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Course summary

Think you know English? Think again. At Nottingham, we go beyond a love of books. Our huge choice of optional modules in everything from Vikings to drama means you can explore what you already love, discover new passions, and tailor your degree to what interests you the most. You’ll build from a starting point in applied linguistics, drama, creative writing, and literature (from medieval to present day), exploring what it is to be human through the historical, cultural and social contexts of a text. As you might expect, our staff are all prolific readers themselves, and the academic team are made up of published writers, poets and linguists. This means you will be supported by, and learning from, people with real-world publishing experience. And you will be studying in a UNESCO City of Literature, with inspiration never far away. This course is also available with a Foundation Year. You may also combine English with Creative Writing on our combined honours programme, and with Classics, History, Philosophy, History of Art, French, German, Hispanic Studies or American and Canadian Studies in our joint honours programmes. In addition, English can be studies alongside multiple subjects in our BA Liberal Arts.


In year one you will study five core modules. Four of these cover the areas of English language, prose, poetry and drama, from the medieval period to the present day. The fifth core module, 'Academic Community', enables you to explore key issues in English and develop important study skills. In year two you will develop a deeper understanding of the issues and critical approaches across the areas that most interest you. You will choose six modules in at least three of the areas from Literature: 1500 to the present; English Language and Applied Linguistics; Medieval Languages and Literatures; Drama and Performance; and Creative Writing. As with year two, you will choose six modules from at least three of the named areas. You will also have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a subject of your choosing. This can be on language, literature or performance, or even a project-based dissertation. Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of English, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award. You can also spend time overseas through the University of Nottingham Study Abroad programme.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate - 85% overall including 85% (8.5) in English, GCSE requirements - English grade C (numeric grade 4)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250* Year 1
EU £20500* 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 £20500* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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