University of Salford

English Literature University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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As technology continues to make the written word available in increasingly diverse formats to ever-wider audiences, those who are skilled at reaching informed judgements about literature, from novels to haikus, are well-placed to participate in the global economy.This course offers you the opportunity to study English literature in considerable depth and breadth, including a wide range of texts and genres ranging from Shakespearean drama to Irish literature and contemporary poetry. In your modules you will learn to analyse and criticise prose, poetry and plays, and work independently to research your areas of interest. In addition to the range of literature-based options, you will also have the opportunity to choose others that complement your study but range further afield in the areas of languages, film adaptation and creative writing.

English literature graduates make excellent communicators, adept at understanding and analysing literature, with strong skills in critical and independent thinking, and a sophisticated knowledge of how texts interact with their historical and social contexts. Graduates of this course have gone on to work for a variety of organisations and companies, including ITV Yorkshire, the NHS, the Department for Environment, Lloyds TSB, the AA, WH Smith, the Museum of Science and Industry and Nationwide.

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Modules

This course focuses on traditional and innovative approaches to the study of English Literature. You will have the opportunity to study English literature across a wide range of periods and genres, including Shakespeare’s plays and the poetry of Salford’s current Chancellor, Jackie Kay MBE FRSE.

In your modules you will learn to analyse and criticise various forms of writing, from narrative fiction to modern drama. Core modules cover key literary periods including Victorian Literature and Modernism, while optional modules allow you to explore subjects including Children’s Literature, Twenty-First Century Innovative Poetry, Early Modern Drama and Postcolonial African Writing. In addition to the range of literature options, you can choose modules in related fields such as English Language, Drama Adaptation and Creative Writing. You can also study another language such as French, Spanish or Mandarin through the University Wide Language Programme.

Salford’s English Literature lecturers are active researchers who regularly publish on a wide range of topics including Irish Fiction, Shakespeare, Biography, Gothic Literature, Poetry and Poetics, and Visual Text. This programme combines the expertise of these staff with their different perspectives on English Literature across a diverse selection of modules. Their teaching gives you the skills you need for an essential foundation in literary study and also encourages you to consider social and cultural issues relevant to the materials you will examine as a twenty-first century student.


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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Course code Q300
Institution code S03
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 104 - 120 points To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Must include a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject.
A level 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent. Must include Grade C or above in a Humanities subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject.
General studies accepted alongside 2 other A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Must include a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject
Access to HE Diploma 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Humanities & Social Science, Creative Writing & Media, Humanities & Careers in Education, Teacher Training
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject
AS AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in a Humanities based subject
Extended Project Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 - 31 points Must include a Humanities based subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C or equivalent in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points


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University of Salford
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Salford
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Friday 5 July to Wednesday 14 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 15 August 7am to 7pm, Friday 16 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August 9am to 5pm, Sunday 18 August Closed, Monday 19 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10an to 4pm).


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