BA English Literature

Durham University
England, United Kingdom
Bachelor's Degree
Study mode
3 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 35,834
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 74,574

Entry Requirements

  • Qualifications equivalent to our standard entry requirements.
  • We require Grade A in English Literature
  • We require a Grade A* in any subject
  • IELTS of 6.5 (no component under 6.0);
  • TOEFL iBT 92 (no component under 23);Cambridge Proficiency (CPE) Grade C; or Cambridge Advanced (CAE) Grade A.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Drama
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to the Novel

Optional Modules (choose 3)

  • The Age of Chivalry
  • The Heroic Age
  • Classical and Biblical Background to English Literature
  • The English Language and its History

Year 2

  • Medieval Literature
  • Old English
  • Old Norse
  • Old French
  • Chaucer
  • Renaissance Literature 
  • Restoration & Eighteenth Century Literature
  • Literature of the Romantic Period
  • Victorian Literature
  • Literature of the Modern Period
  • Post-War Fiction and Poetry
  • American Fiction
  • American Poetry

Year 3

The final year includes a compulsory 12,000- word Dissertation on a subject of the student’s choice related to English literature.

Through the Dissertation, they will engage in an area of research through self-formulated questions, supported by the gathering of relevant information and materials and organised lines of enquiry resulting in work of sustained argumentative and analytic power.

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