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Course summary

Ready to immerse yourself in linguistics, independent thinking and English language? Want to explore new worlds in the pages of celebrated works of literature? Sharpen your skills in communication, research and self-expression in language and literature on our English degree. Our BA (Hons) English degree is designed to investigate central themes and concepts across both English literature and language. From Brontë’s classics to the origins of dialects, we’ll cover over 3,000 years of literary history. You’ll also delve into areas like sociolinguistics, bilingualism, child language development, gender and sexuality. Do you want to evaluate and examine topics from literary history to language change? The flexibility of our English degree gives you the power to shape your studies. Choose modules such as Contemporary American Literature, Modernisms or Forensic Linguistics from Year 2 onwards. You’ll also get the chance to focus on a single author and study them extensively. Understand their writing against the historical, cultural and literary context in which they were written. In English language, you’ll examine key aspects, including its structure, sound system, history and ongoing development.


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Assessment method

Assessment involves coursework and formal tests or examinations. Emphasis is placed on work produced in your own time or formally presented in class. You can expect to be assessed by critical essays, short analyses, individual/group oral presentations, poster presentations, research projects, blogs and group work. In your final year you may opt to write a dissertation on a specialised linguistic or literature theme, which you will research independently with one-to-one support from an expert supervisor.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected]

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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
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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