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BA (Hons)

English Literature

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Indulge your passion for English Literature and explore some of the greatest writers of all time. Become a better writer, unleash your creativity and connect with industry professionals.

On this course you’ll get to study some of the greatest works by the giants of English Literature – from Shakespeare to Dickens. Through our optional modules you’ll explore and enjoy the finest examples of literary craft in various genres from all over the world – everything from American literature to gothic, graphic novels, drama, theatre, children’s literature and fairy tales.

You’ll take an in-depth look at the relationship between literature, culture and society, and how writers through the ages have sought to interpret and represent the world around them.

As well as enjoying and critiquing other writers’ works, you’ll also get to unleash your creative side. During this course we’ll help you to grow into an accomplished writer who’s able to communicate with clarity, precision and flair.

Why study with us

  • Literature in English at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked in the top 10 nationally for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
  • Through our Live Literature Room you can share your work with others and attend specialist literary events featuring industry professionals.
  • Embark on field trips to important literary locations (such as Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters) and enjoy unmissable opportunities to see a Shakespeare play performed live.

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What you'll do

  • Gain valuable work experience with real clients through our Live Literature Room project - previous students have organised creative writing events, literary festivals and a major ‘Comicon’ event.
  • Explore literature from different periods and places, from Renaissance to Modernist and contemporary writing, and engage with theories and perspectives on gender, race and identity.
  • You’ll learn through a combination of taught lectures and group workshops, sharing ideas and engaging in lively literary and cultural debates.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

On our English Literature course we put a lot of emphasis on helping you to plan your future career. Along the way you’ll build an impressive portfolio of original writing and other creative works which you’ll be able to use to demonstrate your skills to prospective employers.

We’ll equip you with a wide range of skills and prepare you for a successful career working in the UK or overseas.

Our graduates have gone on to enjoy successful careers in fields such as journalism, the cultural and creative industries, advertising, publishing, travel and tourism, and teaching.

We currently have alumni working for major national media outlets including The Guardian, The Independent and the BBC. Others are working in digital media and government advisory roles.

If you’re interested in a career in teaching and education, we have links with a network of regional schools. You could go on to gain a PGCE in primary or secondary education, or certificates in TESOL.

There are also opportunities for further study at master’s and PhD level.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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