English

University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Why English? Our English degree allows you to focus on pure literature, or your own blend of language, literature and practical communication. The course is assessed entirely by coursework and taught in small, interactive seminars. You’ll be able to participate in trips and events, from seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Globe Theatre to lively improvisation and voice training workshops. You can immerse yourself in a vibrant local culture, which includes The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival and Cheltenham Poetry Festival, or take exciting international trips (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). On literature modules you’ll explore the greatest works ever written in English, from traditional classics to transgressive contemporary novels. Topics include myths and legends, crime fiction, travel writing, periods from the 18th to 21st century, Shakespeare and North American writing. You’ll also be able to explore the workings and history of the English language, and how it shapes identities and the world around us. English language topics include dialects, language structure, sociolinguistics or ecolinguistics, giving insights into gender, race, media and society. Uniquely, the course offers practical communication modules, instilling leadership skills in inspirational speaking, persuasive writing, active listening, constructive criticism, visual design and ethical argumentation. These skills will provide a foundation for life and employment, giving you the power to shape society. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17. Experience an open day Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on [email protected] or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

In your first year you will gain solid grounding in the fundamentals of English with modules in writing for the self and myths, legends and drama. You can then tailor the degree to your interests in your second and final year, covering modules in literature, language or both. You could explore the world of Shakespeare or modern drama and social change from a literary context or delve into language across time and space with communication for ethical leadership.


Unistats information

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75%
Student satisfaction
63%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
89%
Go onto work and study

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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.

Course codeQ300
Institution code G50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us. Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/in-your-region/pages/in-your-country.aspx


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
A level BBC BBC at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Access to HE Diploma Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall including 45 credits at level 3.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet your tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please see our webpage - http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/into-centre.aspx

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


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
International £14680 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
English at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS