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From examining iconic and influential texts to cultivating your writing skills, this multifaceted course explores English in all its various forms within the context of the media. There’s a strong emphasis on honing your own writing skills, whether that’s in creative writing, journalism or academic work, opening the door to an exciting range of career possibilities. The course is designed to give you a strong foundation in the academic study of English, while equipping you with professional skills to enhance your employability. Alongside the study of texts in print, you’ll be introduced to the latest developments in digital media and new media storytelling. As you progress through the course and become a more independent learner, you’ll be able to select units to focus your studies in areas of English that interest you. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a four- or 30-week placement, depending on the length of degree you choose. The placement is a productive and dynamic way of putting your theory into practice, and is designed to develop your abilities and understanding of a real-world working environment. It also provides a platform for successful entry into the workplace following graduation. 100% of our final year students agree our staff are good at explaining things (National Student Survey 2019).
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
How to apply
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!
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
|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||112 tariff points|
|Access to HE Diploma||102 - 118 tariff points with any combination of Distinction, Merit, Pass grades|
|Scottish Higher||104 - 120 tariff points from Scottish Highers|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||104 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 Extended 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 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||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by 2 A-levels or equivalent|
|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||112 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma||D*D||104 tariff points|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma||Accepted as part of the overall tariff but it must be accompanied by an A-level or equivalent|
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. 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. Deferred entry: We are happy to consider eligible applicants for deferred entry.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or or equivalent.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact detailsMake an enquiry
Future Students Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1202 966777
Our Clearing helpline is currently open Monday–Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Then the following times will apply: Thursday 13 August - 6:30am - 8:00pm, Friday 14 August - 8:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday 15 August - 10:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday 16 August - 10:00am - 3:00pm, Monday 17 August onwards - 9:00am - 5:00pm.
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