University Of Chichester English Literature

By | 10th May 2017

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University Of Chichester English Literature

University Of Chichester English Literature

We are enthusiastic about literature and passionate about helping you achieve your full potential. This degree offers you an excellent grounding in a comprehensive range of texts and allows you to follow your enthusiasms, particularly when you choose your own topic for your dissertation. We also offer a distinctive experience of working alongside academic critics, literary theorists and practising writers. This ensures that you’ll gain a breadth of insight into literature, language and your own academic writing.

Course content

In the first year you will study Victorian, Modern and Contemporary Literatures. You will also be introduced to the fascinating and fast-changing world of Literary Theory.

You will also have the option of studying Creative Writing, Drama or Language. In your second year, you will study a core of Literary History, this time taking you from the Renaissance to the Romantics.

In addition to this, you will extend your understanding of key issues in contemporary literature and theory by studying Women’s Writing and Post-Colonialist Writing.

By the time you reach your third year, we believe you will be able to decide where your interests and strengths lie. In addition to writing a Dissertation on a topic, author or theme of your own choosing, you will be able to select from a range of special subjects offered by staff in their own research specialisms. These include:

  • Contemporary British Fiction
  • Psychoanalysis and Culture
  • Fantasy Literature
  • Literature for Children
  • Victorian Women’s Writing
  • Literature and Environment
  • Women’s Writing of the Romantic Era
  • Shakespeare: Text and Theory
  • Renaissance Drama: Text and Context

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we’ve redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.

At the Bishop Otter campus there is an integrated approach to the provision of learning resources and support.  We offer a substantial collection of books, journals and other materials to help you further your research. A range of study areas for group and quiet study including Wi-Fi areas for laptop use are available, or you can use our open access PC and Mac areas.  We use an electronic learning environment with an expanding portfolio of online library resources from anywhere at any time.

The Learning Resource is the hub of the learning environment.  It has two upper floors of library resources, one for silent study and one for quiet study, both of which have recently been refurbished. On the ground floor, you’ll find the Support and Information Zone, Media Centre, Otter Gallery, Costa Coffee and a variety of IT resources.

The Bishop Otter LRC also offers:

  • 130 open access PC workstations
  • 45 Apple iMacs
  • Ample printing facilities
  • Netbooks available on loan
  • Professional editing suites
  • Media loans counter
  • Wi-Fi and plug points throughout

Entry requirements 2017 – 2018

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / E.P. / BTEC): 96 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points including English Literature, English Language, English Language and Literature, Creative Writing or Drama at grade B or C.

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 12 level 3 credits worth of English units at Merit

International Baccalaureate: 28 points with English Higher at 4.