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  • Join a community passionate about the study of literature and the broad subject of English
  • English Literature achieved 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey
  • Tailor a programme to your interests from a diverse range of writers and movements
  • Attend the University of Winchester Writers' Festival and Winchester Reading Series — an opportunity to meet authors, publishers and agents
  • Add an extra string to your bow by teaching on the Japan Exchange and gaining a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

English Literature at Winchester pushes the boundaries of the discipline, giving you the opportunities to enjoy a thought-provoking mix of traditional and modern materials.

From Chaucer to rap poetry, you can choose from almost 800 years of the best writing in English on a course that fires your imagination, sharpens your own written and communication skills and allows you to think critically and creatively about literature and much more beside.

Guided by our supportive teaching staff, who are all part of the university’s thriving literary research culture, you study the ideas of the most exciting critical thinkers in contemporary cultural debate, using innovative learning and teaching methods. And there’s the flexibility to add to your study of literary texts with modules in English Language, Creative Writing and/or American Studies.

Join a community passionate about the study of literature and the broad subject of English English Literature achieved 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey Tailor a programme to your interests from a diverse range of writers and...

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Course Content

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course.

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4): TIMETABLED TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITY*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 216 hours
Independent learning: 984 hours

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5): TIMETABLED TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITY*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 192 hours
Independent learning: 1008 hours

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6): TIMETABLED TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITY*

Teaching, learning and assessment: 156 hours
Independent learning: 1044 hours

While your actual contact hours may depend on the optional modules you select, the following information gives an indication of how much time you will need to allocate to different activities at each level of the course. YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4): TIMETABLED TEACHING AND LEARNING ACTIVITY* Teaching, learning and assessment: 216 hours Independent learning: 984...

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Entry Requirements

2019 Entry: 104-120 points
2020 Entry: 104-120 points

104-120 to include an A level or equivalent level 3 pass in English, or in a related subject in the areas of arts, humanities or social sciences, including drama, theatre, communications, history, theology or philosophy.

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required.

International Baccalaureate: 104-120 points to include a minimum of 2 Higher level IB certificates at grade 4 or above, including a pass in English, or in a related subject in the areas of arts, humanities or social sciences, including drama, theatre, communications, history, theology or philosophy.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in writing or equivalent

2019 Entry: 104-120 points 2020 Entry: 104-120 points 104-120 to include an A level or equivalent level 3 pass in English, or in a related subject in the areas of arts, humanities or social sciences, including drama, theatre, communications, history, theology or philosophy. A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language is required. International...

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Course enquiries and applications

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Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures.

If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2019, the first year will cost you £9,250*. Based on this fee level, the indicative fees for a three-year degree would be £27,750 for UK and EU students.

Course enquiries and applications Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 827234 Send us a message Further information For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures. If you are a UK or EU student starting your degree in September 2019, the first year will cost you...

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