English Literature Degree Courses in the UK - Bachelors & Masters

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
English Literature and Nutrition (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 47% 5% 5% £9250 £12500 117 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Creative Writing (with integrated foundation year) BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 98% 5% 15% £9000 £16520 134 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
Education and English Literature BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 3% 15% £9250 £12500 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 100% 5% 0% £9000 £16520 120 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 98% 5% 0% £9000 £16520 125 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons) Cardiff University 67% 4% 2% £9000 £20450 £22700 157 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Media and English Literature with Foundation Year BA (Hons) York St John University 98% 4% 10% £9250 £14000 111 York On campus Full-time
English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons) University of Gloucestershire 84% 5% 0% £9250 £15000 £15450 127 Cheltenham On campus Full-time
Creative Writing and English Literature BA (Hons) University of Westminster 83% 10% 5% £9250 £15400 96 London On campus Full-time
English Literature and Social Policy (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 100% 0% 10% £9250 £12500 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Media & Communication (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 0% 15% £9250 £12500 117 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature (Including Placement Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex 85% 5% 10% £9250 £19500 127 Colchester On campus Full-time
Media and English Literature BA (Hons) University of Brighton 83% 5% 20% £9250 £13842 104 Brighton On campus Full-time
Film and Television Studies/English Literature BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 98% 5% 0% £9000 £16520 129 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
English Literature and History BA (Hons) York St John University 98% 5% 10% £9250 £14000 107 York On campus Full-time
Drama and English Literature (Professional Placement Year) BA (Hons) Bath Spa University 92% 0% 5% £9250 £16905 125 Bath On campus Full-time
English Literature and Social Care BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 72% 0% 5% £9250 £12500 131 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and History BA (Hons) University of Chichester 95% 10% 20% £9250 £15840 124 Chichester On campus Full-time
English Literature and Musical Theatre (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 117 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Education and English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 3% 15% £9250 £12500 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Modern Languages (French/German/Italian/Spanish) and English Literature BA (Hons) University of Reading 86% 3% 10% £9250 £22350 127 Reading On campus Full-time
English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) University of Greenwich 100% 0% 0% £9250 £16150 £17000 115 London On campus Full-time
Scandinavian Studies and English Literature MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 71% 3% 1% £9250 £26500 179 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
English Literature and Film & Visual Culture BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 0% 15% £9250 £12500 117 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and English Language and Linguistics BA (Hons) University of Kent 84% 0% 10% £9250 £18000 127 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Early Childhood and English Literature BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 84% 3% 9% £9250 £12500 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) The University of Winchester 80% 0% 20% £9250 £16700 138 Winchester On campus Full-time
Education and English Literature BA (Hons) The University of Winchester 82% 0% 15% £9250 £16700 138 Winchester On campus Full-time
French and English Literature BA (Hons) Cardiff University 72% 4% 2% £9000 £20450 £22700 146 Cardiff On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) University of Reading 78% 0% 20% £9250 £22350 116 Reading On campus Full-time
English Literature with Foundation BA (Hons) University of Reading 86% 3% 25% £9250 £22350 79 Reading On campus Full-time
English Literature and Social Policy BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 100% 0% 10% £9250 £12500 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and History BA (Hons) Cardiff University - 0% 0% £9000 £20450 £22700 140 Cardiff On campus Full-time
Economics and English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 76% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Religion BA (Hons) York St John University 98% 0% 10% £9250 £14000 111 York On campus Full-time
English Literature and History BA (Hons) Durham University 90% 6% 0% £9250 £23900 190 Durham On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) University of Chichester 95% 5% 20% £9250 £15840 129 Chichester On campus Full-time
English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) University of Reading 83% 3% 15% £9250 £22350 124 Reading On campus Full-time
English Literature and Film & Theatre BA (Hons) University of Reading 86% 3% 10% £9250 £22350 131 Reading On campus Full-time
English Literature with Creative Writing BA (Hons) University of East Anglia 70% 0% 1% £9250 £20600 156 Norwich On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) Bishop Grosseteste University - 0% 5% £9250 £12690 94 Lincoln On campus Full-time
Drama and English Literature BA (Hons) University of Greenwich 89% 0% 0% £9250 £16150 £17000 127 London On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) Loughborough University of Technology 54% 0% 0% £9250 £22000 166 Loughborough On campus Full-time
English Literature and Music BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 117 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) Durham University 78% 6% 0% £9250 £23900 189 Durham On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) The University of Sheffield 73% 0% 3% £9250 £22680 151 Sheffield On campus Full-time
English Literature and Classics MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 71% 3% 0% £9250 £26500 182 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
English Literature with Foundation Year BA (Hons) The University of Sheffield 72% 0% 30% £9250 £22680 151 Sheffield On campus Full-time
English Literature with English Language BA (Hons) The University of Winchester 84% 0% 10% £9250 £16700 135 Winchester On campus Full-time
Persian and English Literature MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 71% 3% 1% £9250 £26500 180 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Music and English Literature BA (Hons) Cardiff University 72% 4% 2% £9000 £20450 £22700 150 Cardiff On campus Full-time
English Literature and Language BA (Hons) University of Westminster 84% 3% 20% £9250 £15400 99 London On campus Full-time
English Literature and Creative Writing BA (Hons) University of Kent 73% 9% 15% £9250 £18000 101 Canterbury On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics (Professional Placement Year) BA/BSc (Hons) Bath Spa University 74% 5% 10% £9250 £16675 119 Bath On campus Full-time
Celtic and English Literature MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 61% 3% 1% £9250 £26500 183 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Creative Writing and English Literature BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 0% £9250 £12500 112 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Media and English Literature BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 98% 5% 5% £9000 £16520 131 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) University of Huddersfield 88% 10% 0% £9250 £16500 151 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
History and English Literature BA (Hons) Liverpool John Moores University 89% 5% 0% £9250 £15600 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Film & Visual Culture (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 0% 15% £9250 £12500 117 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Creative Writing and English Literature BA (Hons) York St John University 100% 0% 0% £9250 £14000 122 York On campus Full-time
English Literature and Law (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 38% 10% 6% £9250 £12500 112 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy & Ethics (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 73% 0% 7% £9250 £12500 106 Liverpool On campus Full-time
History and English BSc (Hons) Aston University 73% 0% 0% £9250 £18250 130 Birmingham On campus Full-time
Drama and English Literature BA (Hons) Bath Spa University 92% 0% 5% £9250 £16905 125 Bath On campus Full-time
Arabic and English Literature BA (Hons) University of Westminster 79% 0% 5% £9250 £15400 110 London On campus Full-time
Film Studies and English Literature BA (Hons) University of Huddersfield 86% 0% 10% £9250 £16500 122 Huddersfield On campus Full-time
Conservation Biology and English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 84% 0% 15% £9250 £12500 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature/Education BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 98% 5% 5% £9000 £16520 137 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
English Literature MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 66% 3% 1% £9250 £26500 186 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
English Literature and International Relations BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 76% 0% 0% £9250 £12500 109 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Sport & Physical Education (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 0% 13% £9250 £12500 127 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Russian Studies and English Literature MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 71% 3% 1% £9250 £26500 184 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
French/English Literature BA (Hons) Aberystwyth University 98% 5% 5% £9000 £16520 140 Aberystwyth On campus Full-time
English Literature and Theology BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 122 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Human Biology (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 84% 0% 15% £9250 £12500 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Creative Writing and English Literature BA University of East Anglia 72% 4% 4% £9250 £20600 163 Norwich On campus Full-time
German and English Literature BA (Hons) Cardiff University 72% 4% 2% £9000 £20450 £22700 146 Cardiff On campus Full-time
English Literature and Mathematics (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 95% 5% 10% £9250 £12500 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy & Ethics BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 116 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Information Technology BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 82% 15% 10% £9250 £12500 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) The University of Winchester 82% 0% 15% £9250 £16700 133 Winchester On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) Canterbury Christ Church University 100% 10% 5% £9250 £14500 119 Canterbury On campus Full-time
Spanish and English Literature BA (Hons) Cardiff University 72% 4% 2% £9000 £20450 £22700 138 Cardiff On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics BA/BSc (Hons) Bath Spa University 74% 5% 10% £9250 £16675 119 Bath On campus Full-time
Conservation Biology and English Literature BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 84% 0% 15% £9250 £12500 120 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) De Montfort University 88% 0% 5% £9250 £15250 £15750 121 Leicester On campus Full-time
Drama and English Literature BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 119 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Language and English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 88% 0% 10% £9250 £12500 122 Liverpool On campus Full-time
Criminology and English Literature BA (Hons) Oxford Brookes University 76% 10% 14% £9250 £15950 116 Oxford On campus Full-time
English Literature and Philosophy BA (Hons) University of East Anglia 72% 4% 0% £9250 £20600 135 Norwich On campus Full-time
English Literature (including Foundation Year) BA (Hons) University of Essex - 5% 10% £9250 £19500 127 Colchester On campus Full-time
English Literature and History MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 82% 0% 5% £9250 £26500 201 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
Creative Writing and English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 85% 5% 15% £9250 £12500 112 Liverpool On campus Full-time
English Literature and Film BA (Hons) The University of Winchester 82% 0% 15% £9250 £16700 122 Winchester On campus Full-time
Business Management and English Literature (with Foundation Year) BA (Hons) Liverpool Hope University 80% 5% 4% £9250 £12500 112 Liverpool On campus Full-time
German and English Literature MA (Hons) The University of Edinburgh 71% 3% 1% £9250 £26500 179 Edinburgh On campus Full-time
English Literature BA (Hons) University of Kent 73% 9% 5% £9250 £18000 126 Canterbury On campus Full-time
French and English Literature BA (Hons) University of Westminster 79% 5% 5% £9250 £15400 110 London On campus Full-time
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Student Reviews

