BA English Literature

4.2
18 reviews
  • So far, my experience has been wonderful. It's been great to meet new people and hear their stories and experiences.
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  • It's work hard play hard. There is so much to do and so little time! The uni run 'give it a go' sessions so you can always try out something new!
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  • It's been great! I love that my lecturers are as equally passionate about the subject. The university is very supportive of any personal issues and goes above and beyond to help people. I love it so much!
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Bachelor's degree

In Norwich

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Description

  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Norwich

Literature at UEA is vivid, contentious and alive: muddled up with passion, politics and play. Our BA in English Literature gives you a first-class grounding in literature from the middle-ages to the present, while challenging you to respond to your reading in inventive ways.


Whether handling fifteenth-century manuscripts in the Norwich archives, converting the argument of an eighteenth-century sonnet into the language of a political pamphlet, or writing your own critical introduction to a novel published only last year, your apprenticeship as a literary-critic here blends the acquisition of high-level analytical skills and broad and deep knowledge, with an attention to critical writing as a craft.


And Norwich is the place to learn the craft of the literary critic. World-renowned literature has been produced here from the c14th writings of Europe’s first-ever female author, Julian of Norwich, to c21st work by the likes of Ian McEwan and Emma Healey.

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Start date

Norwich (Norfolk)
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University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ

Start date

On request

About this course



2018/9
A Level AAB including English Literature (or the combined English Language & Literature A-level)
International Baccalaureate 33 points including 5 in Higher Level English. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Scottish Advanced Highers AAB including English. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable .
Irish Leaving Certificate 4 subjects at H2, and 2 subjects at H3 including English Literature
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4.2
fantastic
  • So far, my experience has been wonderful. It's been great to meet new people and hear their stories and experiences.
    |
  • It's work hard play hard. There is so much to do and so little time! The uni run 'give it a go' sessions so you can always try out something new!
    |
  • It's been great! I love that my lecturers are as equally passionate about the subject. The university is very supportive of any personal issues and goes above and beyond to help people. I love it so much!
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4.6
excellent

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Hannah Suckling

4.0
01/10/2017
What I would highlight: So far, my experience has been wonderful. It's been great to meet new people and hear their stories and experiences.
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Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Natalie

4.0
29/09/2017
What I would highlight: It's work hard play hard. There is so much to do and so little time! The uni run 'give it a go' sessions so you can always try out something new!
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Alice Cachia

4.0
27/09/2017
What I would highlight: It's been great! I love that my lecturers are as equally passionate about the subject. The university is very supportive of any personal issues and goes above and beyond to help people. I love it so much!
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Helen

4.5
28/08/2017
What I would highlight: I've absolutely loved it! I don't want to leave the course.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Buddleia Mashen

4.5
27/08/2017
What I would highlight: I've had an amazing time, but I feel my academic experience could have been improved more consistently.
What could be improved: .
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Politics
  • Options
  • Teaching
  • Philosophy
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • Drama
  • Art
  • University
  • Writing
  • Media
  • Shakespeare

Course programme

Your degree programme contains compulsory or optional modules. Compulsory modules are designed to give you a solid grounding, optional modules allow you to tailor your degree.

Our English degree emphasises choice and flexibility in building your own unique pathway through English literature. In the first year you are exposed to a huge variety of literature through a series of largely compulsory modules, although here you do have the chance, if you wish, to step outside English and choose a module from other disciplines of the humanities, such as politics, philosophy or languages. In the second year, you are asked to choose from a range of modules which together cover the sweep of English literature - from medieval writing to contemporary novels being written today. You are also asked to choose from a separate range of modules designed to help you to improve your own writing, whether by getting a taste of the ways you might use your literary training after your degree in modules on publishing or journalism, or by experimenting with our cutting-edge 'creative critical' modules, which fuse the writing of criticism with writing creatively. If you wish, you may also take the opportunity to introduce yourself to creative writing, or take a module from other humanities courses - this is a chance to experiment with the study of film, history, or politics for example.

In the third year, you choose from a huge array of specialist modules, which grow out of the research expertise of our staff, or you might choose to undertake your own dissertation (pursuing a topic of your choice under the guidance of a supervisor).

At the same time as giving you a huge range of choice in what you study in your second and third years, our degree programme guides you to enable you to graduate with a real understanding of the history of English literature - of the extraordinary ways that writers have experimented with literary forms over centuries. To that end, we ask that over the course of your second and third years, you take at least three modules in literature written in the eighteenth century or before. You might end up encountering the romances and fables of the middle ages, the women who broke with convention to write poetry in the seventeenth century, the early journalism of the eighteenth century, or the extraordinary plays of Shakespeare. There's so much to be discovered.

The course modules section below lists the current modules by year and you can click on each module for further details. Each module lists its value (in credits) and its module code, a year of study is 120 credits.

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BA English Literature

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