University of Southampton has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
English at Southampton is all about student choice. We offer flexible and imaginative English courses that allow you to make your own pathways, to develop your potential by exploring literature and ideas with specialist scholars and writers, researchers with international reputations and a passion for their subject.
It allows you to ‘think outside the books’ – to explore poetry, film, novels and drama in their real-life cultures, through their relations to history, pop-culture, science, economics, gender and sexuality. An intense and fulfilling experience of personal development, from which you will emerge with an internationally recognized English degree from a top Russell Group university, it also maximizes your employment choices for the future.
We offer a wide range of options, offering full coverage of English literary history and choices in world literature, creative writing and film, as well as the chance to study one or more languages as part of your course.
Contemporary Literature; The Act of the Essay; Drama and Theatre Studies; Literature and Visual Culture; The Enlightenment Body; Tales of Travel; Poetry; Medieval and Renaissance Literature; Finance and Literature; Creative Writing; The Nineteenth-century novel; Literature of the English Revolution.
How 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.
|Campus name||Main Site - Highfield Campus|
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||Not accepted|
Typical Offer: AAB including English Literature or a related subject*
Contextual Offer: ABB including English Literature or a related subject*
EPQ Offer: ABB including English Literature or a related subject* and Grade A in the EPQ
General Studies is excluded for entry.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Distinction, Distinction from BTEC level 3 National Extended Diploma and Grade A in English Literature or a related subject* at A level|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 39 credits
M: 6 credits
|60 credits overall, with 45 credits at Level 3 including 39 credits at Distinction including 6 in English Literature or a related subject*, and 6 credits at Merit|
|AS||The University of Southampton recognises the educational value of taking AS Levels alongside three A-levels and the breadth of studying additional subjects, however all of our programmes express their entry criteria in terms of three subjects offered at A Level with selection decisions being informed, in part, by actual or predicted grades in those subjects (excluding General Studies).|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2||
D3, D3, M2 from 3 Cambridge Pre-U Principal subjects including English Literature or a related subject*
Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A Level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of A Level grade B.
|Extended Project||A||The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton’s EPQ Admissions Policy, please see our webpage: www.southampton.ac.uk/learnwithustransition/epq-support/admissions-policy.page|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points||
34 points, 17 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level English Literature (or a related subject*)
International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP):
The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Humanities Admissions Team at UGapply.FH@southampton.ac.uk for more information.
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2||H1 H2 H2 H2 H2 H2 including English Literature or a related subject*.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DD||Distinction, Distinction from BTEC level 3 National Diploma and Grade A in English Literature or a related subject* at A level|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||D||Distinction in BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and Grades AA from two A levels including English Literature or a related subject*|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/assets/imported/transforms/content-block/UsefulDownloads_Download/76EAE52F749841A39C1965E3F54CDD76/university-of-southampton-curriculum-for-excellence-scotland-statement-July%202016.pdf. Applicants are advised to contact the Humanities Admissions team for more information at UGapply.FH@southampton.ac.uk|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||
Grades AA from 2 A levels including English literature (or a related subject*) and Grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate.
General Studies is excluded for entry.
*A related subject includes History, English Language and Literature, English Language, or Drama and Theatre Studies.
GCSEs: The University of Southampton requires all applicants to achieve at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics GCSEs (taken in England) or a Grade C in both subjects (where taken in Northern Ireland or Wales). Some degree subjects stipulate specific additional GCSE minimum grades, which will be specified as part of the individual degree programme entry requirements.
Contextual admissions: The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. For more information on the University of Southampton’s Contextual Admissions Policy, please see our webpage: www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/contextual-admissions.page
English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the webpage: www.southampton.ac.uk/studentadmin/admissions/admissions-policies/language.page
For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Humanities Admissions Team at UGapply.FH@southampton.ac.uk
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|