English Literature and Religious Studies BA Hons - 2020 Entry

UCAS Code
QV36

Entry Year
2020

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

  • 1st
    For Creative Writing (Joint) The Complete University Guide (2020)
  • 6th
    For Theology and Religious Studies The Complete University Guide (2020)
  • 6th
    For Religious Studies & Theology The Guardian University Guide (2020)

Course Overview

The wide range of topics covered by Lancaster’s English Literature and Religious Studies degree gives you the opportunity to focus on the areas that are of most interest to you. You’ll be taught by academic staff with a national and international reputation for their research, who are passionate about their subjects and keen to support your interests. 

You’ll study a wide range of English and other literatures, scrutinise major writers and hear present-day writers discuss their work. In Religious Studies you’ll explore the history of religions and specialise in the study of religion in the modern world.

You’ll start your degree with courses including English Literature and Religions of the Modern World. In your second and third years, you’ll be able to choose from a selection of English Literature modules and take options such as The Theory and Practice of Criticism, Literature and Film, Shakespeare, Media, Religion and Politics; Religion and Society, and Cross-Cultural Ethics.

In the most recent national research assessment (REF 2014) English at Lancaster was ranked third for research power, behind only Oxford and Cambridge in this field. Religious Studies, as part of the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, was ranked first in the UK for research impact.

Entry Requirements

Grade Requirements

A Level AAB

Required Subjects A level English Literature or A level English Language and Literature grade A

IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

Other Qualifications

International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in a HL Literature subject

BTEC Considered alongside A level English Literature or A level English Language and Literature grade A

We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme to complement your main specialism. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster please visit our Teaching and Learning section.

The following courses do not offer modules outside of the subject area due to the structured nature of the programmes: Architecture, Law, Physics, Engineering, Medicine, Sports and Exercise Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and Biomedical Science.

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, and the University will make every reasonable effort to offer modules as advertised. In some cases changes may be necessary and may result in some combinations being unavailable, for example as a result of student feedback, timetabling, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes and new research.

Year 1

    Core

    Optional

Year 2

    Core

    Optional

Year 3

    Optional

Careers

Careers

In an increasingly multicultural society and global world, graduates with knowledge of other faiths, beliefs, philosophies and cultures are valued by prospective employers. Your degree will also support you in developing a wide range of interpersonal and communication skills, including an enquiring mind and confident analytical skills. All of these will prepare you for your chosen career path.

Many of our graduates go on to careers in publishing and the media, teaching and librarianship. Others find roles in business, administration and professional services, where their skills of self-expression and critical understanding of complex information are equally valued.

Some of our English Literature and Philosophy graduates go on to take higher degrees, at Lancaster or other institutions.

Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

Fees and Funding

Fees

Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.

Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2020/21 are:

UK/EU Overseas
£9,250 £18,700

Undergraduate tuition fees

For students starting at the University for the 2020 session, subsequent year’s fees may be subject to increases. UK fees are set by the UK Government annually. For international applicants, any annual increase will be capped at 4% of the previous year’s fee. For more information about tuition fees, including fees for Study Abroad and Work Placements, please visit our undergraduate tuition fees page.

Applicants from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more information about this on our Island Fees page.

Funding

For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

Download the course booklet to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach English Literature and what you'll study as an English Literature student.

If you are applying for 2019 entry, please contact the Department for the 2019 subject guide.

Download the course booklet to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Religious Studies and what you'll study as a Religious Studies student.

If you are applying for 2019 entry, please contact the Department for the 2019 subject guide.

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Important Information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2020/21 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication. The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses.

In the event of a course being withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date information before you submit your application. Further legal information.

The amount of time you spend in lectures, seminars and similar will differ from year to year. Taken as an average over all years of the course, you will spend an average of 6.5 hours per week in lectures, seminars and similar during term time.

A broad range of assessments methods will be used throughout the degree. As a guide, 60% of assessment is by coursework over the duration of the course.

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