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Pair these two subjects and you can unravel the meaning of life, the nature of reality and more, while exploring the many ways writers have helped to reflect and shape the world around them.
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.
Looking at Philosophy from every angle – from Ancient Greece to modern life – you will examine and unravel the meaning of life, the nature of reality and more.
Philosophers seek the answers to questions of universal importance, working to tackle issues around the nature of reality, our knowledge of the world and the truth of our existence. Throughout this programme of study, you’ll confront these questions and more, exploring the full scope and richness of the subject, from its historical roots to its relevance today.
Our academic team are experts in their field, offering a supportive and stimulating environment for learning. Sharing their passion for the subject, they will guide you through the full range of philosophical questions and different philosophical traditions – giving you a rounded, balanced understanding of the subject.
This course has a Foundation Year available.
Features and Benefits
Allows you to combine the study of two subjects.
Choose the balance of your subjects in Years 2 and 3 of the degree. Named route study is available in Year 3 leading to a BA (Hons) Philosophy or BA (Hons) English degree.
Focuses on European philosophy, including Kant, Hegel and Nietzsche.
Regular readings, visiting speakers and literary events.
All strands of our degree programmes offer the opportunity to study abroad for a term with ERASMUS exchange scheme.
The opportunity to be taught by internationally recognised academics in a variety of specialist areas.
Opportunities to work with acclaimed authors on creative writing in a variety of genres. The Department of English at our Manchester campus is a large and vibrant community of around fifty internationally renowned writers and critics. The department is home to the Manchester Writing School, one of the most successful of it's kind in the UK.
- Students on the Manchester campus have a wealth of opportunities to engage with the many conferences, readings, research programmes, festivals and competitions run by the department, and to build their own networks among our many partners in the dynamic Manchester cultural and creative community.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||104 - 112 points||104-112 UCAS Tariff points from three A2s or acceptable alternatives.|
|A level||BCC - BBC||An English subject at GCE A Level is preferred, e.g. English Language, English Literature, English Language/Literature. Subjects such as 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