What will I learn?

The University of Buckingham is:- Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 6th for Student Satisfaction in the UK (National Student Survey, 2020).- We are proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. We are one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all of our courses.- Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, we are only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and we are within easy reach of London and Oxford.- Our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors.- As pioneers of the two-year degree, we offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier. Alternatively, you can complete both your undergraduate and master’s degree with us in just three years: saving you time and money.English Literature here is taught to small groups by energetic and enthusiastic staff, led by Oxford-trained academics with international research profiles in 19th- and 20th-century studies. Ideas developed in core seminars are taken forward in weekly small-group tutorials, where half a dozen students are encouraged to discuss and interpret specific passages of writing, under the watchful guidance of their tutor.Our students are expected to read widely, and to develop strong lines of argument and personal responses to what they find, anchored in an informed understanding of the discipline and with reference to the critical debates that animate it. We believe, as Jeanette Winterson says, that ‘learning how to read deeply – and that means diverse and sometimes difficult texts – trains the brain and improves your sense of self. Learning how to write, even reasonably well, gives fluency to the rest of life’.The degree is structured around a combination of period study, thematic study, and modules inculcating theoretical and practical skills. Victorian literature modules cover prose from Dickens to Gaskell, and poetry from Browning to Hardy; 20th-century literature topics range from Rhys, Hurston, Woolf, and Plath to Hemingway, Forster, Larkin, and Beckett. Shakespeare is one central focus. Other earlier writers who are studied include Marlowe, Donne, Webster, Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Centlivre, Swift, Pope, Blake, Wordsworth, Austen, Keats, and Shelley. Thematic study encourages students to analyse contextually based on sociological variations, gender, contemporary politics, and psychological influences. We encourage the understanding of contemporary literary and cultural theory while never losing sight of the values of liberal / aesthetic education.Make your degree as unique as you! If you choose English Literature (Single or Flexible Honours) you’ll have the freedom to tailor your English Literature degree to reflect your interests and passions by combining it with a wide range of other subjects taught here at the University. This means that when you graduate you will have a highly personalised degree that will suit you and your aspirations perfectly.If you choose Flexible Honours you have the freedom to select up to a third of your modules from the whole range of what is taught at the University. This means you can mix and match lots of different subjects ​with English Literature or focus solely on English Literature. At every stage, your Personal Tutor will be on hand to advise and guide your choices

Which department am I in?

English

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,440.00 (US$ 18,299) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Main Site

Hunter Street,

Buckingham,

Buckinghamshire,

MK18 1EG, England

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,488.00 (US$ 18,365) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

21 September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Hunter Street,

Buckingham,

Buckinghamshire,

MK18 1EG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a HSGD with a GPA 3.0 plus one of: A score of 1100+ on the SAT (out of 1600); Advanced Placement tests (APT) three subjects with a score of 4 or 5; ACTs with a minimum of 26 plus three SATS with minimum scores of 600 in each; One year US university with a GPA 3.0; Combinations of any of the above are also acceptable. Students with foundation Programme will be considered. All students will be considered individually and work experience and other interdisciplinary achievements are taken into consideration. IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

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

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