English Language and Literature (with Foundation Year)

University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate
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This course provides you with a thorough understanding of the historical range of English literature and the development of the language. To achieve this, we offer a wide range of core and optional modules, allowing you to explore areas of English language and literature which most interest you, as well as areas which you may never have encountered before. You will cover many different formats of media, including manuscript, print, digital, and graphic. Furthermore, you will have many opportunities to put your studies into practice, with writing and editing opportunities available through our student-led publications. In addition, we have strong links with the creative industries, though which you may explore bespoke work placements and volunteering opportunities.

Course details


During your foundation year you will develop the skills and knowledge required to progress onto degree level study. In year one of degree level study (which follows your foundation year) you will study five core modules, introducing you to prose, poetry and drama from the medieval period to the modern day. Different aspects of language will also be explored - from the beginnings of English to contemporary and applied aspects of English. You will make up remaining credits with optional modules, including creative writing. In years two and three the range of options increases so that you can begin to specialise and take an increasingly in-depth approach. For your final year, two options must be in language and two in literature and your final two options may be chosen from any area of the school. Final year modules correspond to the research interests of staff, so that you can benefit from their expertise at the cutting-edge of the discipline. You will also have the op

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How to apply

This course has restrictions on who can apply.

We do not consider graduate students or international applicants for this programme.


This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Course codeQ39F
Institution code N84
Campus nameUniversity Park Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma
Scottish Higher BBBCC Plus two Advanced Higher Subjects with grades BC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Scottish Advanced Higher BC Plus BBBCC at Higher Level
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B Grade B plus two A levels grades CC or Grade C plus two A levels grades BC
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal M2, M3, P1

European Baccalaureate - achieve 70% overall. GCSE English Language required at grade C or numeric grade 4.

Additional entry requirements



This foundation pathway enables UK and EU applicants to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to study the arts or humanities at degree-level. We do not consider graduate students or International applicants for this programme. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. The Arts and Humanities Foundation entry route is part of the University of Nottingham's commitment to Widening Participation, therefore Arts and humanities foundation students, typically, will fulfil three of the following criteria: •Being a first generation entrant to Higher Education •Family, cultural or financial reasons for needing to study in the East Midlands •Attending a school or college without a strong tradition of progression to Higher Education •Attending a school or college with a low average A level score •Living in a deprived home location •Being (or having been) a refugee •Being (or having been) in local authority care (looked after) •Other disadvantaging circumstances (reviewed on an individual basis) •Holding alternative qualifications

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
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Nottingham
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Clearing contact details

Clearing and Adjustment

0115 951 5559

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Please visit our website at www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing to access our online Clearing forms. For clearing entry requirements, please visit the vacancy listings on our website from Thursday 13 August 2020 as the Clearing and Adjustment entry requirements for the course may differ from the standard entry requirements. Please visit www.nottingham.ac.uk/clearing for more information.

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Undergraduate admissions

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English Language and Literature (with Foundation Year) at University of Nottingham - UCAS