BA (Hons) English Literature
Our English Literature BA is a diverse and stimulating degree in which you will encounter a range of different kinds of writing, from the Early Modern period to the present day.
We emphasise an ethical approach to the subject, relating the study of literature to significant contemporary themes such as environmentalism, social justice, gender equality and disability inclusion.
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Applicants who are offered a place on the course most commonly satisfy one of the following requirements:
- 112 UCAS tariff points (single and joint honours), including a minimum grade C at A2 English
- Accredited Access and Foundation Courses
- Mature Entry Route
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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- Literary Forms and Genres
- Exploring the Canon
- Ways of Reading, Ways of Writing
- Places and Spaces
- Bodies and Beings
- Writing Worcester Past and Present
- Optional language modules
- Exploding the Canon: Literary Theory and Practice
- Movement and Migration
- Politics, Sex and Identity in the Early Modern World
- Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen
- Gothic and Romantic Literature
- Spaces of Modernity
- Children's Literature
- Work Project
- Optional language modules
- Independent Research Project (Single Honours)
- Justice and Revenge: from Tragedy to the Western
- Postcolonial Encounters
- Writing and the Environment
- War and Conflict
- Gendering Voices
- Partnerships and Rivalries
- Literatures and Cultures: International Explorations
- Queer Bodies, Queer Texts
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
You are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, small and large group discussions, online forums and workshops.
- Tuition fee for full-time students: £9,250 per year
- Tuition fee for part-time students: £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 credit module.
- Tuition fee for full-time students: £13,100 per year
Throughout the course, there is a focus on developing employability for careers in English Literature. This includes work experience opportunities, a credited work project module, and a career and professional development module. Students also have the opportunity to study abroad for a semester.
Many students progress to careers requiring good communication skills such as Public Relations, or develop research careers with media or publishing companies. Those graduates who achieve particularly good results in their first degree may choose to progress to a Masters course. This then often leads to a career as a researcher or further study to PhD.
About this institute
University of Worcester
Founded in 1946, the University of Worcester is a public campus based university located in the charming city of Worcester - where lively city culture and idyllic rural beauty combine to offer the best of both worlds. The University of...
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