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English Literature BA (Hons)

York St John University

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UCAS CODE: Q300

Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Our English Literature experts are experienced researchers, readers and writers, who are ready to help you make connections between the written word and the real world. We give you the skills and opportunities to become a sophisticated reader and critic of a wide range of literary material, covering different genres, eras and cultures. You’ll also develop personal and professional skills to enhance your career prospects, such as independent learning, advanced analytical reading and increased confidence as a writer and critic.York has a rich literary history and has been home to authors such as W.H Auden as well as contemporary writers such as Kate Atkinson. It is an exciting place to study Literature. Each year the York Literature Festival runs in partnership with York St John University and in recent years the Festival has attracted authors including Margaret Atwood, Germaine Greer, Will Self, Polly Toynbee, Ian McMillan and Michel Faber. English Literature students have the chance to access workshops, writing sessions and readings.This course also gives you the opportunity to gain professional experience on our dedicated employability module. You’ll explore your literary interests and shape your own degree from a wide range of different modules, with the opportunity to try new forms of writing and be assessed in a range of ways (with no exams). Assessments might involve writing research essays and producing blog posts and reviews, to curating your own online exhibition. You’ll have the chance to participate in field trips throughout your degree. Past trips have included London, Whitby and Stratford-Upon-Avon, as well as working with local institutions, including the prestigious York Theatre Royal. By working with recognised academic specialists in their respective fields and gaining a range of real-world experience you’ll be well-placed to pursue a variety of careers.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,750per year

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UCAS Points : 96 - 112

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University information

York St John University

  • University League Table

    103rd

  • Campus address

    York St John University, Lord Mayor's Walk, York, York, YO31 7EX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    95th out of 106 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    99 48%

    87th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    78th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.16 83%

    36th

    18

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