University of Cumbria

English Literature University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate

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At the University of Cumbria’s beautiful Ambleside campus you will study English Literature surrounded by the iconic scenery which inspired some of Britain’s greatest writers – including Wordsworth, Ransome, Potter and Ruskin.

You’ll explore the development of English Literature from the Renaissance to the present in global and regional contexts, in a landscape which has been a source of inspiration to generations of poets and writers, and which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This is not your average English Literature course – it’s much more. You will consider how literature helps us reflect on key contemporary concerns, including the current environmental crisis.

You’ll write essays and a dissertation, just as you would on any other English Literature degree, but in addition you’ll also develop the skills required for the contemporary workplace by scripting and recording a mock radio programme, designing a webpage, and even submitting a ‘job application’ assessed by academic and careers staff.

Why choose University of Cumbria

  • Unique opportunity to study a rich body of literary and non-literary texts within the geographical landscape which inspired them

  • Excellent working relationships with literary and cultural organisations such as Brantwood and the Wordsworth Trust

  • Your studies are enriched by field trips to places which inspired some of Britain's greatest writers

  • Opportunities to design and implement real world projects to boost your CV

  • Taught by tutors who all research and publish in their specialist areas

  • Small class sizes enable us to guide and work closely with you throughout your studies

  • Opportunities to get involved with local literary festivals and Cumbria’s rich cultural scene

  • Boost your job prospects by developing contemporary communication skills

You’ll study at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Here you will explore critical ideas about the relationship between the creative imagination and place, and about literature and the environment. You’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the specific locations which have inspired and which continue to inspire writers, as well as to engage with cultural heritage organisations and work with unique literary resources.

On our course, your passion for literature will be embraced and empowered while you develop strong and relevant employment skills that will bolster your CV and help you stand out from the crowd to future employers.

Graduate destinations
A degree in English Literature suits a range of careers demanding high-level analytical, interpretative, written and oral communication skills. Recent graduates have gone into teaching, lecturing, the cultural heritage sector, and work with major national organisations and companies.

Many English Literature graduates use their degree as the basis for further study and training in order to pursue high level ‘graduate’ work in a wide variety of fields.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Q302
Institution code C99
Campus name Ambleside
Campus code A

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points Preferably including English Literature at Level 3
A level CCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
60 credits, 45 graded at Level 3
Scottish Higher BBCC - ABBB

Additional entry requirements

Other

GCSE English Language grade C/4 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Cumbria
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Carlisle
CA1 2HH


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