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English Literature and American Studies BA (Hons)

University of Manchester

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UCAS CODE: QT37

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

BA English Literature and American Studies gives you the opportunity to combine the study of American literatures, history, and culture, with a wider exploration of the literatures of the world and training in English Studies.As well as providing you with access to the traditional range of English Literature modules, which encompass the Anglo-Saxon period through to the contemporary novel, this degree will also give you grounding in the methods and debates of American Studies, providing you with a large palette of analytical tools.You will be introduced to the political, legal, and administrative frameworks of US politics and society, and become familiarised with a raft of concepts that have obvious wider reach in contemporary global society. These include:- mass incarceration;- inequality;- poverty;- racial stratification;- the logics of policing;- the changing nature of work and leisure;- radical organising;- military power;- cultural imperialism;- environmental policies;- urban politics.Working with such concepts will help to refine your critical perspectives on literature, encouraging you to place such works within broader historical, political, and cultural patterns.By working with materials taken from the worlds of film, music, and cultural debate, you will also come to think about where the boundaries of literature might lie.Students on this programme are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunities for study abroad, especially with our partner institutions in North America and Europe. Find out more about our North American partners and European partners .You'll also become part of a thriving community of students, lecturers and writers at The University of Manchester, based in the heart of a UNESCO City of Literature that has produced some of the world's greatest writers and has a thriving literature and arts scene, including major events like Manchester Literature Festival.

Application deadline

15 January

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A level : AAB

Grades AAB, including Grade A in English Literature, or English Language & Literature (i.e. not English Language alone).General Studies is welcomed but is not normally included as part of the standard offer. A-level exams should be taken at the same sitting, after no more than two years of study. If you have studied an advanced curriculum, where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor. We may also require further information, in order to

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 16

    13th out of 100 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    141 80%

    2nd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    5th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.00 80%

    8th

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    164 81%

    13th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    28th

    11
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    72nd

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