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English Literature and Philosophy, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #192 (WUR) Norwich, United Kingdom
The English Literature and Philosophy programme offered by the University of East Anglia provides roughly equal proportions of both subjects, but there’s scope to adjust the balance towards more literature or more philosophy if you wish, as your interests deepen.
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Overview

Writers and philosophers consistently consider the same universal questions using different approaches. By studying the English Literature and Philosophy programme offered by the University of East Anglia, you get to read and discuss the literature you love with staff and students in our world-famous School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, while also exploring the deep philosophical questions with philosophy students and staff, who will make you think twice and read again. 

How are we to live? What is justice? How can our minds know the world? What is truth? Can we prove anything about God? How do we tell good reasoning from bad?

The study of philosophy considers these questions in a systematic attempt to make sense of human life and the world in which we live. And literature is another, equally important way that we try to make sense of human life and the questions it raises.

In this course you will discover how these two disciplines spark off each other to deepen your understanding of both. You’ll discover how philosophers and writers explore existential aspects of the human condition in diverse ways. You’ll examine the literary artistry of thinkers such as Plato and Nietzsche, who invite us into philosophy in exciting and unexpected ways. And you’ll discuss how novels, poems and dramatic works uncover special kinds of truth about the world.

To study literature and philosophy together is to understand the influence one has on the other – and the way different minds work. Approached together in a single degree they’re incredibly stimulating, with the study of one enriching your study of the other.

You’ll especially love this course if you’re interested in existential and intellectual themes in literature. You’ll choose from the full range of modules in both Philosophy and English Literature, developing skills in both fields. Interdisciplinary links are emphasised, and in your second year you will take a dedicated compulsory module that brings the two subjects together.

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  • Law
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Classic Readings in Philosophy
  • Modern Readings in Philosophy
  • Literature in History 
  • Reading Texts
  • Foundation Texts of the Great Civilizations 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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General Requirements

  • A Level BBB or ABC including an English Literature related subject or BBC including an English Literature related subject with an A in the Extended Project
  • International Baccalaureate 31 points including HL 5 English
  • Scottish Highers AABBB including an English Literature related subject
  • Scottish Advanced Highers CCC including an English Literature related subject
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 2 subjects at H2 and 4 subjects at H3 including an including an English Literature related subject
  • Access Course Access to Humanities & Social Sciences pathway preferred. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Merit in 45 credits at Level 3 including an English Literature module

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15600 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Norwich

  • 609 - 1050 GBP/month
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