University of East Anglia

      BA English Literature

      4.2 fantastic 18 opinions
      University of East Anglia
      In Norwich (England)

      Rs 7,94,841
      *Guide price
      Original amount in GBP:
      £ 9,250

      Important information

      Typology Bachelor's degree
      Location Norwich (England)
      Start September 2019
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Norwich (England)
      • Start:
        September 2019

      Literature at UEA is vivid, contentious and alive: muddled up with passion, politics and play. Our BA in English Literature gives you a first-class grounding in literature from the middle-ages to the present, while challenging you to respond to your reading in inventive ways.

      Whether handling fifteenth-century manuscripts in the Norwich archives, converting the argument of an eighteenth-century sonnet into the language of a political pamphlet, or writing your own critical introduction to a novel published only last year, your apprenticeship as a literary-critic here blends the acquisition of high-level analytical skills and broad and deep knowledge, with an attention to critical writing as a craft.

      And Norwich is the place to learn the craft of the literary critic. World-renowned literature has been produced here from the c14th writings of Europe’s first-ever female author, Julian of Norwich, to c21st work by the likes of Ian McEwan and Emma Healey.

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      University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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      Starts Sep-2019
      University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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      What I would highlight: The decision of my life. Everything about it is wonderful. The only advice would be get a bus pass or bring a bike if you want to go to the city, which is awesome!
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      Course taken: February 2013
      Would you recommend this centre?: yes
      What I would highlight: I would totally recommend both my course and my uni. The course has many subjects and can be tailored upon what the students want.
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      Course taken: March 2013
      Would you recommend this centre?: yes
      What I would highlight: The whole experience the University has given me has been none short of awesome; its a definite recommendation to anyone considering this course, or the University in general. The Student Union keep you well informed, organise a concoction of incredible nights out.
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      Course taken: March 2013
      Would you recommend this centre?: yes
      What I would highlight: The modules are highly interesting and different from each other.
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      Course taken: February 2013
      Would you recommend this centre?: yes
      Alice Cachia
      What I would highlight: It's been great! I love that my lecturers are as equally passionate about the subject. The university is very supportive of any personal issues and goes above and beyond to help people. I love it so much!
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      Course taken: September 2017
      Would you recommend this centre?: yes
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      What you'll learn on the course

      Creative Writing

      Course programme

      Your degree programme contains compulsory or optional modules. Compulsory modules are designed to give you a solid grounding, optional modules allow you to tailor your degree.

      Our English degree emphasises choice and flexibility in building your own unique pathway through English literature. In the first year you are exposed to a huge variety of literature through a series of largely compulsory modules, although here you do have the chance, if you wish, to step outside English and choose a module from other disciplines of the humanities, such as politics, philosophy or languages. In the second year, you are asked to choose from a range of modules which together cover the sweep of English literature - from medieval writing to contemporary novels being written today. You are also asked to choose from a separate range of modules designed to help you to improve your own writing, whether by getting a taste of the ways you might use your literary training after your degree in modules on publishing or journalism, or by experimenting with our cutting-edge 'creative critical' modules, which fuse the writing of criticism with writing creatively. If you wish, you may also take the opportunity to introduce yourself to creative writing, or take a module from other humanities courses - this is a chance to experiment with the study of film, history, or politics for example.

      In the third year, you choose from a huge array of specialist modules, which grow out of the research expertise of our staff, or you might choose to undertake your own dissertation (pursuing a topic of your choice under the guidance of a supervisor).

      At the same time as giving you a huge range of choice in what you study in your second and third years, our degree programme guides you to enable you to graduate with a real understanding of the history of English literature - of the extraordinary ways that writers have experimented with literary forms over centuries. To that end, we ask that over the course of your second and third years, you take at least three modules in literature written in the eighteenth century or before. 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. There's so much to be discovered.

      The course modules section below lists the current modules by year and you can click on each module for further details. Each module lists its value (in credits) and its module code, a year of study is 120 credits.

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      We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds.
      The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.