English Literature Online Bachelor and Master Degree Courses in the UK

Program University Student satis­faction Unem­ployed Drop­out Tuition (UK) Tuition (Inter­national) UCAS Tariff City
University of Birmingham - - - - - - Birmingham online Full-time
Northumbria University - - - - - - Newcastle online Part-time
The Open University - - - - - - Milton Keynes online Part-time
The Open University 93% - 0% - - - Milton Keynes online Part-time
The Open University 89% 0% 0% - - - Milton Keynes online Part-time
The Open University 91% - 0% - - - Milton Keynes online Part-time
University of Wales 91% - 0% £7800 £15000 - Cardiff online Part-time
University of Portsmouth 91% - 0% - - - Portsmouth online Full-time
University of Hertfordshire 91% - 0% - - - Hatfield online Full-time
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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 £21201 £20871 £24516
25-75 percentile range £18125 - £24301 £15048 - £25323 £18775 - £30500

Salary of all UK Graduates of all subjects

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £20036 £20635 £24940
25-75 percentile range £17979 - £24397 £15500 - £25167 £19237 - £30364

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.

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Specialisations within English Literature

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

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Among graduates of English Literature who indicated that they are working, the percentage below represents the number of highly skilled vs non-highly skilled jobs (Unistats).

% Skilled jobs

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

Example below based on all graduates of English Literature at Bath Spa University

20% Business and public service associate professionals
15% Administrative occupations
10% Teaching Professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Sales occupations
10% Elementary occupations
5% Managers, directors and senior officials
5% Media Professionals
5% Science, engineering and technology associate professionals

Grading Distribution

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

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for English Literature

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FAQ

  • The following degrees are offered for English Literature studies:
  • Master of Research - MA (Res)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
  • Master of Arts - MA
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Master of Arts (Postgraduate) - MA (PG)

The median salary of graduates of English Literature was £21201 15 months after graduation, £20871 3 years after graduation and £24516 5 years after graduation.

English Literature and Creative Writing (Q86) at The Open University received the highest rating among all graduates in the National Student Survey year with a rating of 93 out of 100 among 162 respondents.