Canterbury Christ Church University - BA English Literature with Foundation Year

Canterbury Christ Church University

BA English Literature with Foundation Year

A foundation year helps you develop the study skills and self-confidence needed for higher education when you don’t reach the entry requirements for your subject.

If you have a passion for reading books, and thinking about the ideas and debates they reflect and inspire, then you’ll enjoy studying English Literature with us.

You’ll engage in topical discussions about how books empower people to tell their own stories, and how they help us redefine notions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class and other markers of identity. Booklovers will feel right at home here.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have 32 UCAS Tariff points. We will also welcome applications from students with few or no formal Level 3 qualifications who wish to return to education and applicants may be asked to attend an interview.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course, please click here to visit our dedicated web page.

You do not need to have significant prior knowledge of arts and humanities related subjects but should be motivated to study the subject.

Career Prospects

The analytical and communication abilities that an English Literature degree provides are called ‘transferable skills’ and are desirable in almost any occupation. When you are looking for a job, they are often the most valuable skills to have. Because of this flexibility, an English Literature degree lets you choose from many different employment sectors and occupations. Graduates often go into careers such as media, publishing, advertising, PR, human resources, journalism, social work, teaching, and management roles in both the private and public sector. There are also lots of opportunities for further academic study, and many of our students go on to pursue postgraduate work in English Literature and other related fields.

Course Details

During the foundation year, you'll be introduced to English literature and you'll develop essential skills to help you as you progress through your degree. 

You'll study in a highly supportive environment where you can develop the self-confidence, knowledge, skills and understanding for further study.

Whether you are a school leaver or someone considering returning to study but don’t have the entry requirements for your chosen subject, a foundation year may give you a way of accessing higher education.

Year 1

The Art of Criticism: Writing about Literature
Texts and Contexts
Critical Approaches to Literature
The Nature of Literature
The Invention of America: Texts and Contexts from 1607 to the Present
Creative Readers and Professional Bookworms

Year 2

Literature Matters
Banned Books and Dissident Voices
Literature and the Land
The Once and Future King: Arthurian Literature
Shakespeare and the Theatre of His Times
Women Writers: Finding a Voice
British Romanticism 1785-1831
Victorian Literature: From the Brontës to the Nineties
Modern Literature and the First World War
Mad, Bad and Sad: Women in American Literature
Style and Substance: Movements in American Literature
Applied Humanities Employability in Practice

Year 3

Dissertation Foundation
Popular Fiction
The Art of Fact: Literary Nonfiction
Writing the Color Line: From Plessy to Ferguson
Literature and Politics in Late Medieval England
The Rise of the Professional Writer
The Supernatural on the Shakespearean Stage
Scandalous Romantics
Victorian Cross-Fertilising
Literature and Power in the Twentieth Century
Taking Up Space: Immigrant and Minority Literature

Life and Study
Understanding Arts and Humanities
Being Human
Experiencing the Humanities
Foundation English Literature
The Write Stuff: The Basics of being a Writer

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