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English Literature BA (Hons)

Cardiff University

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    Q306

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    26th

    7
  • Subject Ranking

    32nd

    4 (English)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    151

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    68

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.97

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    SEP-20

Course Summary

English literature at Cardiff has long enjoyed an international reputation for its teaching and research. But more than this – we pride ourselves on nurturing a friendly, personalised and supportive environment for our students. We aim for the best and for success in all we do.Our curriculum offers access to the whole span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century. Nor is the curriculum restricted to the printed word – we are intrigued by the connections between literature and film, art, music, history, language and popular culture, and our teaching reflects these interests.There are no compulsory modules in English literature at Cardiff after year one. We give you choice – but we also give you the skills and knowledge to make informed decisions from a diverse range of options which includes creative writing.You are free to follow a traditional programme covering multiple periods and genres or to build a more distinctive mix of modules combining literary study with analysis of other cultural forms.As a student in the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff you will be taught by leading researchers in English literature in modules that reflect the cutting edge of the discipline.Cardiff is a splendid city in which to spend your undergraduate years. Our commitment is to make those years intellectually stimulating and academically rewarding.Distinctive featuresThe distinctive features of the course include:•teaching across the whole chronological and geographical span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century•research-led teaching, enabling you to engage with new ideas that are helping to shape the future of the discipline•flexibility - after year one there are no compulsory modules•a reputation for theoretically informed reading, bringing texts from all periods into dialogue with contemporary concerns about gender, identity, sexuality, nationality, race, the body, the environment and digital technology•a strong tradition in creative writing, taught by writers making their mark on today’s culture

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Extended Project
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grades / Points

BBB–ABB

Details

Grade B in English Literature or English Literature and Language or Creative Writing. Also excludes General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Tuition Fees

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£9,000 per year

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University information

University Ranking

26th

About this University

Cardiff University was founded in 1883. It is based in and around Cardiff's elegant civic centre, 5 minutes' walk from the city centre. Academic buildings, student residences and the Students' Union are within a short walk of each other. Cardiff is the only Russell Group university in Wales.

Address

Main Site - Cardiff

30-36 Newport Road

Cardiff

CF24 0DE

UNITED KINGDOM