University of East Anglia

=188 th
World University Rankings 2018
16 th
Young University Rankings 2013
Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

English Literature

UEA is the place where literature lives. You'll be part of a unique and supportive community of critics, writers, and drama practitioners who are dedicated to bringing literature to life. We emphasise choice and flexibility in building your own unique pathway through English literature. You've the chance to discover a wealth of writers from Chaucer to the present day – from medieval romance via Shakespeare, Milton, Austen, the Brontës, and James Joyce, to novelists and poets who are still writing now. Our BA English Literature degree is 100% coursework. This enables you to cultivate the craft of critical writing. You might find yourself honing the perfect essay or try expressing your ideas in new, experimental forms in one of our creative-critical modules. Or you might turn your skill with words towards modules on journalism or publishing, which give you a flavour of the forms of writing these careers require. **Course Structure** **Year 1** In your first year you’ll be exposed to a huge variety of literature through a series of largely compulsory modules. Our Reading Texts modules allow you to sharpen your skills in literary analysis in small group seminars. Literature in History modules give you a flavour of the myriad ways in which literature has been an active presence within the world. In Reading and Writing Criticism you’ll discover how literary criticism has been written from the classical world to the present. You might choose to take Writing Texts, which offers unique insight into the writing process by inviting you to experiment with creative-critical writing. Or you might choose to step outside English and take a module from other disciplines of the humanities, such as politics, philosophy or languages. **Year 2** After your first year, there are no compulsory modules. In your second year, you’ll choose from a range of modules which together cover the sweep of English literature - or which invite you to step outside England to explore mainland European literary traditions or writing in English from across the globe. You’ll also select from a separate range of modules designed to help you to develop your own sense of yourself as a writer. You can get a taste of the ways you might use your literary training after your degree in modules on publishing or journalism. You can continue to experiment with our cutting-edge creative-critical modules which fuse the writing of criticism with writing creatively. If you wish, you can try your hand at creative writing, or take a module from another humanities course – this is a chance to continue your exploration of the study of politics, philosophy or languages or try one of these fields out for the first time. **Year 3** In your third year, you’ll choose from a dazzling array of specialist modules related to the research expertise of our staff. Current modules cover topics including classical epic, feminist writing, science fiction, true crime, medieval monsters, lyric, and satire. This is a chance to deepen your knowledge of a period, genre or idea that you've encountered before, or to try out something new and expand your literary horizons even further. You might also decide to undertake a dissertation, working closely with a supervisor on a topic of your choice. You’ll have a huge range of choice in what you study in your second and third years, but to ensure you gain a real understanding of the history of English literature you must take at least three modules in literature written in the eighteenth century or before. Here 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. **Disclaimer** Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-23
  • Location
    Main Site,Norwich
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,300