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English Literature (Digital Practice) - BA (Hons) Degree*


Key Facts


Place of Study: 
Cyncoed Campus

Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy

Course Length:
Three years full-time. 

Course Overview

​With this distinctive BA (Hons) English Literature (Digital Practice) degree you will be able to explore your love of literature while developing your digital literacy skills. 

Throughout the English Literature degree you will analyse a range of texts (including film, art works, and digital narratives) and engage with the cutting edge of English Literature, as well as its canonical history, ensuring a good grounding in genre, context and period. 

The degree offers a mixture of thematic and chronological modules with a strong focus on contemporary literature. You will be equipped with key transferable skills such as critical thinking, communication, and problem solving while the digital literacy skills embedded within this programme will provide you with an accredited professional certification. This exciting combination of literature, theory and practice will equip you with employability skills highly valued in today's employment market. 

*This programme is subject to validation for September 2020 entry. This is due to take place in March 2020 and as such, the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.

Course Content

Modules may include: 

  • Re-reading Literature 
  • Critical Approaches 
  • Monsters, Cyborgs and Imaginary Worlds Romanticism and its Legacies 
  • Modern and Contemporary Literature 
  • Narratives, Identities and Place

Learning & Teaching

We utilise a range of teaching environments to best fit your learning needs. Delivery may include workshops, seminars, research seminars, lectures, virtual learning environments, away days, field trips and visits. Wherever possible, the emphasis is placed upon small group work and meeting individual learning needs. In this programme, you are taught by leading scholars with publications in their relevant fields. You'll be allocated a personal tutor who will support you throughout each year and you will work closely with your tutors to develop your work over the course of your degree. 

Throughout the years, you will be invited to attend theatre trips, films and other cultural events held in Cardiff. The Department also regularly invites external speakers to give presentations and readings.


We're committed to innovative assessment practices that match identified learning outcomes for your module and degree. This means assessment, wherever possible, is linked to enhancing not only your subject knowledge but also skills vital in developing your employment opportunities. Examples of assessment include research essays and portfolios, digital projects, group work, creative writing portfolios, critical and reflective practice, reviews, presentations and annotated bibliographies.

Employability & Careers

This degree provides students with strong communication and analytical skills that are highly valued in today's employment market. Graduates can pursue careers in a variety of industries, including: 

• Media
• Publishing
• Journalism
• Web content generation
• Editing and copywriting
• Public Relations
• Arts administration
• Marketing and heritage
• Education
• Postgraduate study 

Many of the skills you will obtain as part of this degree are also useful in industries beyond those listed above. We ensure that our curriculum develops you as a graduate so that you demonstrate the following skills and attributes: 

• Problem solving and analytical abilities
• Inter-personal and networking skills
• Global citizen (with knowledge of diversity & sustainability)
• Flexibility and adaptability (life long learning)
• Effective communication skills
• Creative and innovative
• Digital literacy
• Reflective practice

Entry Requirements & How to Apply

 Applicants should have 104 points from at least two A levels (or equivalent).

Typical offers may include:

  • 104 points from at least 2 A levels to include an A level grade C; Welsh Baccalaureate – Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate considered as the third subject
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma/Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM

  • 104 points from the Irish Leaving Certificate at Highers to include 2 x H2 grades. Higher level subjects only considered with a minimum grade H4

  • 104 points from at least two Scottish Advanced Highers to include grades D. Scottish Highers are also considered, either on their own or in combination with Advanced Highers.

  • 102 points from the Access to Higher Education Diploma     


If you are studying combinations of the above, or if your qualification isn't listed, please either contact Admissions or refer to the UCAS Course Search for entry requirements. Further information on our entry requirements, including qualifications from the EU can be found by clicking here

Candidates who do not possess normal minimum entry qualification are interviewed and considered individually on the basis of their prior learning or working background. For applicants who are only undertaking 2 A levels or equivalent, this will be considered along with the rest of the academic profile and we may issue a graded offer in lieu of an offer using the UCAS Tariff. 

International Applicants
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.0 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website. 

Selection Procedure:
Selection is usually on the basis of a completed UCAS application and where relevant an interview. 

How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made online to UCAS at For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at

Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer into year 2 & 3
If you are interested in transferring credit from another institution to study at Cardiff met for a course which accepts entry for year 2 and/or 3, you can find further information on this and information on how to apply on the RPL page. Please contact Admissions for any queries that you have on RPL. 

Mature students
A mature applicant is anyone over the ago of 21 who didn't go to university after school or college. Cardiff Met welcomes applications from mature applicants and further advice and information can be found here.

Contact Us

For general enquiries please contact the Admissions Team on 029 2041 6044 or email

For course specific enquiries, please contact Elizabeth English:
Tel: 02920 20 5634

Full terms and conditions in relation to accepting an offer to study at Cardiff Metropolitan University can be found by visiting