English at Kent is challenging, flexible, and wide-ranging. It covers not only traditional areas (such as Shakespeare or Dickens) but newer fields such as American literature, creative writing, postcolonial literature and developments in literary theory. We also offer the opportunity for you to spend a year studying abroad in either America or Europe.
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 annually publish a compilation of creative writing, poetry and prose.
Through your study, you learn to think critically and to work independently; your communication skills improve and you learn to express your opinions passionately and persuasively, both in writing and orally. These key transferable skills are essential for graduates as they move into the employment market.
Our graduates have gone into: journalism, broadcasting and media, publishing, writing and teaching; more general areas such as banking, marketing analysis and project management; or on to further study for postgraduate qualifications.
Modules are taught by weekly seminars. Core modules include a weekly lecture, plus individual supervision is offered for the Long Essay. Assessment at Stage 1 is by a mixture of coursework and examination. Some modules may include an optional practical element.
Joint honours students must take Critical Practice and either Romanticism and Critical Theory or Early Drama or Readings in the 20th Century.Options
Drawn from modules in the Faculty of Humanities.
Single honours students take four per year and joint honours students two per year of the modules listed below.Core modules Literature
Creative Writing students choose from:
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 75(Grade B) TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test : 85
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test.
For applicants taking the Kent IFP, passing with an average of 60%, including 60% in the literature module, is a requirement for entry onto the first year of these degree programmes.
AAB at A level including English Literature or English Language/Literature at B or above. IB Diploma 33 points inc 5/6/6 in HL English A/A2/B or IB Diploma with 16/17 points at Higher inc 5/6/6 in HL English A1/A2/B.
In order to enter directly onto a degree course. you also need to prove your proficiency in English, and we ask for one of the following:
We also accept some school English certificates.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Kent.