Join us to share your enthusiasm for English Literature. Our innovative course includes the study of traditional figures such as Shakespeare and Dickens alongside options in American literature and culture, gothic, graphic novels, drama, theatre, film, children’s literature and the fairy tale. You’ll learn about the relationship between literature and culture, understanding the vital role played by literary productions in interpreting the world around us. You’ll also learn to communicate with clarity and precision in oral and written forms, appreciating the value of aesthetic qualities in all modes of human interaction. You can participate in a Live Literature project – our students have organised creative writing events, worked with literary festivals and book awards, as well as organising a major ‘Comicon’ event.
Full-time: three years. Part-time: five years.
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Modules provide you with a good overview of Literature which will support your learning throughout your degree – you also have the opportunity to take an elective in another subject.
You will also take an option in either American Literature or Creative Writing and an elective from a variety of subjects.
You will have four compulsory modules – and can select from options in Literature and Creative Writing, and an elective from another subject. In this year you will also participate in a project-based module, to develop and enhance your employability skills:
You’ll also take an additional module from our suite of options:
Plus an elective in a variety of subjects.
In your final year, there is greater flexibility for you to select options, in addition to the compulsory modules which you need to complete the single honours programme.
And you also take an additional 60 credits (generally three modules of 20 credits each) from our suite of options:
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction. English or related subject at A2 required.
Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 7.0 with no score lower than 6.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
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BA (Hons) English Literary Studies (1998)
A passion for the English literature and an appreciation of the transferable skills an English Literature degree would give him lead Scott to UCLan, and set him on the road to holding political office and becoming an award-winning author.
BA (Hons) English Literature, 2016 and MA Publishing, 2017
After completing a BA (Hons) English Literature at UCLan in 2016, Kate was attracted to continuing her learning. She felt that studying a master’s course in Publishing was a better option than unpaid work experience in London. It would prepare her more for working in the publishing industry and enhance her employability.
This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at The University of Central Lancashire on our Student Contract page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.