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English Literature with Politics University of Surrey Degree level: Undergraduate

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Why choose this course
Our BA English Literature with Politics course examines the most vital and influential works of literature from the medieval period to the present day.

Are all great works of literature also political documents? Can political texts also be literary? Our English and politics course will provide you with the contextual knowledge and analytical skills to help you answer these questions.

Our courses in English literature are ranked in the top 10 for creative writing in the Complete University Guide 2019 and top 10 in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

What you will study
Studying literature encourages you to become a reflective, sensitive and active reader. You will learn what it means to carefully interpret written works, and evaluate the importance of literature in history and society.

You’ll be introduced to a range of thought-provoking critical and theoretical approaches to literature. Much of your time of your time will also be spent investigating literary texts and discourses, learning the critical skills needed to analyse these works and developing the cultural vocabulary to communicate your ideas about them.

Your politics modules will introduce you to a range of concepts, approaches and methods for political analysis. You’ll also develop an understanding of the problematic nature of political, social and economic enquiry, and develop your critical thinking skills.

Course details

Modules

To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.


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 P908
Institution code S85
Campus name Stag Hill
Campus code -

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 Not accepted
A level BBB Overall:
BBB

Required subjects:
English Language or English Literature.

Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM Overall:
DDM

Required subjects:
Please contact us to discuss suitability.

GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
Access to HE Diploma D: 27 credits
M: 18 credits
Overall:
QAA recognised Access to Higher Education Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits overall including 27 at Distinction and 18 at Merit.

Required subjects:
Please contact us to discuss suitability.

GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent)
Scottish Higher ABBBB Overall:
ABBBB

Required subjects:
English Language or English Literature.

GCSE or Equivalent:
English Language: Scottish National 5 - C
Maths: Scottish National 5 - C.
Extended Project A Applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will receive our standard A level offer, plus an alternate offer of one A level grade lower, subject to achieving an A grade in the EPQ. The one grade reduction will not apply to any required subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language at Grade C(4) and Mathematics at Grade C (4) (or equivalent).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 32 points Overall:
32

Required subjects:
HL5/SL6 in English

GCSE or Equivalent:
Maths HL4/SL4 or Maths Studies HL4/SL4.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB Overall:
BBB

Required subjects:
English Language or English Literature.

GCSE or Equivalent:
English Language: Scottish National 5 - C
Maths: Scottish National 5 - C.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Overall:
Pass overall with BBB from a combination of the Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and two A levels. Applicants taking an A level science subject with the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass the practical element.

Required subjects:
A-level English Literature or English Language.

We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers.

GCSE or Equivalent:
GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade C(4) (or equivalent)


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Writing and 5.5 in each other element.

View the other English language qualifications that we accept:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/apply/international/english-language-requirements


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

Additional fee information

Please see our website for up-to-date information on our fees for 2020/21: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/tuition-fees/undergraduate-2020-entry

Provider information

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University of Surrey
Guildford
GU2 7XH


Course contact details

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+44(0)1483 682222