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English Literature

UCAS Code: Q320 Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying English Literature at Liverpool Hope.

During a degree in English Literature at Liverpool Hope, you will examine a wide range of texts written in English from the time of Shakespeare to the present day.

Although the primary focus is on the literature of the British Isles, American literature is also featured. Some of the texts you will be studying have excited the interest of generations of readers, stimulating admiration, criticism, and sometimes indignation.

The degree will enable you to analyse the way texts are constructed and will help you to communicate your ideas more effectively, both orally and in writing. We hope that in the process, you will develop a lifelong enthusiasm for literature as you gain a fuller appreciation of the ways in which different critical approaches to literature enrich and deepen our understanding.

Students learn with tutors who are actively engaged in scholarly research, and the Department has an impressive national and international research profile.

 

English Literature Subject Leaflet

 

 

Read more about studying English Literature at Liverpool Hope in our English Literature Subject Leaflet

 

 

 

 

 

Why choose this subject?

  • English Literature staff have significant international research publications in specialist areas such as Chaucer, Victorian literature, narrative theory, popular literatures, travel writing, war poetry and prose, and American literature
  • Your tutors sit on the Boards for a range of research networks such as the Collegium for African American Research, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, and the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. They play leading roles in the Liverpool Travel Writing Seminar and the Liverpool Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  • In the 2011 National Student Survey, over 90 per cent of English students said the course was intellectually stimulating, and that staff are enthusiastic about what they teach.

The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.

English Literature

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Single Honours students will study courses and topics including:

Level 1

  • Introduction to Prose
  • Study Skills
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Literature in Context
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Literary Theory
  • Socio-historical contexts
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Aspects of Grammar

Level 2

  • Nineteenth Century Literature
  • Critical Skills
  • And a choice of the following:
  • American Classics
  • The Age of Shakespeare
  • Eighteenth Century Literature
  • Major Authors

Level 3

  • Modernism
  • Popular Literary Genres
  • And a choice of:
  • Approaching the Contemporary: Postmodernism and Beyond
  • Honours Seminar: Text and Context (topics vary from year to year, allowing staff to engage students in their current research topics)
  • Honours Seminar: Text and Critic (topics vary from year to year, allowing staff to engage students in their current research topics)
  • Dissertation (by application)

Combined Honours students will study courses and topics including:

Level 1

  • Introduction to Prose
  • Study Skills
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Literature in Context
  • Introduction to Drama
  • Literary Theory

Level 2

  • Nineteenth Century Literature
  • Critical Skills
  • And a choice of the following:
  • American Classics
  • The Age of Shakespeare
  • Eighteenth Century Literature
  • Major Authors

Level 3

  • Modernism
  • And a choice of:
  • Approaching the Contemporary: Postmodernism and Beyond
  • Honours Seminar: Text and Context (topics vary from year to year, allowing staff to engage students in their current research topics)
  • Honours Seminar: Text and Critic (topics vary from year to year, allowing staff to engage students in their current research topics)
  • Dissertation (by application)

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Entry Requirements

2014 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2014 entry will be between 260 - 300 UCAS points. In addition, applicants require an A2 level (or equivalent) in English Literature, English Language or Literature/Language. Applicants with other humanities subjects may also be considered. Single Honours applicants should have A2 level (or equivalent) in English at Grade B or above.

2015 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2015 entry will be between 260 - 300 UCAS points. In addition, applicants require an A2 level (or equivalent) in English Literature, English Language or Literature/Language. Applicants with other humanities subjects may also be considered. Single Honours applicants should have A2 level (or equivalent) in English at Grade B or above.

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Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

English Literature is available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS code Q320.

It can be studied as a combined honours degree with the following subjects:

English Literature and Christian Theology UCAS code VQ36
English Literature and Creative Writing* UCAS code 2B42
English Literature and Drama & Theatre Studies UCAS code WQ43
English Literature and Early Childhood UCAS code QX33
English Literature and Education UCAS code XQJ3
English Literature and English Language UCAS code Q301
English Literature and International Relations UCAS code QL32
English Literature and Media & Communication UCAS code QP33
English Literature and Music UCAS code QW33
English Literature and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code QV3M
English Literature and Politics UCAS code QL3F
English Literature and Social Policy UCAS code QL3K

All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree.

English Literature is also available to study with Primary Teaching Honours degree (BA QTS), UCAS code X1QH.

*available from September 2015 

Employability

A degree in English Literature will equip you with a host of skills that will prepare you for the world of work whatever career path you choose. Graduates enter a wide variety of careers including public relations, marketing, journalism, management, politics and multimedia communications.

A large proportion of graduates also choose to further their studies in English or pursue a PGCE to join the teaching profession. You may also wish to study for a further postgraduate degree, such as our masters in Popular Literature.

Leanne Maguire graduated from Liverpool Hope in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature. After graduation, she enrolled in the Hope MA in Popular Literatures. She said: “The decision to return to Hope for postgraduate study was an easy one, I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate degree at the University and had established a great relationship with my tutors that I was eager to continue.

“My tutors’ support was invaluable; I had two children within fifteen months and continued studying full time, and they helped me to keep my focus and balance my workload accordingly. My tutors have always encouraged me to pursue my independent ideas, and this has helped to develop my confidence and writing style. I feel I have a valuable critical contribution to bring to the table. I am looking forward to completing this Masters Degree and embarking on my next literary journey.”

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Department: English