Anglia Ruskin University

Philosophy and English Literature Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Develop your critical and analytical skills, and learn to apply them to literary and philosophical issues. Build your appreciation of both disciplines while gaining invaluable skills for many different careers.
his course will allow you to combine your interests in philosophy and English literature, developing your understanding and enjoyment of both.

Our English Literature modules allow you to balance your study of traditional writers like Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf, with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. Your choice will grow from an introduction of English literary history in Year 1, to modules on related subjects like film, drama or writing (creative or journalistic) in Years 2 and 3, all supported by our highly-experienced teaching staff.

Meanwhile, our philosophy modules will introduce you to the really big puzzles that have fascinated humanity for centuries. You’ll consider questions like ‘Who are we?’, ‘What can we know?’ and ‘What should we do to lead worthwhile lives?’, and learn how past thinkers have attempted to answer them. With a focus on European philosophy, you’ll discuss and debate issues around art, literature and politics, and develop your thinking to become more rigorous, systematic and creative.

In both subjects you’ll develop sound critical, analytical and interpretative skills of immediate relevance to today’s society.

Course details


Year one, core modules

Introduction to Literary Criticism Ancient Philosophy Western Civilisation 1: Antiquity to the Renaissance Western Civilisation 2: Reformation to the Modern Age A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789 A History of English Literature from Chaucer to Equiano

Year one, optional modules

Current Topics in Ethics

Year two, core modules

Ethics Philosophy of Art Existence and Authenticity Shakespeare and Performance Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton

Year two, optional modules

Applied Ethics Mind and World Romantic Conflicts The Victorian Experience: Texts and Contexts Myth and Medievalism Special Topic 1: Bible and Literature News and Feature Writing The Rationalists: Early Modern Philosophy Postcolonialism The Empiricists The History of the Book

Year three, core modules

Major Project

Year three, optional modules

Varieties of Scepticism Special Topic 2: Modernism Contemporary Fiction Modern Science Fiction Film, Modernity and Postmodernity Reason and Religious Belief Adaptations and Afterlives: the Art of Rewriting Stories Media and Philosophy Concepts of Good and Evil Working in English and Media Philosophy Special Subject

Optional modules available all years

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Assessment method

You’ll show your progress through a combination of exams, essays, portfolios, presentations, reviews and reports, as well as your final-year Major Project.

How to apply

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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

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Course code VQ53
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points From a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.
A level 120 UCAS Points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) 120 UCAS Tariff points acquired from BTEC Level 3 Diplomas in a related subject are accepted.
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diplomas at overall Pass grade are accepted, related subjects are required.
Scottish Higher UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Advanced Highers are accepted.
UCAS Tariff points from Scottish Highers are accepted.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points this must include a related subject.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

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