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BA English Literature

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  • Objectives
    This degree introduces the development of British poetry, drama and prose from the medieval period to the 20th century within the context of a wideranging examination of their place in the history and contemporary practice of literature. You will study writers ranging from Chaucer to Jeanette Winterson, from Jane Austen to Derek Walcott. There is a particular focus on the Renaissance and on the complex relationship between literature and historical and social change in the 17th and 19th centuries. In the Third Year you will consider the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries as products of their culture and as plays for the modern stage. You will also take a module in either modern or eighteenth-century literature
  • Entry requirements
    General university admissions requirements All applicants must possess a minimum level of competence in English Language and in Mathematics or a Science. A pass at Grade C or above in GCSE English Language and in Mathematics or a Science, or an equivalent qualification, fulfils this requirement. For some courses, requirements are above this University minimum, so you should check the relevant course-specific entry requirements in our hard copy prospectus which you can order online or browse on our online directory. We usually ask for candidates to show a broad base of study at GCSE level (or equivalent) with passes in at least five subjects from a range of disciplines.
  • Academic Title
    BA English Literature
  • Course description
    BA English Literature


    Year One

    -Modes of Reading.
    -The Epic Tradition.
    -Medieval to Renaissance Literature.
    -Literature in the Modern World, or students may take a literary course in a foreign language, where qualified, or take Italian for Beginners or Spanish for Beginners.

    Year Two

    -Romantic and Victorian Poetry.
    -17th-Century Literature and Culture.
    -The European Novel, The European Theatre, Literary and Cultural Theory or US Writing and Culture 1780-1920.

    Year Three

    -Shakespeare and Selected Dramatists of his Time.
    -European Theatre or Literary and Cultural Theory, US Writing and Culture 1780-1920 or a Period of English Literature

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