University of Essex logo
  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 9k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 12k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

    Description

    The University of Essex is one of the UK's leading academic institutions, ranked ninth nationally for research excellence following the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).

    BA Literature and Myth sets out to investigate the uniqueness of myth. We examine the relationship between myth and literature, and provide the theoretical grounding for a contemporary understanding of classic forms of myth through the study of a number of key literary and mythological texts drawn from a range of cultures. In your first year, alongside your core modules, you can choose options that look at literature in the eighteenth, nineteenth or twentieth-century, European literature, United States literature or film.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
    • GBP 11950 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date October 2015 Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

    Course Content

    The special characteristics of our courses are flexibility and choice. In your first year, you usually take four or five modules that include pre-requisite(s) for your course but, in many cases, mean you can try subjects you have not come across before. If you are taking a humanities or social science, then you have the greatest choice, as most of our first-year modules do not assume any specialist knowledge.
    With a small number of exceptions, if you successfully complete the first year of your BA, then you are qualified to enter the second year of that course and a range of other courses: for example, if you take economics, politics, philosophy and sociology, then you have a choice of at least nine possible single or joint honours courses at the end of your first year. This means you can change your course, providing you have taken the appropriate pre-requisites and places are available. We offer a range of optional modules in your second- and final-years and most courses allow you to undertake a final-year project, an individual piece of research on a topic that interests you.
    We operate a credit framework for our awards, which is based on principles widely used across the UK university sector. Each module has a credit rating attached and our standard three-year course consists of 360 credits (120 credits in your first year, and 240 credits across your second and final years).
    Please note that module information on our course finder provides a guide to course content and may be subject to review on an annual basis.

    Year 1

    The Enlightenment;
    Introduction to Literature;
    Close Reading Skills;
    one option; and
    one half-option

    Year 2

    Literature and Myth;
    two from: Early Modern Literature, Versions of Modernity, US Literature Since 1850 or Approaches to Text; and
    one option or year abroad in Europe (ERASMUS programme)

    Year 3

    Four literature options (at least two in myth)


    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.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    A-levels: ABB-BBB, including at least one A-level in a humanities subject (or equivalent)
    GCSE English: C
    IB: 32-30 points (we consider IB certificates at the Higher Level on a case-by-case basis)
    Achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 6 level three credits at distinction and the remainder at merit (or above) or achievement of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 45 level three credits at merit (or above).
    English language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English: IELTS 6.0 overall with minimum 5.5 in each component (or equivalent). Different requirements apply for second year entry.

    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 Essex.

    Funding

    For up-to-date information on funding opportunities at Essex, please visit: www.essex.ac.uk/studentfinance.

    Similar programs:
    Coventry University logo
    • Tuition Fee:
    • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / Module
    • International students: $ 11k / Module
      Coventry University logo
      • Tuition Fee:
      • Domestic students: $ 8.59k / Module
      • International students: $ 11k / Module
        University of Sunderland logo
        • Tuition Fee:
        • Domestic students: $ 7.8k / Year
        • International students: $ 9.5k / Year
          University of Greenwich logo
          • Tuition Fee:
          • Domestic students: $ 9.33k / Year
          • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
            Coventry University logo
            • Tuition Fee:
            • Domestic students: $ 8.09k / Module
            • International students: $ 10.5k / Module
              University of Southampton logo
              • Tuition Fee:
              • Domestic students: $ 9k / Year
              • International students: $ 14.7k / Year
                The Queen's University Belfast logo
                • Tuition Fee:
                • Domestic students: $ 6.43k / Year
                • International students: $ 18.3k / Year
                • Ranking:
                • 2460 StudyQA
                • Duration:
                • 1 year
                  See all of the 266 similar programs