Dip HE English Literature

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Course code Q301

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Course code Q301

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Location Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration Full-time, 2 Years
Start date September 2017, 2018
Entry Requirements

If you love literature and want to develop new skills and cultural understanding, come and study English Literature surrounded by the iconic scenery which inspired some of Britain’s greatest writers – including Wordsworth, Ransome, Potter and Ruskin.

Many of our students use this two year course as a gateway to the full BA (Hons) English Literature degree – you’ll study exactly the same modules and if you pass those you will have the opportunity to transfer onto the full degree programme.

You’ll explore the development of English Literature from the Renaissance to the present in global and regional contexts, against a backdrop of the Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You’ll write essays and a dissertation, just as you would on any other English Literature degree, but in addition you’ll also develop the skills required for the contemporary workplace by scripting and recording a mock radio programme, designing a webpage, and even submitting a ‘job application’ assessed by academic and careers staff.

Why choose University of Cumbria?

This is not your average English Literature course – it’s much more.

  • Excellent working relationships with cultural organisations such as Brantwood, Dove Cottage and the National Trust
  • Fieldtrips to places which inspired some of Britain's literary greats, to enrich your studies
  • Opportunities to design and implement real world projects - such as web design and writing - to boost your CV
  • You’ll be taught by tutors who all research and publish in their specialist areas
  • Small class sizes enable us to guide and work closely with you throughout your studies
  • You’ll have opportunities to take part in local literary festivals
  • By developing contemporary communication skills, you’ll boost your job prospects
  • You’ll study on a dedicated and creative arts campus within Carlisle’s thriving literary scene

You’ll be based at our Brampton Road campus in Carlisle, where the River Eden - once described by the poet William Wordsworth as his “life’s neighbour” - flows through the adjacent and beautiful parkland.

Guaranteed accommodation

Apply to any Undergraduate course before 30 September 2017 and we can offer you a guaranteed place in University of Cumbria owned or partnered accommodation.

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Course study options

This course is also available as a full bachelor's degree.

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