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English Literature (Q66) Open University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: The Open University

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Course summary

If you are interested in reading between the lines, and being challenged by new ideas and ways of seeing, then this course is for you. English literature is a broad, accessible and important subject. On this course you'll study an exciting range of texts from many different periods and settings, including novels, drama and poetry, and discover an exciting variety of approaches for reading and interpreting them. You will develop your skills of analysis and communication, which will enable you to take a fresh look at familiar texts, and to encounter new texts and ideas with confidence.

Key features of the course

  • Learn how to analyse a wide range of texts including novels, drama and poetry

  • Discover the historical and cultural contexts that have shaped English literature

  • Explore the work of some famous authors alongside some lesser known but equally fascinating writers

  • Have the option of studying creative writing or English language alongside English literature

  • Develop advanced skills in analysis, evaluation, communication and critical thinking that are highly valued in the workplace

  • Registration is expected to open in March 2020 for courses starting from October 2020.

Course details

Modules

This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits.

You’ll start Stage 1 with a broad introduction to the arts and humanities followed by up to two modules chosen from a variety of subjects. Next, in Stage 2, you’ll study two compulsory literature modules exploring different approaches to reading texts and developing your skills of literary analysis. Finally, in Stage 3, you’ll complete your degree with one advanced literature module that'll extend and develop your knowledge of, and engagement with, English literature. You'll also choose one module from options in literature, creative writing and English language.

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

There are no qualification requirements for this course.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £18,072 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6,048 Whole course
Scotland £6,048 Whole course
Wales £6,048 Whole course

Additional fee information

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