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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12.5k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    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.

    Teaching and assessment

    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.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 12450 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content


    Stage 1

    Core modules
    • Critical Practice
    • Early Drama
    • Readings in the 20th Century
    • Romanticism and Critical Theory
    Creative Writing
    • Narrative Theory and Practice
    • Poetry Theory and Practice

    Joint honours students must take Critical Practice and either Romanticism and Critical Theory or Early Drama or Readings in the 20th Century.


    Drawn from modules in the Faculty of Humanities.

    Stage 2/3

    Single honours students take four per year and joint honours students two per year of the modules listed below.

    Core modules Literature
    • Early American Literature
    • Early Modern Literature
    • 18th-Century Literature 1660-1750
    • 18th-Century Literature 1750-1830
    • Elizabethan Drama
    • Jacobean Drama
    • Modern American Literature
    • Medieval and Tudor Literature
    • Modernism
    • 19th-Century Literature
    Creative Writing
    • Reading and Writing the Self/ Individual Writing Project
    Options can include:
    • American Crime Fiction
    • Bodies of Evidence: Reading the Body in 18th-Century Literature
    • The Brontës in Context
    • Charles Dickens and Victorian England
    • Chaucer
    • Contemporary Irish Writing
    • Devils, Whores and Deceit: The Dramatic Repertoire of Prince Charles' Men (c1610- 1621)
    • Fantasy and Desire in Early Modern Literature
    • Heroes and Exiles: An Introduction to Old English Poetry
    • Image, Vision and Dream: Medieval Texts and Visual Culture
    • Innovation and Experiment in New York, 1945-1995
    • John Milton
    • Language and Place in Colonial and Postcolonial Poetry
    • The Literature of Terror
    • Long Essay
    • Native American Cultures: Texts and Contexts
    • 19th-Century American Short Story
    • Postcolonial Writing
    • Romance
    • Sea Studies, Desert Studies: Literature and Other Media
    • 20th-Century American Short Story
    • The Unknown: Reading and Writing.

    Creative Writing students choose from:

    • Reading and Writing Poetry
    • Reading and Writing Short Fiction
    • Reading and Writing the Innovative Contemporary Novel.

    UK requirements for international applications

    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.


    English Language Requirements

    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 to

    take 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.

    Offer levels

    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.

    Required subjects

    • A level English Literature or English Language and Literature grade B.

    English language entry requirements

    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:

    • average 6.5 in IELTS test, minimum 6.0 in reading and writing
    • a TOEFL score of at least 580 including 4.0 reading and writing (paper-based test) or 85 including 19 reading and writing (internet-based test)
    • grade C in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
    • grade B in Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English
    • international GCSE English as a first language grade C; as a second language grade B.

    We also accept some school English certificates.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "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."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      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.

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