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Course Details

English Literature BA (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

Learn how different societies have shaped, and been shaped by, English literature on our full-time English Literature degree in Cambridge. Choose to study abroad for one semester. Become a self-reliant researcher as well as developing many critical and communication skills required in the modern workplace.

Entry Requirement

96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including grade C in English Language or English Literature.
3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 ( Academic level), or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
You may also be accepted to this course with an IELTS 5.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University, but will then be required to undertake additional compulsory free English language modules in your first year.


Foundation year

Foundation in Humanities, English, Media, Social Sciences and Education;

Year one
  • A History of English Literature, from the present to 1789
  • Introduction to Imaginative Writing: Prose Fiction
  • Gods and Heroes
  • Reading Literature and Theory
  • Myth and Magic
  • Writing Matters
  • A History of English Literature from Equiano to Chaucer
  • optional modules
  • Fundamentals of Publishing
  • Introduction to Imaginative Writing: Poetry and Plays
Year Two
  • Romantic Conflicts
  • Postcolonial Writing
  • Modernism and the City
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
  • The European Novel: Desire and Transgression
  • optional modules
  • Writing Short Fiction
  • Dialogue and Debate: More to Milton
  • The History of the Book
  • Black British Writing
  • News and Feature Writing
  • Writing World War One: Trauma, Memory, Resistance
  • Myth and Medievalism
  • Special Topic 1
Year Three
  • Spectacle and Representation in Renaissance Drama
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • optional modules
  • Major Project Independent Research Project (English Literature)
  • Theorising Children's Literature
  • Elizabeth Gaskell and the Brontës
  • World Literature
  • Renaissance Magic
  • Modern Science Fiction
  • Writing Poetry
  • Special Topic 2
  • Literature and Medicine
  • Romantic Idealism
  • Literature and Exile: Displacement, Identity, Self
  • Publishing in Practice
  • Employability for English Literature




Sept, Jan


4 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £9250

International tution fees starting from: £13500

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