Brunel University London

Degree level: Undergraduate

English

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Course summary

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If you can get lost in a book for hours on end, and enjoy writing or even drama, English is a natural choice. Storytelling is part of every culture and reveals much about a person’s lived experience, values and aspirations within a given time. English BA at Brunel is the opportunity to uncover the richness of English literature history – its periods, genres and diverse storytellers – through a set of underlying themes. Your journey will commence with a module on ‘Reading Resilience’ to help equip you with the required skills and competencies relevant to literary studies, so you can approach any topic with confidence. After a first year of modules that pass through modern literature and formative texts to help develop your critical reading, your exploration in English is very much down to your own interests and choices. In years two and three a wealth of optional modules await you, covering every period and genre from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, postcolonial writing to the women’s movement, with plenty of choice in contemporary and genre fiction like comedy, science fiction and horror. Throughout your literature degree you will be encouraged to express your own thoughts and creativity in your coursework and seminars, which will help you to grow as a critic and writer. An English degree will equip you with personal skills employers’ prize in graduates – not just exceptional written and verbal communication, but also the ability to communicate collaboratively in a team towards an agreed goal. As part of your English BA you will learn to participate and present confidently in seminars, communicate your ideas effectively in writing, and to critically evaluate relevant themes within texts that frequently cross into other disciplines such as history and politics. Opt for a placement year and you will gain hands-on work experience while you study which will further increase your attractiveness to employers when you graduate. Outside of your classroom, you can look forward to events and activities organised by the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing, including the annual Hillingdon Literary Festival: a free weekend of literary performances from internationally renowned authors, writing workshops and lively debates right here on campus.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Texts, Contexts, Intertexts Reading Resilience World Literature, World Literacies Modern Literature Texts, Contexts, Intertexts Early Modern Literature Year 2 Optional Postcolonial Writing The Nineteenth-Century Novel Romanticism and Revolution Genre Fiction Modernism Shakespeare: Text and Performance The Women's Movement and 20th Century and Contemporary Writing Contemporary British and Irish Fiction Year 3 Core Project Optional Post War and Late 20th Century Literature 1945–2001 Victorian Literature and Culture Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature Psychogeography Jane Austen and Her Novels The Canon Reloaded Gender and Sexuality Horror American Independent Cinema Writing Ireland The Creative Industries Violence Chaucer to Shakespeare Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers New Writing: Page to Stage Comedy Major Project - Game Based Learning The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature


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!

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 BBB including grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in any subject, with an A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Access to HE Diploma Obtain a minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at level 3 and grade B in A level English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Scottish Higher Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Higher Level 5 in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H3, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 are required to include English Language.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DDM in any subject, with an A-level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD in any subject with A level grade B in English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English/English Literature/English Language & Literature (combined). Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Testwith no less than 55% in each subsection

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6935* Year 1
EU £6935* Year 1
England £6935* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6935* Year 1
Scotland £6935* Year 1
Wales £6935* Year 1
International £11895* 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.
English at Brunel University London - UCAS