English Literature BA Hons - 2020 Entry

UCAS Code
Q300

Entry Year
2020 also available in 2019

A Level Requirements
AAB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

If you choose to study English Literature at Lancaster we will take you on an exciting journey through a vibrant array of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches. 

We offer a degree that is intellectually stimulating, provides a wide variety of study choice and turns out graduates with excellent employment prospects. According to the Unistats 2018 survey, 100 per cent of our students found the course intellectually stimulating. You can study writers dating from the middle ages to the present day and explore in genres and periods that particularly appeal to you. Some of the genres you may encounter include science fiction; gothic; utopia; world literature; the graphic novel; travel writing and slave narratives. You’ll discover boundless authors, some familiar and new encounters, expect to find classics like Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte and Oscar Wilde and more contemporary authors like Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Chinua Achebe, Samuel Beckett, Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy. Flexibility is built into our degree programme, meaning you can immerse yourself in English Literature or combine it with another subject such as Creative Writing, Film, English Language, History, Theatre, Religion and the Visual Arts. 

Many of our academics are internationally recognised. They are passionate about English Literature and they teach our courses from the first year onwards, meaning they are available to help you. In fact, 100% of our students said they were able to contact staff when they needed to according to Unistats data.

English Literature at Lancaster is highly ranked, achieving 9th place in the Complete University Guide and top 100 in the QS world university league table (out of 959 universities). Our keen emphasis on employment means you will develop professional skills as part of your studies: we are ranked joint first for employment among English Literature departments in the Guardian University Guide 2019. We offer a number of placement and internship opportunities, including classroom experience in schools, short placements in creative and heritage organisations and internship opportunities, as well as a placement year option.

There is a strong international emphasis to our work and you have the option to spend your second or third year at one of our prestigious partner universities in the US, Canada, Switzerland and Australia.  There are also opportunities for short study trips and overseas student exchanges.

 

 

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    If you choose to study English Literature at Lancaster we will take you on an exciting journey through a vibrant array of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches. 

    We offer a degree that is intellectually stimulating, provides a wide variety of study choice and turns out graduates with excellent employment prospects. According to the Unistats 2018 survey, 100 per cent of our students found the course intellectually stimulating. You can study writers dating from the middle ages to the present day and explore in genres and periods that particularly appeal to you. Some of the genres you may encounter include science fiction; gothic; utopia; world literature; the graphic novel; travel writing and slave narratives. You’ll discover boundless authors, some familiar and new encounters, expect to find classics like Geoffrey Chaucer, John Milton, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte and Oscar Wilde and more contemporary authors like Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Chinua Achebe, Samuel Beckett, Margaret Atwood, Jackie Kay and Carol Ann Duffy. Flexibility is built into our degree programme, meaning you can immerse yourself in English Literature or combine it with another subject such as Creative Writing, Film, English Language, History, Theatre, Religion and the Visual Arts. 

    Many of our academics are internationally recognised. They are passionate about English Literature and they teach our courses from the first year onwards, meaning they are available to help you. In fact, 100% of our students said they were able to contact staff when they needed to according to Unistats data.

    English Literature at Lancaster is highly ranked, achieving 9th place in the Complete University Guide and top 100 in the QS world university league table (out of 959 universities). Our keen emphasis on employment means you will develop professional skills as part of your studies: we are ranked joint first for employment among English Literature departments in the Guardian University Guide 2019. We offer a number of placement and internship opportunities, including classroom experience in schools, short placements in creative and heritage organisations and internship opportunities, as well as a placement year option.

    There is a strong international emphasis to our work and you have the option to spend your second or third year at one of our prestigious partner universities in the US, Canada, Switzerland and Australia.  There are also opportunities for short study trips and overseas student exchanges.

     

     

  • Entry Requirements

    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

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

      Optional

    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. 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 visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    Many of our graduates have gone on to successful postgraduate study and careers in professional fields such as publishing, journalism, writing, television and the media, teaching, and librarianship.

    Our Creative Writing graduates have published their own stories, novels, and poems with major publishers and have had their scripts produced in national festivals and on national radio. The transferable skills you gain on this degree – communication, self-expression, research and critical understanding – also open up a wide range of business and public-sector roles in areas such as marketing, advertising, law, social work and professional services. A sizeable proportion of our graduates take up employment overseas. Other graduates go onto further study, not only in English and Creative Writing, but also in Journalism, Publishing, Law, Public Relations and Business. Recent graduates have gone on to train as speech therapists, teachers of English in the UK and overseas, computer programmers and consultants, videogame storywriters, bankers, chartered accountants, personnel managers and social workers.


    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 and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2020/21 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2019 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £17,000

    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 details here: Island Students.

    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. 

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