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About This Course
Achieve a deep understanding of two of the world’s greatest literary traditions by studying them side by side.
On this four year 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 as your encounters with writers such as Mark Twain and Toni Morrison, you’ll explore the rich heritage of English literature with the 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 writers such as 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.
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.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
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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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
|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||alongside Grade B 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 and Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other relevant pathways may be accepted, please contact the University directly for further information.|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||including an English Literature related subject.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||31 points||including grade 5 in Higher Level English.|
|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.
If you do not have an A-Level or equivalent qualification in English Literature (or English Language and Literature), once you have submitted your UCAS form we may then contact you to ask you to submit a short analysis of a passage of a literary text in support of your application.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each 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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|