Anglia Ruskin University

BA (Hons) Philosophy and English Literature [Extended degree] Anglia Ruskin University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Tackle the biggest questions facing humanity and discover how others have tried to solve them. Explore how different societies
have shaped, and been shaped by, English literature. Become a self-reliant researcher with critical and analytical skills suited to
many different careers.

Studying Philosophy and English literature together will allow you to imbue your creative writing with a consideration of universal
questions, creating literature with substance as well as style.

You’ll be introduced to the biggest puzzles that have fascinated humans for centuries, such as ‘who are we?’, ‘what can we
know?’ and ‘what should we do to lead worthwhile lives?’ - as well as finding out how the greatest minds have tried to solve them.
You’ll also discover the importance of English literature; how it is affected by the culture, language, technology and economics of
the period, but also how it influences readers and society itself. By studying English literature you will, in turn, explore many other
subjects, including history, politics, religion, psychology and the history of art.

By exploring these disciplines, and engaging in debates with your fellow students, you’ll develop your thinking so it becomes
more rigorous, systematic and creative. You’ll also pick up transferable key skills that will be of use throughout your career,
including critical analysis, complex problem solving, judgement, and the specific methods of literary research, such as
bibliographies, databases and information technology.

Your studies will be supported by a staff that offers one-to-one personal tutoring and personalised feedback on your
assessments. Our Philosophy courses were voted 2nd in the UK for 'Satisfied with feedback' in the Guardian University Guide

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 VQ54
Institution code A60
Campus name Cambridge Campus
Campus code C

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

5 GCSEs at grade 3, or grade E, or above, plus evidence of having attempted two years of post-GCSE study.

If you have achieved a minimum of 1 A level (or equivalent), you will be exempted from the two-year post-GCSE requirement (as stated above) but must still hold the baseline requirements of 5 GCSEs (as stated above).

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5 (Academic level with at least 5.5 in each of the four components) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information 2019 International Fees are to be confirmed.

Provider information

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Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

01245 686868

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