School of Social Sciences and Humanities

BA (Hons) English Literatures

BA (Hons) Full-time 3 years, Part-time 6 years

BA (Hons)
Start date(s)
16 September 2024
Course specifications
Course length
Full-time (3 years),Part-time (6 years)
Campus location
University: City Campus
School of Social Sciences and Humanities
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Why choose this course?

This English literature degree will focus on a wide range of literatures, from the canonical to the popular, from diverse authors. This degree seeks to inspire your passion for and knowledge of the literary and cultural texts from the medieval era to the present, by regional writers from West Midlands to the rest of the globe.

It will improve your understanding of the political and ideological significance of literature and culture in a vast number of contexts, especially in relation to gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, social class, and disability. You will develop an awareness of the significance of ethical evaluations of reading and writing, supporting an understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion in literature, language and culture.

Whilst studying our English Literatures degree, you’ll also enhance your verbal, written and digital communication skills for developing and sustaining a professional career. 

Your experience of study will enhance your verbal, written and digital communication skills for developing and sustaining a professional career. The degree will help you develop your skills in the critical thinking and creative thinking, analysing, research, and problem-solving categories, for academic success and employment beyond your degree. This programme gives you practice and training in developing your courage and confidence to make your voice heard, at university, in the workplace, and in culture.

English Literatures graduates are appreciated for their critical thinking abilities, evidence-gathering and evaluation, argument or point-of-view construction and advocacy. These excellent problem-solving skills are transferable and proving highly desirable throughout the employment market. Numerous graduates have proceeded to postgraduate study, gaining Master’s degrees, teaching and other postgraduate professional qualifications, and PhDs. Those graduating from our programme move on to varied careers and jobs, including education at all levels, management and leadership, local government, librarianship and information services, social work, the civil service, retail and the service sector, fundraising and charity work, journalism and professional writing, proofreading, copy-editing and publishing.

What happens on the course?

The literary knowledge you will gain has a strong emphasis on the way the literatures you examine shape social and cultural identities. You will concentrate on the politics, ethics, and ideologies of literatures and those of equality, diversity, and representation.

The staff at the University of Wolverhampton will make sure you have the support you need to reach your full potential. You will have the opportunity to participate in sessions with internationally renowned literary critics, award-winning novelists, and poets.

You will have the opportunity to participate in our Literatures@Wolves Culture Programme, including visits to sites of regional, national and international interest, with regular events on campus, theatre performances, visits to museums, galleries and events. 

You will have embedded opportunities for assessment and working experience that appeals to your strengths, and that will prove beneficial as your skills and knowledge pertain to employment after graduation. Additionally, you will be supported to complete a Student Record of Achievement, which is a record of skills and experiences to present to prospective employers. 

After completing your degree, you will have the opportunity to go onto a Master’s degree in English or Popular Culture, and consider entering our PhD programme at the University of Wolverhampton.

Course Modules

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

At the end of the English Literatures course you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate clearly the range of skills required to comprehend, analyse and interpret literary and non-literary texts
  2. Demonstrate superior language skills through written and oral expression
  3. Attain an advanced knowledge of literary history and the contextual approaches to the production and reception of texts
  4. Develop critical and ethical self-awareness, and intellectual and political curiosity, about literature in a multicultural and international context
  5. Demonstrate enterprising learning, scholarly skills and independent thought
  6. Demonstrate transferable skills intrinsic to the subject area and of value to graduate employment

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2022-23
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2023-24
Home Full-time £9250 per year 2024-25
Home Part-time £3120 per year# 2022-23
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2023-24
Home Part-time £4625 per year# 2024-25
International Full-time £13450 per year 2022-23
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14450 per year 2023-24
International Full-time £14950 per year 2024-25

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

# Undergraduate part-time fees for 50% rate of study

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma (60 credits) of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3 (96 UCAS point equivalence, minimum 45 credits at merit)

Use the UCAS Tariff calculator to check your qualifications and points

Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

Tuition Fees Loan (Home Fee Status):

Most students will be able to apply for a loans to pay for these subject to eligibility. To find out more information please refer to the government Student Finance website.

Changes for EU students:

The UK government has confirmed that EU students starting courses from 1 August 2021 will normally be classified as having Overseas Fee status. More information about the change is available at UKCISA:

EU citizens living in the UK with 'settled' status, and Irish nationals living in the UK or Ireland, will still be classified as Home students, providing they meet the usual residency requirements, for more information about EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) click here.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: See How to pay.

For more information please contact the Gateway.

Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund.

for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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