Bournemouth University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English (with Foundation Year)

Course options

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Course summary

This modern degree leads to a range of career paths. Differing from traditional approaches to English, you’ll study and analyse literary texts within the context of the media and learn to write creatively and professionally for a variety of audiences. Why study BA (Hons) English at BU?

  • Tailor your degree including options to study both creative or traditional units and discover the latest developments in digital media and new media storytelling.
  • Showcase your writing to industry professionals through BU's annual Fresher Writing Prize and New Media Writing Prize competitions
  • Put theory into practice during a four-week or 30-week placement with organisations such as Penguin Books, BBC, Pinewood Studios, Touch Press and the Football Foundation
  • Develop a range of subject-specific and transferable skills which can open the door to an exciting range of career possibilities or further study
  • Benefit from industry speakers sharing their writing experiences – previous guests include Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes and Stella Wisdom from the British Library
  • You’ll be able to choose from our list of units, picking a topic in each year that particularly appeals to you, and curating your own personal journey and skillset
  • This course received an impressive 96% satisfaction rating from our final year students.
This course includes a foundation year option for UK students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the media & communication skills required for this course, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress to the full degree.

Course details

Modules

During the Foundation Year, you will study Academic & Professional Practice | Collaborative Communication Project | Understanding Contemporary Britain | Law & Government. As part of the Degree, you will study Media & Society | Adaptation | Language Matters | Forms & Contexts | Approaches to Literature | Modernism & Postmodernism | Gender & Sexuality | Children’s Literature | Narrative Structures | Writing for the Media | Dissertation or Creative Dissertation


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
86%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
80%
Go onto work and study

The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All fees are quoted in pounds sterling and are per year. Your tuition fees will be the same for each year of your course. Fees during your placement year (if applicable): £1,850. Visit Bournemouth University's website for full details.
English (with Foundation Year) at Bournemouth University - UCAS