University of Chichester

English Literature University of Chichester Degree level: Undergraduate


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We are enthusiastic about literature and passionate about helping you achieve your full potential. Our degree offers you an excellent grounding in a comprehensive range of texts and allows you to follow your enthusiasms, particularly when you choose your own topic for your dissertation. We also offer a distinctive experience of working alongside academic critics, literary theorists and practising writers. This ensures that you’ll gain a breadth of insight into literature, language and your own academic writing. Our department is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We are consistently ranked highly for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. Vibrant lectures, seminars with small group work and individual tutorials are central to the student experience. We have one of the best student retention rates in the country. We know and care about our students. You’ll enjoy a friendly and welcoming environment in the beautiful and safe city of Chichester, home to the famous Festival Theatre, New Park Cinema and internationally renowned Pallant House Gallery.

Course details


Year One
• Conflicts and Controversies in Victorian Literature: Charlotte Brontë to Charles Dickens
• Make it New: Modernist Experimentation from T. S. Eliot to Graham Greene
• Interrogating Interpretation, Ideas in Literature from Marx to Barthes
• Decadence and Desire: Late Nineteenth Century Literature
• Contemporary Fiction: War, Women, and the World: Elizabeth Bowen to Alison MacLeod
• Subverting the Subject, Ideas in Literature from Lacan to Butler
• Writing Hollywood: American literature and the Dream Factory

Year Two
• Experiments in the Novel: Satire, Sex and Sensibility from Haywood to Bronte
• Agents of Change: Women’s Writing in 20th & 21st Centuries
• Modernism, Magazines and Media
• Gothic Sensations: From Walpole to Wilkie Collins
• Reading Poetry: 1500 to the Present
• World Literatures: Roots & Routes, from Conrad to Afrofuturism
• Romantics, Rebels, Reactionaries: William Blake to Mary Shelley
• European Literary Legacy: Writing the City
• Novel Novels: Experiments in Fiction from George Eliot to Zadie Smith
• Cool Britannia: British Cultural History
• Workplace Module

Year Three
• Research Dissertation
• The Unconscious and Desire, from Freud to Zizek
• Ethics of Reading: D H Lawrence to Michel Houellebecq
• Shakespeare: Mirth, Myth and Magic
• Fantasy and Fairy Tales
• Gothic Romanticism & Women’s Writing: From Wollstonecraft to Jane Austen
• Scientific Revolutions: Literature and Science from H. G. Wells to Ian McEwan
• Unforgettable Corpses: First World War Writing
• British Culture Wars
• Employability Module
• From Graphic Novels to Manga and Back again: New visual writing

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

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Course code Q310
Institution code C58
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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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
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points A levels or combination with AS/EPQ/BTEC/Cambridge Technical
A level BBB - BCC
Access to HE Diploma M: 12 credits Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of English units at Merit.
Extended Project The University welcomes the Extended Project Qualification and this will be taken into account in offers (where presented by an applicant).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points English Higher at 4.

The University welcomes mature applicants who may not have the standard entry requirements listed here. As an alternative, a 'non-standard entry portfolio' may be set for the applicant to complete in order to demonstrate their readiness for higher education.

• IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 5.5
PTE Academic 43.0

If you are an international student and English is not your first language, you can begin your 3-year degree programme with IELTS 5.5. Our International Route allows you to take 4 credit-bearing modules in International English Studies (IES) as part of your first year studies. This means you study 4 modules in your chosen subject and 4 in International English. The IES Modules allow you to focus on personal language development and your use of English as an academic language. Then, at the end of your first year, you’ll have all the necessary language skills to transfer to full study of your main subject. If you have an IELTS score under 5.5 you can still begin a 3-year degree programme with us. In this case we provide a 5 or 10 week intensive Presessional Programme in English language and academic skills. For the 10 week Programme you’ll need IELTS 4.5, and IELTS 5.0 for the 5 week Programme.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,500 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

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University of Chichester
Bishop Otter Campus
College Lane
PO19 6PE

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