English and American Literature and Culture BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You’ll study the following modules.

  • Recent Fiction: Childhood, Alienation and Belonging
  • Communication in a Global Context
  • Academic Study Skills
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £8,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

From Hull to Hollywood, deepen your understanding of the culture and history of the British Isles and the United States, past and present. This programme provides a fantastic opportunity to spend part of your second year studying at a university in America. This experience will enhance your employability and cultural awareness, and allow you to study from an international perspective. Our staff are experts in their field, and their research underpins the diverse range of modules available. You’ll study topics in a range of disciplines including literary studies, cultural studies, film and television studies, visual studies and history.

Inspiration is everywhere, on and off campus. Philip Larkin, Winifred Holtby and Andrew Marvell are among the notable figures who have left their literary mark on the city. Writing and writers are also central to Hull’s status as UK City of Culture in 2017, and our programmes will provide you with exciting opportunities to be part of the literary and creative scene at the University – and beyond.

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

We maintain close links with graduate employers and we find that our graduates are extremely adaptable to the many career opportunities open to them. Some take the traditional employment routes of arts students – journalism, teacher training and the public services, for example – but many begin careers in commerce and industry. Recent graduates have found employment with the following public and private sector organisations: East Riding of Yorkshire Council, J.Sainsbury, Marks and Spencer and the Ministry of Justice.

Others choose to continue their studies as postgraduates, so you may be interested in what we offer at MA, MPhil and PhD levels.