Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English (Integrated Master's)

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Course summary

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Our innovative English Integrated Master’s (MLit) enables you to gain a Masters level qualification as part of your degree - helping you to stand out in the competitive graduate job market. The Integrated Master’s takes you on a journey through undergraduate to masters level learning, advancing your research skills and specialist knowledge. At undergraduate level you will explore language and literature in both traditional forms and in the context of the media, including film, television, magazines and the internet. As you progress into the master’s level, you will be encouraged to work around your own research interests whilst taking a contemporary, thematic and media-aware approach. As a student on this course, you'll:

  • Tailor your degree in areas of English that interest you, including options to study both creative or traditional units
  • Put theory into practice and expand your knowledge during a 4 week or 30-week placement to experience literary study in a real-world setting
  • Showcase your writing to industry professionals through BU’s annual Fresher Writing Prize and New Media Writing Prize competitions
  • Study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities in Canada, Denmark or Germany
  • Develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills which can open the door to an exciting range of career possibilities or further study
  • Benefit from specialist guest lecturers who talk about their work writing for the media industries. Previous guests have included Julian Fellows, Creator of Downton Abbey and Stella Wisdom from the British Library.

Course details

Modules

Media & Society | Adaptation | Language Matters | Forms & Contexts | Approaches to Literature | Modernism & Postmodernism | Gender & Sexuality | Children’s Literature | Narrative Structures | Writing for the Media | Dissertation or Creative Dissertation | Market & Audiences | Interactive Storytelling | Literature & Controversy


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points 104 - 120 tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points).
Access to HE Diploma 102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of four Scottish Highers.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff
Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of two Scottish Advanced Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 - 31 points 28 - 31 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
Extended Project We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by two A-level sized qualifications to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma DMM Distinction, Merit, Merit (112 UCAS tariff points)
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma D*D Distinction*, Distinction (104 UCAS tariff points)
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma We accept this qualification, but it must be accompanied by an A-level sized qualification to meet the overall UCAS tariff.

AccessBU: AccessBU provides you with the opportunity to tell us about your circumstances that are not always evident in your UCAS application. This widening access initiative also considers relevant criteria such as being in care or if you live in an area with a low participation rate in Higher Education - if you are eligible, your offer could be up to 16 UCAS tariff points below the published tariff. Apprenticeships: We recognise the transferable knowledge and skills gained through apprenticeships and welcome applications from students with a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship recognised by the Institute for Apprenticeships. Each application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry. If you have already submitted your application, you can request a deferral by contacting our Admissions Team. Direct entry: We welcome applications from students who have previously studied at degree level at other institutions and wish to transfer onto a BU course. Our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) procedure enables credit awarded from one institution to contribute to a BU award, subject to an application process. Please contact our Future Students Enquiry Team for more information. Mature applicants: We recognise that mature applicants may have a wealth of experience rather than formal qualifications, so we’ll consider your application on these merits if included in your application. You’ll need to apply to BU in the usual way through UCAS and you may be invited to an interview to discuss your suitability for the course based on the experience you tell us about in your application.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing or reading and 5.5 in all other components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £14500* Year 1
International £14500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. UK/EU/Channel Island students: Your tuition fees will be the same for the first three years of your course. The fee for the final year (postgraduate/Level 7) is £6,750. International students: Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £850. Please note that fees shown for September 2021 entry are subject to confirmation in response to changes in government policy.
English (Integrated Master's) at Bournemouth University - UCAS