Overall student satisfaction
72 /100
21515 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Primarily based on salary data of undergraduate students

Salary of all UK Graduates of English Literature

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23199 £21500 £25635
25-75 percentile range £20097 - £26243 £16503 - £26311 £19271 - £32000

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £23021 £21809 £26541
25-75 percentile range £20078 - £26410 £16708 - £26148 £20476 - £32336

Jobs & Career Perspectives

Career perspectives for English Literature

15 months after graduation, graduates of this subject were asked about their current circumstances of employment, what they do, and whether their activities and perspectives are directly related to their studies.

Current jobs

Among graduates of English Literature who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number who “agree” or “strongly agree” with the statements about their job.

Typical employers for graduates of English Literature

  • Educational Institutions
  • Publishing Companies
  • Editing Companies

Specialisations within English Literature

  • 19th Century Literature
  • 20th Century Literature
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Medieval Literature
  • Caribbean Literature
  • American Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Modernism
  • Feminism
  • Playwriting
  • Poetry

Jobs of graduates of English Literature (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of English Literature at Anglia Ruskin University

20% Administrative occupations
15% Teaching Professionals
15% Web and Multimedia Design Professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Elementary occupations
5% Artistic, literary and media occupations

Grading & Study Time

Grading Distribution

Students of English Literature in the UK received the following grades.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for English Literature

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study English Literature, if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

FAQ

English Literature is the study of texts originally written in English.

The median salary of graduates of English Literature was £23199 15 months after graduation, £21500 3 years after graduation and £25635 5 years after graduation.

  • The following degrees are offered for English Literature studies:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts (Honours) - MA (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BA/BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA