English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of the West of England

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Full-time | Frenchay Campus | 4 Years | 14-SEP-20
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    12 (English)
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    BA (Hons)

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Course Summary


Why study English literature?

A degree in English literature indulges your love of reading and provides intellectual challenge. It's also practical preparation for a broad range of careers in the cultural industries - one of Britain's most exciting, diverse and internationally recognised fields. Graduates in English literature are highly employable, and can show clear evidence of excellent communication, critical and analytical skills.

Why UWE Bristol?

BA(Hons) English Literature shows you how literature is essential to understanding global culture and society. The core modules focus on the practical, visible impact of literature on the world, with integral fields trips giving you the chance to apply what you're learning in a very tangible sense; Explore literary texts from the English Renaissance to the 21st century, and learn to critically engage with diverse global voices and concerns.

Study in a collaborative environment, working with academics who are passionate about their subject and value your contribution to in-class discussions. Gain valuable experience on the placement module and get an insight into the workplace to help you make informed decisions about your career. The course consistently ranks highly in the National Student Survey (NSS), thanks to the quality of the teaching and our inspiring staff, who are active researchers and experts in their field, and will support you throughout your studies.

Where can it take me?

You'll graduate with sought-after skills in communication, research, problem-solving, team-work, critical thinking, independence and self-motivation. The door will be open to exciting careers in the cultural industries, the media or the arts, working in marketing, editing, publishing or teaching. The academic rigour of the course also prepares you well for further study at postgraduate level.


Graduates in English literature are highly employable, thanks to their strong skills for employment and broad knowledge base. The course builds transferable skills into the modules you study and encourages you to apply them at every opportunity, including on field trips.

Former students have gone on to work as marketing executives, content managers for publishers, HR recruitment consultants, and teachers in primary, secondary and further education. Many choose to continue their studies with postgraduate degrees in English and related subjects.

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No specific subjects required. Points from A-Level General Studies and AS-Level subjects (not taken onto full A-Level) can be included towards overall tariff. You must have a minimum of two A-Levels.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

The University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE Bristol) is one of the largest providers of higher education in South West England. There has been strong emphasis over the years on building close partnerships with businesses and organisations locally, nationally and internationally.


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