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BA (Hons)

English Literature (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

Study the greats of English Literature, such as Shakespeare and Dickens, and gain key skills in analysis and communication.

Why study with us

  • Top
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Literature in English) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 8th
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Literature in English) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Choose spend a semester or full year abroad. We have exchange agreements with universities in many countries.
  • Access our Live Literature Room, where you’ll share your work with peers and attend events and literary readings from industry insiders.
  • You’ll get the opportunity to explore major literary centres, such as Paris, and the relationship between literature and place.

What you'll do

  • Learn from industry experts as we regularly invite in writers and guest speakers such as Caryl Phillips and Jacqueline Wilson.
  • Study abroad as part of your course – we have a scheme where you can choose to spend a semester or year abroad, with exchange agreements with universities in many countries.
  • Explore literature from around the globe and gain valuable work experience with real clients through our Live Literature Room project.
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I love the course because of the variety of texts you study. The options are so interesting and help support the core modules well.
Erica Fletcher
BA (Hons) English Literature
United Kingdom

Future careers

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
Full-time£16,500 per year
First year£5,000 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£17,250 for the first year
Full-time£17,325 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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