What will I learn?

If you enjoy seeing things from different perspectives and exploring new ways of thinking, Literature and Religion is the degree for you.On this varied and flexible joint honours degree your learning will never be confined to academic theory. We always relate the topics we discuss back to issues which affect peoples lives. In your Religion modules this means tackling complex and sometimes contraversial issues which can be approached through religion and theology, such as:Wealth and povertyRelationships between races and gendersThe influence of the mediaThe role of ethics in life and death decisionsEnvironmental issuesThe morality of war.We see theology not as just an abstract concept but as something rooted in the realities of everyday life, and our search for meaning within it.In English Literature we believe that words matter. Books have and will continue to change the world, and we explore texts in the context of the societies and cultures which surround them. You will go beyond the traditional canon of literature to study texts from many different genres and contexts. You will engage with classic texts, but may also find yourself reading:Native American writingPrison narrativesRadical poetryLGBTQIA+ rights literatureExperimental writingLiterature of the Caribbean.Field trips, guest speakers and events will enhance your learning throughout your degree. You will also have the opportunity to take part in workshops, writing sessions and readings through the York Literature Festival.We are committed to helping you gain professional skills and experience, which is why this course includes a dedicated employability module. This allows you to gain work experience in a setting relevant to your career goals.

Which department am I in?


Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,750.00 (13,13,847) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022


Main Site

Lord Mayor's Walk,


YO31 7EX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for this programme you will need: High School Diploma plus SATS 3.0 GPA or higher and one of the following: 1180 in the SAT, or 2 APs with a 3 or higher, or at least 24 in the ACT. Foundation: High School Diploma plus SATS 2.6 GPA or higher and one of the following: 1100 in the SAT, or at least 20 in the ACT. IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component), TOEFL iBT Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.