University of Derby

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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This highly-rated English degree will change the way you think. As you discover a range of literature from across the globe, you will consider what these texts say about identity, desire, cultural politics and the nature of reality itself. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? In the last National Student Survey, this BA (Hons) English achieved a 100% overall satisfaction score. We cover a fascinating range of genres, including classical myth, the evolution of fantasy, the representation of crime, existentialist writing and the 19th century realist novel. There are no exams (you are assessed in other ways) and you can choose to study for a semester in America. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? If you enjoy reading and analysing literature and are interested in finding out how critical and philosophical ideas can change the way we read, this is your course. HOW YOU WILL LEARN Through thought-provoking lectures, seminars and tutorials, as well as reading from primary and secondary sources. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss and debate ideas. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES You will have the opportunity to take part in study visits to cinemas, museums, galleries, heritage centres and theatres. You will also complete work-based learning projects and placements for cultural institutions like these. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Above all else, English graduates have excellent communication and analytical skills – something that employers need and value. In addition, we aim to develop your public-speaking and debating skills by assessing your participation in seminars; you will also be enabled to deliver presentations and conference papers articulately and with confidence. This opens up a range of careers in a range of fields including teaching, journalism, publishing and arts administration. RELATED COURSES Integrated Masters in English (MLit) BA (Hons) English Literature and Language with optional TESOL pathway English (Joint Honours)

Course details

How to apply

Application deadlines

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

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeQ200
Institution code D39
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including at lease a grade C in English at A Level (or another related subject). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. We usually consider an A Level in General Studies as a supplementary qualification. A good application/performance will be taken into account if you do not meet the criteria / offer.
A level BBB At least a grade C at A level in English or related subject (or equivalent qualification)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits M: 24 credits P: 6 credits Pass Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits with 45 at Level 3. Must include passes in compulsory L3 subjects
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

English language requirements

IELTS overall score at a minimum of 6.0; with at least IELTS 5.5 in each band (Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing) or another Secure English Language Test (SELT) at CEFR level B2 or above

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 £14045 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
English at University of Derby - UCAS