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English Literature with Foundation BA (Hons) University of Reading



Course info


This four-year programme includes a foundation year that leads directly into the three-year course, providing an excellent route into a degree in English literature if you do not have the typical entry qualifications.

Literature is characterised by extraordinary richness and diversity. Throughout your studies, you will explore texts from across the globe, across a range of genres and periods. Enter lively debate with others who share your passion for literature; study authors and genres that you may already know and discover others that may be less familiar to you.

Our BA English Literature with Foundation course will provide you with:

  • the creative and critical ability to examine texts in detail, and draw your own conclusions
  • knowledge of a variety of literary texts — including poetry, prose, drama and film — from a range of periods
  • an awareness of the ways in which literature responds to cultural context, and how texts accrue new meaning.

Careers for BA English Literature with Foundation Graduates

Our BA English Literature with Foundation course can open the door to graduate careers that require excellent literacy and critical intelligence. The skills you'll develop are particularly attractive within:

  • communications and media industries
  • creative industries and publishing
  • the education sectors.

Prospective employers’ value the intellectual training, versatility, and resourcefulness that you will gain during your degree studies in English literature.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study English Literature with Foundation BA (Hons).

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees

£19,500.00 (20,16,694) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution




Main Site

Room 208,

Pepper Lane,



RG6 6AH, England

Entry requirement for international students

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.