Oxford Brookes University

English Literature/Anthropology Oxford Brookes University Degree level: Undergraduate


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This is a combined honours course, where you study Anthropology alongside English Literature. English Literature offers the opportunity to study an exciting range of modules, blending the study of classic texts and literary traditions with current theoretical models for understanding literature as a dynamic, global phenomenon. Our course is renowned for its inspirational teaching and research excellence. In the 2013 National Student Survey (Source: Unistats), 93 per cent of students agreed that staff had made the subject interesting. Brookes is distinctive among UK universities in teaching biological and social anthropology in tandem. Biological anthropology explores our evolutionary history, our response to environmental challenges and our relationship to the other primates, while social anthropology helps you to appreciate and respect the customs and beliefs of other societies.

Course details


In Year 1, modules include Culture, Criticism and Literature, World Literature, Critical Theory, Shakespeare, Introduction to Biological Anthropology, and Introduction to Social Anthropology. In Year 2 English Literature modules include American Literature and Culture, The Literature of Space, The Novel and Modernity, and Culture, Crime and Transgression; in Anthropology modules include Methods and Analysis in Biological Anthropology; Social Anthropology Theory; Methods in Social Anthropology; Human Evolutionary Biology and Geography. In Year 3, specialist optional modules offer intensive, small-group teaching in a particular area of literary study. In addition, you will choose either the Contemporary Literature (Synoptic) module or the Dissertation Module, working one-to-one with a specialist lecturer. In Anthropology, optional modules include Advanced Topics in Social Anthropology, People and Other Animals, Hunter Gatherer Ecology, Applied Anthropology, and Palaeopathology.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points A-level English Literature, English Language or English Language and Literature required.
A level B in English Literature, English Language or English Language and Literature required.
Access to HE Diploma 12 x Level 3 credits in English.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 x GCSE Grade 4, normally to include Maths and English.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points English Standard Level - Grade 5

IELTS 6.5 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £750 Module
EU £750 Module
England £750 Module
Northern Ireland £750 Module
Scotland £750 Module
Wales £750 Module

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Undergraduate fee levels for 2018/19 have not yet been announced by the government and are therefore yet to be confirmed. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning Home/EU students.

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