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If you have a passion for literature, we have a challenging course that will inspire you in your reading and develop your critical and imaginative abilities. The English course at Cambridge balances a strong grounding in the core of English literature with the chance to explore literature from around the world, other art forms, the English language, and related intellectual traditions. You're taught by some of the most eminent writers and thinkers who, between them, teach and research almost every aspect of literature.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 October*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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Typical A Level offer: A*AA
All Colleges require: A Level English Literature (English Literature and Language or English Language may be accepted as a substitute at some Colleges)
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||40 - 42 points||
776 at Higher Level
All Colleges require: Higher Level English Literature (English Literature and Language or English Language may be accepted as a substitute at some Colleges)
Other qualifications at a level equivalent to A Levels and IB Higher Levels - including Scottish Advanced Highers, Welsh qualifications, the Irish Leaving Certificate, and a range of European and overseas qualifications - are also accepted. Please see the guidance at: www.cam.ac.uk/entrancerequirements.
Applicants are required to take the ELAT written assessment in late October at an authorised assessment centre local to them (for most students, your local assessment centre is likely to be your own school/college). Please note that your assessment centre must register you for the ELAT (you can't register yourself) by 15 October - if you're not registered by this date, you won't be able to take the ELAT and your application to the University of Cambridge won't be valid (www.cam.ac.uk/assessment).
Additional entry requirements
English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT)