University of Sunderland

English with Integrated Foundation Year University of Sunderland Degree level: Undergraduate

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TEF Silver

University of Sunderland has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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This is a four-year version of our popular BA (Hons) English course, with an integrated foundation year. Follow a Pathway in either: Literature, Language or Creative Writing. Develop your own razor-sharp writing skills. Graduate with a life-long love for language and literature, and a highly respected degree.

English at Sunderland is a wide-ranging and innovative subject. In the second year, all students follow a common curriculum covering the three main branches of contemporary English studies: English Literature, English Language, and Creative Writing. In the third year you can choose to specialise or continue to follow a broad curriculum.

You will graduate with one of four named degrees depending on your choice of pathway: BA (Hons) English; BA (Hons) English: English Literature; BA (Hons) English: English Language and Literature; BA (Hons) English: English and Creative Writing.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

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Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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 Q301
Institution code S84
Campus name Sir Tom Cowie Campus
Campus code B

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 40 points A minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent), including Maths and English at grade C or above
If you have studied for a GCSE which has a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above. Equivalent alternative qualifications are also accepted, such as Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have not achieved a grade C in Maths and English we may be able to work with you to ensure that you are able to gain these in the first year of the course, depending on your experience.

The Integrated Foundation Year is specially designed to support you where you have just missed the grades required for direct entry onto a three-year degree, or if you have relevant work experience and are now looking to broaden your subject knowledge but want more time to develop study skills before starting your degree.
Entry requirements are provided for guidance only and we may offer you an entrance interview which will help us determine your eligibility for your chosen degree. This enables us to consider making you an offer if you are perhaps a mature student who has been out of education for a period of time, or you have gained significant knowledge and skills through employment rather than traditional education.
Eligible entry qualifications:
1. Normally a minimum of three Level 2 qualifications (NVQ, GCSE or equivalent ), including Maths and English at grade C or above** and a minimum of 40 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 qualifications (e.g. A or AS Levels, BTEC certificates/diplomas, access courses or equivalent)
OR
2. Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.
If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/study/integrated-foundation-year/ug-integrated-english/#fees-and-reqs

Additional entry requirements

Other

Demonstrable evidence of appropriate knowledge and skills acquired from at least three years of post-school work experience.

If you are unsure of whether you think you might be suitable for the course, please contact us!


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,500 * Year 1
England £4,500 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,500 * Year 1
Scotland £4,500 * Year 1
Wales £4,500 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Foundation Year £4,500 Honours Degree Year 1, 2 & 3 £9,250. Visit our website to find out about our range of Scholarships.

Provider information

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University of Sunderland
Edinburgh Building, City Campus
Chester Road
Sunderland
SR1 3SD


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