University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Language and Literature (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

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Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Explore and analyse the relationship between language and the development of literature as you work with a range of materials, including classic literary texts and popular media texts such as adverts, describing, analysing and interpreting data, developing great skills for the workplace. You’ll develop skills relevant to a wide variety of careers; your skills of analysis and interpretation, your communicative skills (oral and written), and your ability to construct a coherent argument will all be enhanced through your study of these subjects. This degree is particularly useful if you are intending to teach English at secondary level, where it is increasingly vital for you to demonstrate knowledge of both language and literature. Our degree is flexible in terms of progression, and our students head into a range of professions with opportunities for further study as well as jobs in heritage, journalism, and the creative industries.

Course details


Year 1: Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing, Skills for Language Students, Foundation in TESOL, Extended Course Essay Year 2: Reading Texts: Literary Theory (20 credits), English Language Workshop (20 credits), Introduction to Renaissance Literature (20 credits), Introduction to English Syntax & Phonology, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, and an elective from our extensive catalogue Year 3: Comparative Literature (20 Credits), The English Language Workshop II, Either/or, Restoration to Revolution: Literary Culture 1660-1789 (20 Credits), Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century (20 Credits), You’ll also take an additional module from our suite of options, And an elective from another subject Year 4: Compulsory modules are; English Literature Dissertation (40 Credits) OR English Language Dissertation (40 credits), Modern and Contemporary Literature (20 Credits), and you also take an additional 60 credits (generally three modules of 20 credits each) from our suite of options.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5500 Year 1
England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
English Language and Literature (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS