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This varied and engaging course allows you to explore a vast range of texts, concepts and themes within English literature. From novels to poetry, drama to non-fiction you'll undertake in-depth textual study, gaining advanced skills in interpretation, critical analysis and reasoning.
You'll also explore the historical, social and cultural contexts of the texts you study. You'll discover the development of English literature though time, exploring changes in techniques and discourse used by writers.
You could study literature from Old English to contemporary and postcolonial narratives, from Jane Austen and Shakespeare to African literature and world theatre. Medieval romances, Renaissance humanism, Romantic poetry and the digital humanities are just some of the specialist areas in the variety we offer.
This flexible degree offers you broad knowledge of literature in English and allows you to specialise in topics that interest you – all while you develop transferable skills that employers seek.
How to apply
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.
|A level||AAA||including English (Literature, Language or Language and Literature)|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. The Access course must follow a Humanities pathway and/or include English modules. An interview and a piece of written work may be required.|
|Scottish Higher||AA in Advanced Highers including English and AABBB in Highers or A in Advanced Highers English and AAABB in Highers|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M1||including D3 in English|
|Extended Project||Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be AAB at A Level including A in English (Literature, Language or Language and Literature) and grade A in the EPQ.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||35 points overall with 17 at Higher Level including 6 in English at Higher Level|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2||including H2 in English|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.|
European Baccalaureate: 85% with 85% in English
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||with no less than 6.0 in any component.|
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
See alternative English language qualifications we accept.