Manchester Metropolitan University

English and American Literature Manchester Metropolitan University Degree level: Undergraduate


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A degree in English and American literature is the perfect opportunity to study writers and writing from cultures both united and divided by a common language.

Reflecting the varied and flexible nature of English and American literatures, this course enables you to explore both in equal depth, as you look at how writers from the entwined cultures have reflected and shaped the worlds around them.

You’ll explore English literature in all its major forms – prose, poetry and drama – and from all periods, from the Renaissance onwards. At the same time, you’ll look at literature from the USA, from its inception to the present day, relating it to its social and historical contexts, while considering American writers’ enduring struggle to articulate national identity.

The course engages with a range of theoretical perspectives on literature and culture, drawn from English and American Studies and related disciplines. But crucially it also recognises that American literature is integral to, rather than separate from, the study of literatures in English.

Features and Benefits

  • The English team is friendly, supportive and passionate about the subject, providing a stimulating environment for our students.
  • Access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the department.
  • Engage with the Manchester Children’s Book Festival, a year-long programme of events and activities.
  • We’ll help you build your own network among our many partners within the creative and culturally rich city of Manchester.
  • Our diverse assessment methods support students in developing presentation and team-working skills which are highly valued by employers.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



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 QTH7
Institution code M40
Campus name Main Site
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 104 - 112 points 104-112 UCAS Tariff points from three A2s or acceptable alternatives
A level BCC - BBC An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature or Creative Writing. Subjects such as Drama, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Religious Education, History, Media Studies and General Studies will also be considered
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points - units taken must include some element of literary or cultural study
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

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