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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)
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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