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English Literature University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course
Literature at UEA is vivid, contentious and alive: muddled up with passion, politics and play. You'll gain a first-class grounding in literature from the middle-ages to the present, while learning to respond to your own reading in inventive ways.

Whether handling 15th century manuscripts in the Norwich archives, converting the argument of an 18th century sonnet into the language of a political pamphlet, or writing your own critical introduction to a novel published only last year, your apprenticeship as a literary critic blends the acquisition of high-level analytical skills and broad and deep knowledge with an attention to critical writing as a craft.

Norwich is the ideal place to learn the craft of the literary critic. World-renowned literature has been produced here from the 14th century, when Julian of Norwich became the first woman to write a book in English, right up to 20th and 21st century writings by UEA graduates like Ian McEwan and Emma Healey.

Course overview
UEA is the place where literature lives. At UEA, you'll be part of a unique and supportive community of critics, writers, and drama practitioners who are dedicated to bringing literature to life. You'll be studying literature in a city with both a vivid literary tradition and a vibrant contemporary writing scene.

We emphasise choice and flexibility in building your own unique pathway through English literature. You've the chance to discover a wealth of writers from Chaucer to the present day – from medieval romance via Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, the Brontës, and James Joyce, to novelists and poets who are still writing now. You might explore diverse traditions of writing from across the globe, and you'll tackle a heady mix of genres, which currently range from epic to children's literature, crime writing to Latin American fiction, tragedy to biography. Your journey through literature is shaped by you and your interests - no two UEA English Literature degrees are the same.

Our BA English Literature degree is 100% coursework. This enables you to cultivate the craft of critical writing. You might find yourself honing the perfect essay or try expressing your ideas in new, experimental forms in one of our creative-critical modules. Or you might turn your skill with words towards modules on journalism or publishing, which give you a flavour of the forms of writing these careers require.

Whatever you study, you'll work with our world-leading critics, who will help you to develop your own critical voice. UEA's School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing is famous for innovation in teaching and for cutting-edge research - that's why in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), UEA was ranked joint tenth in the UK for the quality of its research in English Language and Literature (Times Higher REF 2014 Analysis). Your lecturers are passionate about bringing their world-leading research into the seminar room.

Your degree is a rigorous, flexible and distinctive course, which enables you to become a first-rate reader of literature, and a confident writer about it. You'll graduate as a passionate and informed advocate for the literature you love.

Disclaimer
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

EU

International

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 code Q300
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level ABB including an English Literature related subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Accepted alongside an A-level English Literature related subject at grade B or above. BTEC Public Services and BTEC Business Administration are not accepted.
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
including an English Literature module. Humanities and Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other relevant pathways may be accepted, please contact the University directly for further information.
Scottish Higher AAABB including English Literature.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal English Literature required. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points including grade 5 in higher level English. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Advanced Higher BCC including English Literature.

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.

If you do not have an A-Level or equivalent qualification in English Literature (or English Language and Literature), once you have submitted your UCAS form we may then contact you to ask you to submit a short analysis of a passage of a literary text in support of your application.
 
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email admissions@uea.ac.uk.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any 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.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,600 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 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.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ


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01603 591515


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