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Key information

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  • UCAS Course Code

    QW34

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    40th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    57th

    7 (English)
  • Entry Standards

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

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    128

  • Graduate Prospects

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

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    63

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

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

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    3.90

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    OCT-20

Course Summary

Explore the creative dynamics between writing and performance on the page, on the stage, and on the screen.English Literature was one of the first university departments in the UK to study American and Canadian authors such as Margaret Atwood. We continue this tradition with a curriculum that includes the best of contemporary writing from Britain, America and the Caribbean. The Department of Film, Theatre & Television pioneered the study of film in UK higher education, and we continue to lead in the range and breadth of the modules we offer.You will learn about film from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to the present day, from contemporary Hollywood to avant-garde cinema, together with new forms of digital entertainment and video art. Theatre modules present you with the opportunity to study the work of playwrights such as Caryl Churchill, Sarah Kane, and Samuel Beckett. You will investigate a range of contemporary practices from popular forms of theatre to the latest performance art.Our teaching is a dynamic mix of theory and practice with optional modules that include group-based practical projects. You will have access to a studio with multi-camera facilities, a talk-back system and Chroma key, and a studio gallery linked to the theatres for live filming and mixing work. We provide industry-standard software and support from dedicated technicians, and all spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art multimedia equipment and lighting. More than 80 performances, films and television programmes are created in the department each year, offering multiple opportunities to develop your technical or performance skills. Our partnerships and connections with the contemporary creative world help you gain a rich and critically informed knowledge of the techniques that shape creative practice today.English Literature modules will enable you to examine in greater detail authors and genres that you already know (from tragedy to Gothic, from Shakespeare and Dickens to Plath and Beckett), and also introduce you to aspects of literary studies that you may not know so well, from children’s literature to publishing studies and the history of the book. Our academics have published research on everything from medieval poetry to contemporary Caribbean and American fiction, and they will help you to develop your own literary interests. Throughout your degree you will be thinking about the career choices and we help you put in place the skills and experience that you need to launch that career. Our innovative placement scheme gives you the chance to undertake an academic placement in commerce, industry or the arts. You can also take a placement module on languages and literature in heritage, in education, and in the media. Students on our "Communications at work" module also undertake a short placement to explore the ways in which the skills and knowledge gained in their studies have direct application to the workplace.**Careers**You will enter the job market with highly-developed research and communication skills; you will know how to access reliable information on any topic and how to present your findings in clear and persuasive language. Your practical work and group projects give you experience of project management and collaborative working. You will have the critical and cultural awareness necessary for working in the public sector and the media.Our graduates go into many walks of life from performing arts, journalism, the media, or teaching to law, business administration, web-design and advertising. Some decide to continue their studies at postgraduate level: our MA in Samuel Beckett would be an excellent way to further your studies in both English literature, film and theatre. Past graduates have gone on to work for employers such

Entry Requirements

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

Grades / Points

BBB

Details

A level English Literature or a related subject at grade B. Related subjects: English Language & Literature, English Language, Drama & Theatre Studies, Creative Writing.

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

40th

About this University

The University of Reading is one of the UK's leading research-intensive universities and is ranked 205 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). It has over 150 years of history, with origins as a University of Oxford extension college.

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Pepper Lane

Reading

RG6 6AH

UNITED KINGDOM