Study Anglia Ruskin's English Literature degree and you will learn about some of the most exciting books ever written whilst engaging with new ideas and ways of reading. With our career-focused literature course, you’ll graduate with a set of skills in demand from potential employers.
Our English Literature degree allows you to balance the study of traditional writers like Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf, with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing.
You’ll think critically about these texts and communicate your ideas clearly to others, while being aware of the importance of your own personal response to them.
Your choice of study will grow from an introduction of English literary history in Year 1, to modules on related subjects like film, drama, philosophy or writing (creative or journalistic) in Years 2 and 3, all supported by our highly-experienced English Literature degree teaching staff. We have specialists in the renaissance, nineteenth century radical and religious literature, modernism, the Gothic and children’s literature.
Course leader: Dr Tory Young
There are lots of career options for students with an Anglia Ruskin English Literature degree. The communication, critical and interpersonal skills you gain will prepare you for careers in teaching, journalism, broadcasting, the music industry, arts administration, gallery work, publishing, and marketing.
You might enjoy your time with us so much that you decide to study on one of our Masters courses, such as English Literature, Creative Writing or Publishing.
Our work-based modules, such as Working in English, Communication, Film and Media in Year 3, will give you vital experience of related professions like publishing, the media industries, teaching or arts administration.
We work closely with the University’s Careers and Employability Service to make sure you receive all the support and advice you need to develop your professional skills. We also host employability events that bring together professionals and practitioners from a variety of disciplines like publishing, modern languages, printing and art design, writing and poetry, media consultancy, teaching, events organisation and festival direction.
You’ll also benefit from our links with industry and professional bodies, including Cambridge University Press, Windhorse Publishing, Sayle Literary Agency, Bloomsbury, Campus (the Cambridge Publishing Society), and Cambridge Literary Festival.
You’ll demonstrate your learning through a combination of exams, essays, portfolios, presentations, reviews, reports and a Major Project.
The Department of English and Media is a community of more than 800 students, exploring subjects that further their understanding of culture and communication in the global age, from film studies to applied linguistics. We focus on skills and knowledge valued by employers, and provide our students with valuable industry insight through our links with creative partners.
Our students take part in many activities to help prepare them for the future, like work placements, study abroad opportunities, talks by internationally acclaimed guest speakers, and research conferences. They even have the chance to get writing advice from our Royal Literary Fund Fellow.
We’re part of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences, a hub of creative and cultural innovation whose groundbreaking research has real social impact.
You can apply to spend one semester in years 2 or 3 studying abroad at Universidad de Huelva, Spain and Valparaiso University, Indiana, USA.
Take part in our many extra-curricular activities, like the annual three-day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, our poetry and writing evenings, Literary Society events, and our research symposia and conferences.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter for undergraduate courses. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email email@example.com for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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