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English and United States Literature (Including Year Abroad) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Vibrant. Experimental. Supportive. Literature at Essex has a great tradition of nurturing writers and thinkers. From past giants such as Robert Lowell, Ted Berrigan and Ben Okri who have shaped literature as we know it, to prize-winning contemporary writers such as Professors Derek Walcott and Marina Warner, Essex has always attracted people who are at the heart of defining and redefining literature. So come and study with us and find your voice. You experience a varied and flexible curriculum focused on the study of English and United States literatures, encompassing several genres and periods. In your first year, a core module on United States literature allows you to study classic texts regarded as establishing US literature as a specific literature from English. This study helps you answer questions like: what is American literature? What makes writing in the US different from other writing in the English language? Modules in your second and third years allow you to study major texts, problems and issues in 20th century United States literature, while optional modules mean you can choose topics of interest to you, like film, myth, postcolonial literature or science fiction.Essex has always been a major centre for American Studies, and our expertise across literature, film, art, history and politics allows you to unravel and understand the complexities of US society and the American dream. Your reading can take you beyond the US and Britain to the rest of the Americas and Europe; at Essex you don’t just study English Literature, you study world literature in English. You spend your third year studying abroad allowing you to experience other cultures and languages, to broaden your degree socially and academically, and to demonstrate to employers that you are mature, adaptable, and organised.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,850per year

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University information

University of Essex

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 16 1

    38th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    107 60%

    11th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    60 60%

    7th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    6th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    115 57%

    49th

    6
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%

    17th

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    77th

    8

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