University of East Anglia UEA

American and English Literature University of East Anglia UEA Degree level: Undergraduate

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About the course
Achieve a deep understanding of two of the world’s greatest literary traditions by studying them side by side.

On this course, which includes a year studying abroad, you’ll explore the development and growth of American literature, learning what makes it distinctive and how it has helped define the nation. At the same time, you’ll explore the rich heritage of English literature with the world-leading School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. You’ll study the wealth of literature in English, reaching back to Chaucer, Julian of Norwich and beyond, and forwards to the likes of Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan and Ali Smith.

All of those experiences will enrich your final year, during which you will take a series of advanced classes and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Course overview
You’ll study literature from a global perspective, exploring a wide range of genres — novels, poetry, film, and even comic books — and gain a detailed knowledge of the American and English literary traditions.

You’ll get to grips with issues relating to race, gender and civil liberties in America. You’ll study how authors have simultaneously documented the ‘American experience’ while offering critiques of American power. In doing so, you’ll gain an understanding of the major cultural and historical ideas that have shaped American literature from the pre-colonial era to the present day. You will develop an understanding of the Transatlantic relationship, and the way that American and English literature have developed in close conversation with each other over the last few centuries.

You’ll be studying in a UNESCO City of Literature with a vibrant contemporary writing scene and have the opportunity to spend your third year studying in America or Canada with an option to spend a semester in Australia, New Zealand, or Hong Kong.
 
Disclaimer
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

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.

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 TQ73
Institution code E14
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including an English Literature related subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Accepted alongside Grade C in an English Literature related A level. Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits including an English Literature module at level 3. Humanities or Social Sciences pathway.
Scottish Higher AABBB including an English Literature related subject.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal English Literature related subject required. Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 31 points including grade 5 in Higher Level English. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Advanced Higher CCC including an English Literature related subject.

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C.
 
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email admissions@uea.ac.uk


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6 in any component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £15,600 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

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Provider information

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University of East Anglia UEA
Norwich Research Park
Norwich
NR4 7TJ


Clearing contact details

Admissions Service

01603 591515


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Admissions Service

01603 591515