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English Literature BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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Full-time | Main Site | 3 Years | 14-SEP-20
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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    Q301

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    53rd

    2
  • Subject Ranking

    62nd

    1 (English)
  • Entry Standards

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    101

  • Graduate Prospects

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    75

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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    4.07

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    14-SEP-20

Course Summary

**Overview**Portsmouth is the perfect place to study literature. Charles Dickens was born here, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called these streets home, and Rudyard Kipling’s work was inspired by his early years in the city.On this BA (Hons) English Literature degree course, you’ll examine literature from classics to the contemporary, and become an expert in reading, analysing and discussing the written works that inspire you.You’ll emerge with a skill set that’s sought after for careers in the arts, publishing and media. The critical thinking, reading and analytical abilities you'll develop will also set you up for postgraduate study or roles in areas like teaching and politics.**What you'll experience**On this English Literature degree course you’ll:- Build your knowledge of literature, from Shakespeare to the present day, and across genres from crime writing to magical realism- Learn from staff who are undertaking research in this field, ensuring you keep abreast of the latest developments- Tailor your studies to the areas of literature that excite you the most, choosing modules that match your interests- Develop analytical reading, presentation and team-work skills that’ll serve you in your future career- Get plenty of one-on-one sessions with your personal tutorYou can also:- Meet high-profile figures in the literary world and attend a reception at our annual Literary Prizes and Public Acclaim event- Develop personal and professional contacts locally and further afield through our work-related modules**Optional pathways**There are optional pathways through this degree that let you combine your literature studies with another interest. These pathways lead to the following exit awards when you finish the course:- BA (Hons) English Literature with History- BA (Hons) English Literature with Media Studies**Careers and opportunities**A degree in English literature is a great foundation for a career in the arts. Graduate employers also value the sophisticated analytical and presentational skills you'll develop on this course.What can you do with an English Literature degree?After the course, you could work in areas such as:- advertising- journalism- arts and media- public relations- copywriting- teaching- researchYou could also study at postgraduate level.Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job or course that puts your skills to work. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Entry Requirements

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  • A level
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
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  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
  • Access to HE Diploma
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5

Details

96-112 Tariff points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, to include English.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

53rd

About this University

The University of Portsmouth gives students the support they need to go beyond what they think is possible – inspired by researchers working on world-changing projects. With work placements, simulation suites, and careers expertise too, it's no surprise that this university is rated Gold in the UK Government's Teaching Excellence Framework.

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Portsmouth

PO1 2UP

UNITED KINGDOM