English Literature BA (Hons)

Whatever your favourite period, you will find something to fascinate you on this course following the development of English Literature from the tales of Chaucer and plays of Shakespeare to the poems of Benjamin Zephaniah and the novels of Monica Ali. On the way you will explore the Restoration, the 18th Century, Romantics and Victorians.

Options include poetry and poetics, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, American literature and creative writing, Gothic stories, Irish literature, children’s fiction, world literature and histories of perception.

You will also have plenty of opportunity to develop your own critical or creative voice with a final dissertation choice of an extended essay on your preferred subject or a portfolio of your own creative writing.

You will work in small groups, guided by expert lecturers and develop valuable transferable skills including communication and debating, to enhance your career opportunities.

BA (Hons) Award
October Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration
Q320 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

We will consider you as an individual and take into account all elements of your application, not just your qualifications. We are looking for breadth and depth in your current studies and enthusiasm for the subject you wish to study.

UCAS has introduced a new tariff for courses starting from September 2017. This means the points you will be asked for are different to previous years but the grades you receive have not changed.

At least 80 points with 64 points from 2 A level passes at C or above.

At least 80 points with 64 from Merit Merit in two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas or one BTEC Diploma.

At least 80 points with Merit Merit Pass in the BTEC Extended Diploma.

A completed Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Equivalent qualifications such as Irish Leaving Certificate, OCR Nationals, International Baccalaureate and CACHE Level 3 awards.

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