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BA English Literature

Explore traditional English Literature alongside post-colonial literatures, cultural theory, creative writing and film.

BA English Literature / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
3 years
Typical A-level offer
Grades AAA, including English Literature, or English Language & Literature (ie. not English Language alone).
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

37 points overall (core points accepted), including 6 points in English Literature at Higher level, plus 6 in two further Higher Level subjects.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
80 / 800
How to apply
Apply through UCAS

Course overview

  • Study over one thousand years of writing in English, engaging with literary and cultural theory, studying texts in their historical contexts and reflecting on different cultures and traditions.
  • Train your imagination and your capacity to think critically and creatively about the world and your place within it while also developing your research, time management, written and oral communication skills.
  • Prepare for a wide range of careers.
  • Study at a university ranked 8th in the UK for English language and literature (QS World University Rankings 2018).

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On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £18,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Contact name
Sian Moseley
+44 (0)161 275 3107
+44 (0)161 275 3098
Academic department overview

See: About us

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