University of Salford

English Literature with English Language University of Salford Degree level: Undergraduate

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The study of literature and language opens up the world of human expression and communication, from the language of poetry to that of social media. On this course you will not only build a detailed knowledge and understanding of literature and language, you will gain insights into the social and cultural issues that affect our lives. You will have the opportunity to explore the relationship between literature, language and society.

You will learn to research and analyse texts from literary and linguistic perspectives and will have the chance to study a wide range of topics including romanticism, modernism, children’s literature, 21st century literature, medieval prose and poetry, Shakespeare, modern Irish literature, the history of the English language, varieties of English, corpus analysis, attitudes to language, and many more.

English literature is valued by employers who recognise that graduates are very well equipped for a range of career paths requiring good communication, clear presentation of arguments and ideas, and the ability to understand and evaluate complex information. After graduation, students can go into teaching, publishing, journalism, advertising, PR, or events management, as well as a wide range of other graduate-level jobs. The course also provides an ideal platform for postgraduate study.

Bram Steijn 3rd year, BA (Hons) English Literature with English Language
"As a foreign student, the decision to move country can be a daunting one, and the choice of university difficult. Looking back on my experience, I can safely say that my decision to study at Salford was the right one. The support from the faculty staff has been nothing short of phenomenal. If you are passionate about language and literature, and motivated to make the most of your time at university, then I can definitely recommend coming to the University of Salford."

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Modules

This programme integrates the study of English Literature (60%) and English Language (40%) into one degree. You will have the opportunity to study English literature across a wide range of periods and genres, including Shakespeare’s plays and the poetry of Salford’s current Chancellor, Jackie Kay MBE FRSE.

In your English Literature modules you will learn to analyse and criticise various forms of writing, from narrative fiction to modern drama. In your English Language modules you will gain a firm understanding of the fundamental components of language study, including the structure, origins and pronunciation of English. Core Literature modules cover key literary periods including Victorian Literature and Modernism, while optional modules allow you to explore your own areas of interest further by focusing on subjects including Children’s Literature and Twenty-first Century Innovative Poetry. Core Language modules cover the grammar, pronunciation and stylistics of English, while optional modules invite you to explore further topics including TESOL, Language Acquisition and the History of English.

In addition to these options, you can choose modules in related fields such as Drama Adaptation and Creative Writing. You can also study another language such as French, Spanish or Mandarin through the University Wide Language Programme. Salford’s lecturers in English Literature and English Language are active researchers who regularly publish on a wide range of topics including Irish Fiction, Postcolonial Literature, Biography, Poetry, Semantics, Phonology, Lexicography, Slang and Psycholinguistics. Their teaching gives you the skills you need for an essential foundation in literary and linguistic study and also encourages you to consider social and cultural issues relevant to the materials you will examine as a twenty-first century student.


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

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Course code Q301
Institution code S03
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 104 - 120 points To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Must include a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject.
A level 104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent. Must include Grade C or above in a Humanities subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject.
General studies accepted alongside 2 other A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Must include a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject
Access to HE Diploma 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Humanities & Social Science, Creative Writing & Media, Humanities & Careers in Education, Teacher Training
Scottish Higher 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject
AS AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in a Humanities based subject
Extended Project Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C/4 or above in GCSE Maths and English required
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 - 31 points Must include a Humanities based subject.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C or equivalent in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points
Scottish Advanced Higher 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points


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University of Salford
The Crescent
Salford
M5 4WT


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0300 555 5030

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Friday 5 July to Wednesday 14 August 9am until 5pm (except Fridays 10 am until 4pm), Thursday 15 August 7am to 7pm, Friday 16 August 8am to 6pm, Saturday 17 August 9am to 5pm, Sunday 18 August Closed, Monday 19 August 9am to 5pm (and from this date on, except for Fridays 10an to 4pm).


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