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At the University of Cumbria’s beautiful Ambleside campus you will study English Literature surrounded by the iconic scenery which inspired some of Britain’s greatest writers – including Wordsworth, Ransome, Potter and Ruskin.
You’ll explore the development of English Literature from the Renaissance to the present in global and regional contexts, in a landscape which has been a source of inspiration to generations of poets and writers, and which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Our DipHE course is a gateway to a full BA (Hons) English Literature degree, so if you’re successful in your foundation year, you can transfer onto the full three-year programme if you wish.
This is not your average English Literature course – it’s much more. You will consider how literature helps us reflect on key contemporary concerns, including the current environmental crisis.
Why choose University of Cumbria
This is not your average English Literature course – it’s much more.
You’ll write essays, just as you would on any other English Literature degree, but in addition you’ll also develop the skills required for the contemporary workplace by scripting and recording a mock radio programme, designing a webpage, and even submitting a ‘job application’ assessed by academic and careers staff.
Unique opportunity to study a rich body of literary and non-literary texts within the geographical landscape which inspired them
Excellent working relationships with literary and cultural organisations such as Brantwood and the Wordsworth Trust
Your studies are enriched by field trips to places which inspired some of Britain's greatest writers
Taught by tutors who all research and publish in their specialist areas
Small class sizes enable us to guide and work closely with you throughout your studies
Opportunities to get involved with local literary festivals and Cumbria’s rich cultural scene
- Boost your job prospects by developing contemporary communication skills
You’ll study at the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District National Park. Here you will explore critical ideas about the relationship between the creative imagination and place, and about literature and the environment. You’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the specific locations which have inspired and which continue to inspire writers, as well as to engage with cultural heritage organisations.
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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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
|UCAS Tariff||56 - 72 points||Preferably with English Literature at Level 3|
|A level||CD - DDD|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||
M: 24 credits
P: 21 credits
|60 credits, 45 graded at Level 3|
|Scottish Higher||DDDD - CCDD|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|