|Study location||United Kingdom, Colchester Campus|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in any language
At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.
On our four-year BA English Literature (including foundation year), we work with you to improve your language skills, to develop your subject-specific knowledge, and to improve your academic skills. You receive a thorough grounding in these areas during your foundation year (known as Year Zero) to prepare you for a further three years of undergraduate study at Essex.
You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK.
At Essex, you don’t just study English Literature, you study world literature in English. Alongside the English literary canon, you read some of the most important novels, poems and plays from the United States, the Caribbean and Europe.
Other topics you can choose from include:
- Modernist cityscapes in literature
- Victorian literary realism
- The Romantics
- The American deep south
- Translating novels to the screen
Our course offers a varied, flexible and distinctive curriculum, focused on the study of world literature, but also enabling you to take options from the other courses within our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies including creative writing, filmmaking, journalism and drama.
We are ranked top 20 in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2015), and our students are some of the happiest in the country; we are consistently ranked among the top in the UK for student satisfaction.
Political and Social Theory From Plato to the Present Day
An Introduction to the History of the United Kingdom During the Twentieth Century
Major Writers in English Literature
Western Philosophy: Fundamental Questions, Major Thinkers
Critical Writing: The Essay (optional)
Literature: Origins and Transformations
Close Reading Skills (optional)
Understanding Employability: Preparing for Your Future
Contemporary Texts and Contexts (optional)
The Enlightenment (optional)
Early Modern Literature
Versions of Modernity
Approaches to Text
United States Literature Since 1850 (optional)
The Victorians: Writers and Society (optional)
Post-War(s) United States Fiction (optional)
Shakespeare and the History Play (optional)
The History Play After Shakespeare (optional)
Cityscapes of Modernism (optional)
Arthurian Literature (optional)
Our students are in demand from a wide range of employers in a host of occupations, including law, PR, journalism and the media, the Civil Service, charity work, banking, and the NHS. Our recent graduates have gone on to work for a wide range of high-profile companies.
Philosophy develops your transferable skills, providing you with:
The ability to understand all sides of a dispute objectively and without forming a premature opinion
The ability to work in a team, taking a collaborative approach to problems
The ability to interpret dense text and to communicate effectively
Analytical and problem-solving skills
We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.