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Rise to the challenge of English and you’ll set off on an exciting intellectual journey to a future filled with creative possibilities.
This course takes an innovative, modern approach to literature, focusing on drama, prose, fiction and poetry from the 17th century to the present – balancing the traditional with the modern.
Flexibility is key to our approach and as your course progresses you’ll be able to choose course units to suit your own particular interests, such as creative writing, film and cultural theory. Or why not focus geographically and culturally on writing from the USA, Ireland, Africa, India and the Caribbean? And in your final year, you’ll get a chance to spread your wings with a substantial piece of project work that presents a thesis, building on the skills you’ve been developing over previous years.
Our lively department is staffed by internationally renowned writers and critics, and there’s a strong research culture, creating a learning environment that is both supportive and intellectually challenging. And with our extensive cultural links both in Manchester and further afield, you’ll be in the right place to begin building a creative network for your future.
Features and Benefits
The English team is friendly, supportive and passionate about the subject, providing a stimulating environment for our students.
You’ll have access to the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the English department.
Engage with the Manchester Children’s Book Festival, a year-long programme of events and activities.
- We’ll help you build your own network among our many partners within the creative and culturally rich city of Manchester, one of only 28 recognised UNESCO Cities of Literature in the world.
How to apply
This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 112 points|
|A level||BCC - BBC||An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature or Creative Writing. Subjects such as Drama, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Religious Education, History, Media Studies and General Studies will also be considered|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 106 UCAS Tariff Points - units taken must include some element of literary or cultural study|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D||Performing Arts, Production Arts or Creative Media Production are preferred from applicants studying BTEC qualifications|
GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered