English Language and Literature

University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This course provides you with a thorough understanding of the historical range of English literature and the development of the language. To achieve this, we offer a wide range of core and optional modules, allowing you to explore areas of English language and literature which most interest you, as well as areas which you may never have encountered before. You will cover many different formats of media, including manuscript, print, digital, and graphic. Furthermore, you will have many opportunities to put your studies into practice, with writing and editing opportunities available through our student-led publications. In addition, we have strong links with the creative industries, though which you may explore bespoke work placements and volunteering opportunities.

Course details


In your first year you will study five core modules, introducing you to prose, poetry and drama from the medieval period to the modern day. Different aspects of language will also be explored - from the beginnings of English to contemporary and applied aspects of English. You will make up remaining credits with optional modules, including creative writing. In years two and three the range of options increases so that you can begin to specialise and take an increasingly in-depth approach. For your final year, two options must be in language and two in literature and your final two options may be chosen from any area of the school. Final year modules correspond to the research interests of staff, so that you can benefit from their expertise at the cutting-edge of the discipline. You will also have the opportunity to complete an individual research project of your choice.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeQ392
Institution code N84
Campus nameUniversity Park Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB - AAA including grade A in one of English Language, English Literature. Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.
Access to HE Diploma 45 credits at Level 3 of which 30 Level 3 credits must be at distinction. 15 Level 3 credits must be from English modules, and 9 of these English credits must be at distinction. In some cases applicants may be invited to meet with the Admissions Tutor proir to a decision being made.
Scottish Higher AAABB including English with grade A. This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including English.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Applications assessed on an individual basis, please contact the University.
Scottish Advanced Higher AA including English with grade A and Scottish Highers AAABB including English with grade A.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 - 34 points with a minimum of 6 points in English at Higher level.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A plus grades AA at A level including grade A in English.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, M1, M1 including Literature in English as principal subject at D3.

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 80% in English, GCSE requirements - English grade A ( numeric grade 7)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £18420* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
University Park

Clearing contact details

Clearing and Adjustment

0115 951 5559

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Please visit our website at www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing to access our online Clearing forms. For clearing entry requirements, please visit the vacancy listings on our website from Thursday 13 August 2020 as the Clearing and Adjustment entry requirements for the course may differ from the standard entry requirements. Please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing for more information.

Course contact details

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Undergraduate admissions

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English Language and Literature at University of Nottingham - UCAS