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English Literature Diploma of Higher Education

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Our DipHE course is a gateway to a full BA (Hons) English Literature degree, so if you're successful in your foundation year, you can transfer onto the full three-year programme if you wish.Based at the University of Cumbria's beautiful Ambleside campus you will study English Literature surrounded by the iconic scenery which inspired some of Britain's greatest writers - including Wordsworth, Ransome, Potter and Ruskin.You'll explore the development of English Literature from the Renaissance to the present in global and regional contexts, in a landscape which has been a source of inspiration to generations of poets and writers, and which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.This is not your average English Literature course - it's much more. You will consider how literature helps us reflect on key contemporary concerns, including the current environmental crisis.**Your Career with an English Literature Degree**A DipHE in English Literature suits a range of careers demanding high-level analytical, interpretative, written and oral communication skills. Most of the students enrolled on the DipHE programme progress onto and complete the full BA (Hons) English Literature degree. Recent graduates from the BA have gone into teaching, lecturing, the cultural heritage sector, and work with major national organisations and companies. Many English Literature graduates use their degree as the basis for further study and training in order to pursue high-level graduate work in a wide variety of fields.**Why choose University of Cumbria**You’ll write essays, just as you would on any other English Literature degree but in addition, you’ll also develop the skills required for the contemporary workplace by scripting and recording a mock radio programme, designing a webpage, and even submitting a ‘job application’ assessed by academic and careers staff.- Unique opportunity to study a rich body of literary and non-literary texts within the geographical landscape which inspired them- Excellent working relationships with literary and cultural organisations such as Brantwood and the Wordsworth Trust- Your studies are enriched by field trips to places which inspired some of Britain's greatest writers- Taught by tutors who all research and publish in their specialist areas- Small class sizes enable us to guide and work closely with you throughout your studies- Opportunities to get involved with local literary festivals and Cumbria’s rich cultural scene- Boost your job prospects by developing contemporary communication skills**Year 1** - All students follow a common pathway in the first year, providing a solid foundation for the study of English Literature and developing a range of skills in critical and cultural analysis.You'll have the opportunity to study a wide variety of texts drawn from different cultures, regions, and socio-historical contexts, and to explore the treatment of literature and literary topics within the contemporary media industry.**Year 2** - You'll develop a more in-depth understanding of major shifts in the development of an English literary tradition, focusing on significant literary periods, contexts, and developments.This will be coupled with increasing your knowledge of the development of English Literature, which will also equip you to cover the National Curriculum, should you be interested in teaching at a later stage.Plus, you'll examine how literary texts live on today by applying knowledge of literature to real-world contexts. You'll visit and study a regional cultural heritage site to gain insights into the cultural heritage industry. You'll also develop a deeper awareness of environmental debates through literature.And, you'll have the opportunity to develop new skills, including designing and producing a webpage.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    106th out of 106 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    42 42%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%



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