University of Southampton

English Literature, Language and Linguistics University of Southampton Degree level: Undergraduate


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This distinctive degree for non-native English speakers is taught by outstanding academics in the disciplines of English and modern languages. It fits naturally between the two disciplines and will appeal to anyone fascinated by the English language and how the language is manifest in historic, colonial and contemporary literature. Content includes: introduction to the English language in its global context; critical theory; elements of linguistics – sound, structure and meaning.
For entry to our courses for non-native English speakers, we consider applications from those with strong grades in high school qualifications: typically a GPA of 3.0 or percentage grades of 80 per cent.

Course details


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

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 Q391
Institution code S27
Campus name Main Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB This degree is for non-native English speakers only
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points 34 points, 17 at Higher Level

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 for more information.

This programme is designed for non-native English speakers.

We consider applications from students with strong grades in High School qualifications. Typically a GPA of 3.0 or percentage grades of 80%.

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:

For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Faculty of Humanities Admissions Team at

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,536 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2019. Fees for entry in September 2020 will be available at the end of August 2019. Please see our website for further details and updates :

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