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BA World Literatures at The University of Manchester
BA World Literatures
Study a wide range of literature from around the world, covering periods from the ancient era to the present day.

BA World Literatures / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Arts with Honours
3 years
Typical A-level offer


Typical International Baccalaureate offer
37 points overall (core points accepted), including 6 points in English Literature (or other subject with an emphasis on literary studies) at Higher level, plus 6 in two further Higher Level subjects.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • Engage with an immense range of literatures - from ancient to contemporary, and from Asia, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, as well as Europe.
  • Develop your research, time management, written and oral communication skills on a course that prepares you for a wide range of careers.
  • Enjoy literary events through our Literature Live series and the Manchester Literature Festival, all in a UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Learn at a top 10 UK university for English language and literature (QS World University Rankings 2017).

Open days

The University holds open days regularly (usually in June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.

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

Find out more about open days on the School website .


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
Katie Cowey
+44 (0)161 306 1252
Academic department overview

See: About us

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