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Our English degree will give you a thorough understanding of English literature from the Early Middle Ages to present day. With a wide choice of optional modules ranging from 'Sex, Sexuality and Twentieth-Century Fiction' to 'From Fairy Tale to the Contemporary Child Hero' you’ll be able to develop your own research interests.
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Based on the evidence available, the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel judged that the University of Northampton delivers consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.
Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
We invest more money into your education than 90% of Universities in the UK**
- Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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- In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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• Reading Literary Genres (compulsory)
• Identity Under Construction: Late Twentieth-Century Literature (compulsory)
• Creative Reading and Writing (compulsory)
• Life, Liberty and Happiness: Introduction to American Literature (compulsory)
• Language and Creativity (compulsory)
• Contemporary Shakespeares (compulsory)
• Experimental Literature (compulsory)
• Thinking English: Reflections, Concepts, Perspectives (compulsory)
• Victorian Visions (compulsory)
• Creative Nonfiction (designated)
• Contemporary American Fictions: Slavery, Sci-Fi and Serial Killers (designated)
• From Blade to Book: Early English Literature (designated)
• Sex, Sexuality and Twentieth-Century Fiction (designated)
• From Fairy Tale to the Contemporary Child Hero (designated)
• Literature and the City (designated)
• Professional Writing Project: Northamptonshire (designated)
• Media English and Culture Dissertation (compulsory)
• Early Modern Literature: Page, Stage and Screen (compulsory)
• Satire and Revolution: Re-Reading Eighteenth Century Literature (compulsory)
• Contemporary Women’s Literature (designated)
• Celebrity, Publicity and American Literature (designated)
• Adaptation (designated)
• Gothic Worlds 1750-1900 (designated)
Module information is quoted for 19/20 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.
English modules are assessed through a variety of methods, including essays, individual and group presentations, time-constrained essays, blogs, participation in online discussion groups, creative writing and formal examinations.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M3, M3|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||25 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Accepted at DM with an BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma at Merit, or with an A-level at C.|
Applicants are normally expected to hold an English Literature or English Language A-level or an equivalent qualification
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
The University of Northampton
Clearing contact details
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Course contact detailsVisit our course page
0300 303 2772