English Literature here is taught to small groups by energetic and enthusiastic staff, led by Oxford-trained academics with international research profiles in 19th and 20th-century studies. Ideas developed in core seminars are taken forward in weekly small-group tutorials, where half a dozen students are encouraged to discuss and interpret specific passages of writing, under the watchful guidance of their tutor.
Our students are expected to read widely, and to develop strong lines of argument and personal responses to what they find, anchored in an informed understanding of the discipline and with reference to the critical debates that animate it.
The degree is structured around a combination of period study, thematic study, and modules inculcating theoretical and practical skills. Victorian literature modules cover prose from Dickens to Gaskell, and poetry from Browning to Hardy; twentieth-century literature topics range from Rhys, Hurston, Woolf, and Plath to Hemingway, Forster, Larkin, and Beckett. Shakespeare is one central focus. Other earlier writers who are studied include Marlowe, Donne, Webster, Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Centlivre, Swift, Pope, Blake, Wordsworth, Austen, Keats, and Shelley. You can explore some of the modules on this website. Thematic study encourages students to analyse contextually based on sociological variations, gender, contemporary politics, and psychological influences. We encourage the understanding of contemporary literary and cultural theory while never losing sight of the values of liberal/aesthetic education.
This innovative programme combines a traditional academic major in one of the most popular and relevant humanities disciplines, with an up-to-date new vocational minor, that will assist young writers and critics to make their way in the worlds of print, broadcast or online journalism. In both fields, students will benefit from the small-group, personalized teaching on which Buckingham stakes its reputation. This programme is intended for both native-speakers of English and fluent ESL (English as a Second Language) speakers. If you are outgoing, communicative, curious about the world, but at the same time in love with language, and great writing, this is your ideal programme.
July: UK/EU: Year one: £9,610; Year two: £9,800; International: Year one £15,680; Year two £16,000 September: UK/EU Y1, Y2 £11,250; International Y1 £15,840; Y2 £16,000 January: UK/EU £11,250; International £16,000Start date January,July,September 2015 Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
In this department we believe in the surpassing value of the reading, discussing and understanding of great works of literature, not simply as processes that lead to higher levels of employability and the development of valuable critical skills (which they undoubtedly do) but as ends in themselves which are enriching and, ultimately, liberating. Small-group teaching is the key here and we run our programmes through seminars, workshops, tutorials (6 students maximum) and informal one-to-one discussion. A third of the programme is taken up by learning a language to proficiency and beyond.
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.
IELTS band : 6 CAE score : 60(Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 79
To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you totake an IELTS test. More About IELTS
All applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
No work experience is required.
"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."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
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 Buckingham.
Applications are invited for Sir Ray Tindle Journalism Scholarships / Bursaries. These awards are available to encourage and assist students to study for an honours or combined honours degree in Journalism here. We usually have six to offer in any given year.
To apply candidates should be studying any of the following subjects at A or AS Level:
However, applications are welcome from candidates with a broad range of interests, even if their qualifications are in other areas of the Humanities or Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Politics, History).
Work experience on Tindle newspapers on completion of the degree may be available to successful award holders.
The programmes to which the scholarships apply are:
Your Tindle application will go before a separate Scholarships / Bursaries Committee. Awards range from £1,000 to £3,000 per annum. You will be informed of the result of your application for an award, usually within 3 weeks of submitting it.