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Course summary

Your study of English Language and Literature at Hull - the country’s “most poetic city” - will see you developing strong personal and professional skills; you will engage with the power of the word in communicating ideas about society, the environment, crime, race and gender, as well as explore literature from the medieval era to the twenty-first century. This programme is designed to deliver excellent employability skills. In many future careers, including journalism, marketing and of course teaching, there is an ever-increasing need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of both language and literature. You’ll learn the art of effective communication and analyse how language influences everything from business to political discourse and social media. Throughout the programme, you’ll explore prose, poetry and drama with expert teachers and critics, and engage with literature which speaks to urgent issues of the day. At Hull, you'll benefit from additional opportunities such as an active English Society, and a student-run annual anthology of writing - the Hull Scribbler. We also hold termly Writing Showcases, organised by students, to celebrate our students' work. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at


Year 1 Compulsory modules Exploring English Analysing Texts, Discourse and Language The Power of the Word: Stylistics Digital Language Analysis: How to Code Text Poetry, Past and Present Drama, Conflict and Identity Year 2 Compulsory modules Crime and Transgression Learning Language: Acquisition and Literacy Writing the Environment Digital Language Analysis: How to Analyse 'Big Language Data' Take one English Literature module per trimester - choose from: All the World's a Stage Travel, Cultural Encounters and Conflict Dystopian Fiction Secrets, Scandals and Rebellions Love, Desire, Death Making it New Year 3 Compulsory modules Research Project (40 credits) Critical Discourse Analysis: People, Power, Perspective Forensic Linguistics: Investigating Crime and Criminal Justice Take one English Literature module per trimester - choose from: Unruly Subjects: Voices from the Margins Crime Scenes Voyage Out: Navigating the Language and Literature of the Sea Writing Britain Now Intercultural Shakespeares Gothic Imagination Written on the Body All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £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
International £15400 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Provider information

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University of Hull
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Admissions and Applicant Services

01482 466100

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Additional information

Thursday 17 August, 7am - 9pm Friday 18 August, 8am-6pm Saturday 19 August, 9am-3pm

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English Language and Literature at University of Hull - UCAS