Loughborough University

English Literature Loughborough University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Our BA (Hons) English Literature degree is a fantastic opportunity to pursue your love of literature – studying texts from the Renaissance period right through to the twenty-first century. You’ll develop key skills, using different theoretical approaches to interpret texts across a number of genres. With a choice of core and optional modules you’ll be able to tailor our English Literature degree to suit your interests.

Our English Literature degree will introduce you to key concepts and periods in your first year, through a range of carefully designed core modules introducing the fundamentals of poetic language and form, the study of language, literary theory, narrative forms and fictions, and the major periods of literary history.

In addition, you will be given the opportunity to choose an optional module, with current offerings including ‘Introduction to Film’ and a new module (‘How to Do Things with Digital Texts’) which examines the significance of how literature can be studied in the digital age. Modules on offer in the second year include core options surveying the major authors and periods in literary history including Renaissance writing and Victorian literature, and a range of optional modules allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. Staff have expertise in the latest thinking in areas such as the staging of Shakespeare, the adaptation of literature into film, Romanticism, contemporary writing, American culture, modern poetry, and the relationship between language and social identity.

Course details

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Methods of assessment include essays, reflective commentaries, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work, peer assessments and the final dissertation. Exposure to such a wide range of written and oral methods of communication builds a broad set of skills and professional competencies for maximum employability.


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 Q321
Institution code L79
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
A level AAB AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A Level English at grade B.
BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. To include 23 Level 3 Distinction grades
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.
Extended Project We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 35 points 35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL English
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English.

BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science
Scottish Advanced Higher AB AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course.

We accept a wide range of international qualifications such as the European Baccalaureate, French Baccalaureate, German Abitur, Hong Kong DSE, and Indian Standard XII among many others worldwide, on top of well-established International Foundation Programmes. Please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose your country in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application, but in exceptional cases, an interview may be required. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,500 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Loughborough University
Loughborough
LE11 3TU


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