Newcastle University

English Literature Newcastle University Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Gold

Newcastle University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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This degree provides you with an excellent education in literature, drama and film, combining a flexible approach and wide range of option choices with extensive historical coverage. You will deepen your knowledge of literary texts and gain a firm foundation in the critical and theoretical skills needed to analyse them. There are also opportunities to practise creative writing and theatre, to make films or take a work placement in one of the region's cultural industries.

How to apply

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 Q306
Institution code N21
Campus name Main Site (Newcastle)
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - AAA Including English Literature or English Language and Literature at grade A, not including General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
To include at least 15 Level 3 credits in English Literature at Distinction
Scottish Higher AAAAB Including English at grade A. Advanced Higher English at grade A is preferred. Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 - D3, D3, M2 Including English at grade D3.
Extended Project A If you offer the Level 3 Extended Project Qualification in a topic relevant to the degree programme, we will vary our offer to recognise this.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 - 36 points With English A1 at Higher level, grade 6.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H1, H1, H2, H3 With minimum Grade H1 in English.

We especially welcome applications from mature students.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £18,000 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

For more information on fees visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/finance/

Provider information

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Newcastle University
King’s Gate
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU


Course contact details

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0191 208 3333