Keele University

English and American Literature Keele University Degree level: Undergraduate


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At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too.

You will encounter the full chronological range of English and American literature, learning to engage imaginatively and critically with the subject. The degree offers you the opportunity to explore the fascinating connections between two different national literatures, drawing on Keele’s long-standing strengths in both. One of the attractions of studying literature at Keele is our international focus: tutors and students know that there are fascinating connections to be explored between different national literatures. This course is a good example of our international outlook.
The programme combines the distinctive strengths of English and American Studies, and looks at the contrasts and connections between two major national literary traditions. You’ll develop your critical arguments and technical analysis as you engage imaginatively and intellectually with literary texts from medieval literature to contemporary American graphic novels. You’ll examine the full chronological range of English and American literature, considering their direct intersections from the nineteenth century onwards. You can spend a semester at a partner university abroad – which might include the USA, Australia, the
Netherlands or Canada.

English and American Literatures at Keele will provide you with a wide range of skills – in research, presentation, written and oral communication – with real appeal to employers. Some careers may require further study or training, but you might work as a teacher, journalist, editor, librarian, advertising copywriter, solicitor, arts administrator or writer. You could go into marketing, research, broadcasting, publishing, the compiling of dictionaries, or teaching
English as a foreign language.

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Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BCC - CCC To include A level English Language, English Literature, English Literature and Language combined or Drama and Theatre Studies (AQA)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM - MMM To include a BTEC level 3 qualification in Performing Arts, Advanced Practice in Early Years Education or Creative Media Production.
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits 106 - 96 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 15 Level 3 credits at Distinction. To include sufficient English units. Please contact us for advice.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language at grade C (or 4).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 26 points To include Higher Level English at 6 or above.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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