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English Literature and Journalism (Hons)

University of Kent

36 months
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English Literature and Journalism (Hons) at University of Kent allows you to develop your literary knowledge alongside the vocational skills of a multimedia journalist. 


English Literature and Journalism (Hons) at University of Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers both traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) and newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and recent developments in literary theory. We also offer you the opportunity to spend up to a year studying abroad in either America, Canada, Europe or Hong Kong. 

Programme Overview

Staff in the School of English are internationally recognised for academic research which links closely with undergraduate teaching, and the School regularly hosts visits by a variety of international writers and critics. There are several published authors and poets in the School, and our students publish a magazine of creative writing, poetry and prose.

Journalism is fascinating, rewarding and influential. In a world hungry for news about issues ranging from climate change to fashion and from armed conflict to football, the ultra-competitive modern media market needs versatile, multimedia journalists with cutting-edge academic and vocational skills and a highly developed awareness of ethics.

Tutors for this joint honours programme include senior journalists with wide experience of multimedia newsrooms. Their professional expertise is reinforced by excellent academic teaching by leading historians, political scientists and lawyers.

The entirety of the first year of this joint honours programme will be taught at the Canterbury campus. In the second and third year some modules may be taught at the Medway campus depending on your module choices.

Programme Structure

The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.  

On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also be able to take ‘elective’ modules from other programmes so you can customise your programme and explore other subjects that interest you.

Compulsory modules currently include:

  • Changing Literatures: From Chaucer to the Contemporary
  • Thinking Through Theory
  • Essentials of Reporting

Optional modules may include:

  • British Government and Politics

You have the opportunity to select elective modules in this stage.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

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360 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level: BBB at A level including English Literature or English language & Literature at B.
  • Access to HE Diploma: If we make you an offer, you will need to obtain/pass the overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above. 
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (formerly BTEC National Diploma): The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. A typical offer would be DMM plus A-level English Literature or English Language & Literature at B.
  • International Baccalaureate: 34 overall or 17 at higher level HLL English 6 or HL 5 or SL 6 in a literature subject plus interview and journalism test.

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Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

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