional development portfolios, individual and group presentations, and by dissertation.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeQ300
Institution code P56
Campus nameUniversity Centre Peterborough
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently unable to recruit International Students

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 80 points Required subject(s): A level English, English Language or Literature at grade C, or a full Access Certificate in a related subject. GCSEs required: 3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science. Mature applicants who do not qualify by any of these routes are welcome to contact us to discuss admission based on previous qualifications and experience.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)65.5 in each element

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1
Channel Islands £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
BA (Hons) English Literature at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS