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Our English Literature course at Bath Spa University changes the way you see the world by exploring new ideas and creating new experiences. You’ll study a wide range of historical periods from Early Modern drama to Postmodern poetry through exciting and challenging modules, which explore the ways writers experiment. You’ll develop new ways of reading and thinking about this strange thing called literature, whilst playing with philosophical and political ideas.
A large and varied course, offering you plenty of choice.
Study a balance of canonical writers including Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Bronte, along with authors and texts who may be less familiar to you.
A broad and diverse range of intellectually stimulating modules.
- Be taught taught by tutors in their area of research specialism.
Each year has a core module as well as a large selection of optional modules to choose from. These modules are organised around a number of key strands running through the programme – Transnational English Literature; Medical Humanities; and Digital Humanities – but you can choose to study any of the available modules and develop your own literary interests.
In your third year you can undertake independent study on a dissertation or project, focusing on an area of your own specific interest. Options range from modules on specific authors (such as Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf), to topic-based subjects (Writing and the Environment, Post-Colonial Literatures), period-based study (Gender and Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Romanticism) and popular genres (Gothic Origins and Innovations, Crime Fiction). We’ll encourage you to explore diverse areas of literature and to investigate issues that matter to you in your final year project.
How to apply
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||BCC||Grade BCC accepted with a minimum of Grade B in English or related subject.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Extended Diploma grades Distinction. Merit, Merit (DMM) in a related subject accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 30 credits||Typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) accepted.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||27 points||A minimum of 27 points are required with evidence of study in Higher level English.|
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||IELTS 6.0 - for visa nationals, with a minimum score of IELTS 5.5 in each element.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|