Dip HE English Literature

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Course code Q301

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Course code Q301

Key course details

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

Course outline

Most of our DipHE students use the course as a gateway to a full BA (Hons) English Literature Programme. You take exactly the same modules as the BA (Hons) students in your first year, and if you pass those you have the opportunity to transfer onto the full three year BA. Because nearly all our DipHE students do this, the figures and stories here are from the BA (Hons).  

Our innovative and contemporary course is designed to develop a strong and relevant skills base. You’ll write essays just as you would on any other English Literature course but by the end of the course you will also have scripted and recorded a mock radio programme and designed a webpage.

You will study a wide variety of literature from the canonical to the contemporary and as well as engaging with the written word you will be encouraged to think about the wider cultural, historical, geographical and media contexts in which literature is produced. 

Our close proximity to the Lake District means that you will have a chance to enrich your studies by visiting places which inspired some of Britain's greatest writers, and to explore the relationship between literature and the environment. You will also be encouraged to get involved with contemporary writing contexts via local literary festivals and Carlisle's thriving literary scene.

Our class sizes are small, so you’ll get to know your tutors and your fellow students really well – and we’ll get to know you too, to make sure you get the most out of your studies. 

We believe it’s a great course, but don’t just take our word for it; we scored 100% for student satisfaction in the National Student Survey in 2013, 2014 and 2015 and the course is rated very highly in areas like teaching, assessment and personal development.

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Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.

Course study options

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

View the BA (Hons)