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Cardiff University

English Literature

We teach across the whole chronological span of English literature, from the Anglo-Saxon period to the twenty-first century; we teach writing in English from England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland, America, India, and Australia. We are intrigued by the connections between literature and film, art, music, history, language, and popular culture and our teaching reflects these interests. We also maintain a strong tradition in Creative Writing, taught by writers making their mark on contemporary culture.
Duration 3 years full time; part time available.
Level BA Single Hons
Cost Cardiff University will charge an annual fee of £9,000 for UK Home/EU students. International student fees: £11,900 per annum.
After Year 1 there are no compulsory modules. We give you choice – but we also give you the skills and knowledge to make informed choices. You have the freedom to construct a traditional programme covering multiple periods and genres or to build a more distinctive mix of modules combining literary study with analysis of other cultural forms. At Cardiff we do not think of literature as isolated from the rest of culture or separate from society. We are proud of our reputation for theoretically informed reading, bringing texts from all periods into dialogue with contemporary concerns about gender, identity, sexuality, nationality, race, the body, the environment, and digital technology.
Typical Offer: AAB. Entry Requirements: Three A level subjects. An A in English Literature or English Literature and Language is normally required. General Studies is excluded. Alternative Entry Requirements: Applications from those offering alternative/vocational/overseas qualifications (eg Access, Vocational A-level) are welcome as are those who may have combinations of qualifications or other relevant work/life experience.
Year 1 is a foundation year designed to equip you with the skills for advanced study and to give you an overview of the subject that will enable you to make informed choices from the modules available in the following years. In Years 2 and 3 you select from a range of period-genre- or theme-based modules in which you will build on the foundation year, reading a variety of texts in their historical and cultural contexts. The focus throughout the degree is on becoming a careful, attentive, and informed reader, sensitive to the nuances of language and style and developing develop analytical and presentational skills that employers will value.
Contact Information
Institution Cardiff University
Humanities Building
Colum Drive,
CF10 3EU

Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 6323
Fax: +44 (0)29 208 74502
Department: Cardiff School of English, Communication and Philosophy
Contact Name: Mrs Anna Birt (English Literature)
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