Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English

Course options

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Course summary

This modern degree leads to a range of career paths. Differing from traditional approaches to English, you’ll study and analyse literary texts within the context of the media and learn to write creatively and professionally for a variety of audiences. Why study BA (Hons) English at BU?

  • Tailor your degree including options to study both creative or traditional units and discover the latest developments in digital media and new media storytelling.
  • Showcase your writing to industry professionals through BU's annual Fresher Writing Prize and New Media Writing Prize competitions
  • Put theory into practice during a four-week or 30-week placement with organisations such as Penguin Books, BBC, Pinewood Studios, Touch Press and the Football Foundation
  • Develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills which can open the door to an exciting range of career possibilities or further study. You’ll be career-ready with 85% of our graduates in employment or further study after 15 months (source DiscoverUni 2021).
  • Benefit from industry speakers sharing their writing experiences – previous guests include Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Stella Wisdom from the British Library
  • You’ll be able to choose from our list of units, picking a topic in each year that particularly appeals to you, and curating your own personal journey and skillset.
  • 92% of graduates felt academic staff on this course were good at explaining things (source DiscoverUni 2021).

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


How to apply

Application codes

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 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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, please submit your deferral request through our website. 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 visit our RPL webpage 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.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
86%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

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 £15250 Year 1
International £15250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
English at Bournemouth University - UCAS