Literature, Drama and Creative Writing

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE

Key details 

BA ENGLISH LITERATURE

Start Year
2020
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
Q300
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3

Assessment for Year 1

Our English Literature course has no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. That’s why all of your literature modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too, by submitting coursework in which you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback, and tutorials with your seminar leader. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 2

Our English Literature course has no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. That’s why all of your literature modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too, by submitting coursework in which you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback, and tutorials with your seminar leader.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Assessment for Year 3

Our English Literature course has no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. That’s why all of your literature modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too, by submitting coursework in which you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback, and tutorials with your seminar leader.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

In Year 1 students take 120 credits. Modules in this range are core, which means they have to be passed and are not eligible for compensation.

Assessment for Year 1

Our English Literature course has no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. That’s why all of your literature modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too, by submitting coursework in which you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback, and tutorials with your seminar leader. 

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In Year 2 students take 120 credits. Pre-1789 requirement: In years 2 and 3 combined, students must take at least 60 credits from modules on writing before 1789, and 40 of these must be taken in year 2. This means that in your second year you must take two pre-1789 modules. Students should consult with the Study Abroad Coordinator before choosing Erasmus Exchange or Semester Abroad modules.

Assessment for Year 2

Our English Literature course has no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. That’s why all of your literature modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too, by submitting coursework in which you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback, and tutorials with your seminar leader.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In Year 3 students take 120 credits by selecting four 30 credit modules, 60 credits in each semester. 20-credit versions of year 3 modules are only available to non-HUM and Visiting Students. Pre-1789 requirement: In years 2 and 3 combined, students must take at least 60 credits from modules on writing before 1789, and 40 of these must be taken in year 2. Consult the Catalogue for pre-requisites and restrictions.Please note that students opting to undertake a dissertation are only permitted to take one dissertation module across the year.

Assessment for Year 3

Our English Literature course has no exams – we believe that the best way to express your thoughts about literature is through carefully crafted pieces of writing which you have time to rethink and revise. That’s why all of your literature modules will be assessed through submitted coursework. Your final degree classification is made up of the marks you receive in your second and third years.

Coursework can take many forms. You’ll often find yourself writing a critical essay in response to questions a tutor has set or, as your degree progresses, you might invent your own projects with increasing independence. But you might find yourself pushing the boundaries of what you write, too, by submitting coursework in which you express your new critical ideas by writing creatively. Your coursework is supported by seminar discussion, peer feedback, and tutorials with your seminar leader.

Apply   
Register interest   
Life at UEA   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

A Levels

ABB including an English Literature related subject or BBB including an English Literature related subject with an A in the Extended Project.

BTEC

DDM alongside grade B in an English Literature related subject A-Level (or equivalent qualification). Excludes BTEC Public Services, BTEC Uniformed Services and BTEC Business Administration.

Scottish highers

AAABB including an English Literature related subject.

Scottish highers advanced

BCC including an English Literature related subject.

Irish leaving certificate

3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3 including an English Literature related subject.

Access course

Humanities & Social Sciences pathway preferred. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 including an English Literature module, and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3.

European Baccalaureate

75% including 70% in an English Literature related subject

International Baccalaureate

32 points including HL 5 English

GCSE offer

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

Additional entry requirements

If you do not have an A-Level or equivalent qualification in English Literature (or English Language and Literature), once you have submitted your UCAS form we may then contact you to ask you to submit a short analysis of a passage of a literary text in support of your application.

If you do not meet the academic requirements for direct entry, you may be interested in one of our Foundation Year programmes.

If you do not meet the academic and or English requirements for direct entry our partner, INTO University of East Anglia offers guaranteed progression on to this undergraduate degree upon successful completion of a preparation programme. Depending on your interests, and your qualifications you can take a variety of routes to this degree:

International Foundation in Business, Economics, Society and Culture (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

International Foundation in Humanities and Law (for Year 1 entry to UEA)

Alternative Qualifications

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study: 

Pre-sessional English at INTO UEA 

English for University Study at INTO UEA 

Interviews

Most applicants will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some applicants an interview will be requested. Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a time.

Gap year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry on your UCAS application.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 666917

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students 

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of other course-related costs.

Course Reference Number: 666917

How to apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

Please complete our Online Enquiry Form to request a prospectus and to be kept up to date with news and events at the University. 

Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515

Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Course Reference Number: 666917
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Bachelor of Arts
UCAS course code
Q300
Entry Requirements
ABB
Duration (years)
3
Literature at UEA is vivid, contentious and alive: mixed up with passion, politics and play. You’ll gain a first-class grounding in literature from the Middle Ages to the present, while learning to respond to your own reading in inventive ways. Whether handling 15th-century manuscripts in the Norwich archives or writing your own critical introduction to a novel published only last year, your apprenticeship as a literary critic blends the acquisition of high-level analytical skills and broad and deep knowledge with an attention to critical writing as a craft. Norwich is the ideal place to learn the craft of the literary critic. World-renowned literature has been produced here from the 14th century, when Julian of Norwich became the first woman to write a book in English, right up to 21st-century fiction by UEA graduates like Ian McEwan and Emma Healey.
Schools
Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
See more