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Philosophy and English Literature [with Placement year] BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Study Philosophy and English literature together and learn to make your point of view stand out with substance, as well as style.You’ll consider big questions such as ‘Who are we?’, ‘What can we know?’, and ‘What should we do to lead worthwhile lives?’and discover how great minds have tried to answer them.Alongside this, you’ll explore how English literature is shaped by its historical and cultural context, and how, in turn, it influencesreaders and society. In doing this you’ll also explore other subjects such as history, politics, religion, psychology and history ofart.Your studies will be supported by our expert lecturers, who offer one-to-one tutoring and personalised feedback. This supporthelped our philosophy courses rank first in the UK in the National Student Survey 2020, and top in the UK for “Satisfied withFeedback) (The Guardian University Guide 2021 ).You can also choose to focus on areas of particular interest to you, such as Victorian literature, poetry, contemporary fiction, andthe work of philosophers including Kant, Descartes and Heidegger.You’ll gain valuable research skills by using bibliographies, databases and information technology to answer important questionsabout literature and you’ll also develop your problem solving, critical thinking and judgement skills by analysing majorphilosophical ideasThese are important skills, with the World Economic Forum ranking complex problem solving and critical thinking among the topten skills needed to succeed in today’s job market. As a Philosophy and English Literature graduate you’ll have a wide range ofcareers open to you and you can take an optional placement year to discover what sort of role you’re best suited to.You can also engage in philosophical discussions and debates through our student-led Philosophy Society, attend events suchas our Royal Institute of Philosophy lecture series or boost your employability by learning a language with our Anglia LanguageProgramme.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,900per year

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Entry requirements

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A level :

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.


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Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 106 3

    48th out of 52 1

  • Entry standards

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    104 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    53 53%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    106 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%



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