Study English at Ulster University in the United Kingdom. Built around a core of significant authors writing in English from Elizabethan times to the end of the Twentieth Century, from Shakespeare to Seamus Heaney, this programme also provides the opportunity for you to follow your own interests through a wide range of optional modules. Two thirds of the course is made up these: you can, for example, follow strands on creative and professional writing, women’s writing and gender studies, and American literature; or select from modules on historical fiction, contemporary fiction, modern drama, love poetry, the Victorian novel, or Beat culture, to name just a few. In your final year, you will – guided by a member of the teaching team – write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice. This combination of one-third compulsory historical core and two-thirds specialist optional modules will allow you to develop your own areas of expertise whilst still attaining a solid grounding in the history of English literature.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible 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.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BCC||Applicants may satisfy the requirement for the final A level grade C by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. Preference may be given to applicants holding Grade B in English Literature|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||For applicants taking the QCF (first teaching 2010) BTEC, the requirements will be DDM|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 12 credits M: 30 credits P: 3 credits||Pass Access course with overall average of 60% (120 credit Access Course) (NI Access Course)|
|Scottish Higher||BCCCC||Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. Preference may be given to applicants holding Grade B in English Literature.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||CDD||Preference may be given to candidates with Grade C in English Applicants may satisfy the requirement for an element of the offer grade profiles (equating to the final A-level grade stated in the standard 3A level offer profile - Grade C) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications to the same standard as defined by the University. Preference may be given to applicants holding Grade C in English Literature.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points||A minimum of 24 points with at least 12 at higher level. Preference may be given to applicants scoring well in literary subjects at higher level.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||104 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 4 subjects at Higher Level including Higher Level English grade H6 or above or Irish Leaving Certificate Ordinary Level English grade O4 or above. Preference may be given to applicants holding Grade H3 in English Literature at higher level.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||For full-time study, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements for admission to a first degree course and hold a GCSE pass at Grade C/4 or above English Language. Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills - Communication will be accepted as equivalent to GCSE English.|
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£4395||Year 1|
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