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The BA in Contemporary Literature at the University of Kent provides students with a unique opportunity to study the literature of their own period. The global events that have shaped the early part of the 21st Century have given rise to writing that calls for new ways of thinking. The School of English at Kent has always been at the forefront of contemporary theory and practice. This new programme allows students to take a range of modules that seek to define and contextualise this new writing. Staff in the School of English are internationally recognised for academic research which links closely with undergraduate teaching, and the School regularly hosts visits by a range of international writers and critics. There are several published novelists and poets in the School, and our students publish a magazine of creative writing, poetry and prose. A number of our students also write for InQuire, the student union newspaper.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||ABB||A-levels should include either English Literature or English Language and Literature at grade B.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||
The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and National Extended Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.
A typical offer would be to achieve Distinction, Merit, Merit plus an A-level in either English Literature or English Language and Literature at grade B.
|Access to HE Diploma||
The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis.
If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.
|Scottish Higher||Scottish Highers qualifications are considered on an individual basis.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||Applicants should have either an overall grade of 34 or 17 points at higher level, including HL English A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 OR English Literature A/English Language and Literature A (or Literature A/Language and Literature A of another country) at HL 5 or SL 6.|
English language requirements
Applicants should have grade C or 4 in English Language GCSE or a suitable equivalent level qualification.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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