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If you can get lost in a book for hours on end, and enjoy writing or even drama, English is a natural choice. Storytelling is part of every culture and reveals much about a person’s lived experience, values and aspirations within a given time.

English BA at Brunel is the opportunity to uncover the richness of English literature history – its periods, genres and diverse storytellers – through a set of underlying themes.

Your journey will commence with a module on ‘Reading Resilience’ to help equip you with the required skills and competencies relevant to literary studies, so you can approach any topic with confidence.

After a first year of modules that pass through modern literature and formative texts to help develop your critical reading, your exploration in English is very much down to your own interests and choices.

In years two and three a wealth of optional modules await you, covering every period and genre from Shakespeare to Jane Austen, postcolonial writing to the women’s movement, with plenty of choice in contemporary and genre fiction like comedy, science fiction and horror.

Throughout your literature degree you will be encouraged to express your own thoughts and creativity in your coursework and seminars, which will help you to grow as a critic and writer.

An English degree will equip you with personal skills employers’ prize in graduates – not just exceptional written and verbal communication, but also the ability to communicate collaboratively in a team towards an agreed goal.

As part of your English BA you will learn to participate and present confidently in seminars, communicate your ideas effectively in writing, and to critically evaluate relevant themes within texts that frequently cross into other disciplines such as history and politics.

Opt for a placement year and you will gain hands-on work experience while you study which will further increase your attractiveness to employers when you graduate.

Outside of your classroom, you can look forward to events and activities organised by the Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing, including the annual Hillingdon Literary Festival: a free weekend of literary performances from internationally renowned authors, writing workshops and lively debates right here on campus.

Course details

Modules

Year 1
Texts, Contexts, Intertexts
Reading Resilience
World Literature, world literacies

Year 2
Optional Module
Postcolonial Writing
Nineteenth-Century
Romanticism and Revolution
Genre Fiction
Modernism
Shakespeare: Text and Performance
The Women's Movement and 20th Century Writing
Contemporary British Fiction.

Year 3
Post War and Late 20th Century Literature 1945–2001
Victorian Literature and Culture
Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
Psychogeography
Jane Austen and Her Novels
Canon Reloaded
Gender and Sexuality
The Horror Film
American Independent Cinema
Writing Ireland
Creative Industries
Violence
Chaucer to Shakespeare
Reading for Writers / Writing for Readers
New Writing Page to Stage
Comedy


How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.

If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application deadlines

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

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Q300
Institution code B84
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB including grade B in English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in a related subject, with an A-level grade B in English. Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits in a relevant subject
Scottish Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points including Higher Level 5 in English
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 including H3 in English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in any subject and A-level grade B in English
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D in any subject with A levels grade BB including English
Scottish Advanced Higher BBB including grade B in English

A minimum of 5 GCSEs grades A* to C are required to include English and Mathematics at grade C or above.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each subsection
Institution's Own Test 65% in Brunel English Language Test with no less than 55% in each subsection

Brunel University London - English Language Requirements

https://www.brunel.ac.uk/international/English-Language-Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
International £15,400 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * 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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Brunel University London
Kingston Lane
Uxbridge
UB8 3PH


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+44 (0)1895 265 265


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