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This course provides you with a thorough understanding of the historical range of English literature and the development of the language. To achieve this, we offer a wide range of core and optional modules, allowing you to explore areas of English language and literature which most interest you, as well as areas which you may never have encountered before. You will cover many different formats of media, including manuscript, print, digital, and graphic. Furthermore, you will have many opportunities to put your studies into practice, with writing and editing opportunities available through our student-led publications. In addition, we have strong links with the creative industries, though which you may explore bespoke work placements and volunteering opportunities.
During your foundation year you will develop the skills and knowledge required to progress onto degree level study. In year one of degree level study (which follows your foundation year) you will study five core modules, introducing you to prose, poetry and drama from the medieval period to the modern day. Different aspects of language will also be explored - from the beginnings of English to contemporary and applied aspects of English. You will make up remaining credits with optional modules, including creative writing. In years two and three the range of options increases so that you can begin to specialise and take an increasingly in-depth approach. For your final year, two options must be in language and two in literature and your final two options may be chosen from any area of the school. Final year modules correspond to the research interests of staff, so that you can benefit from their expertise at the cutting-edge of the discipline. You will also have the op
How to apply
This course has restrictions on who can apply.
We do not consider graduate students or international applicants for this programme.
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
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|Campus name||University Park 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:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE Diploma|
|Scottish Higher||BBBCC||Plus two Advanced Higher Subjects with grades BC|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||M2, M3, P1|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H3, H3|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BC||Plus BBBCC at Higher Level|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||B||Grade B plus two A levels grades CC or Grade C plus two A levels grades BC|
European Baccalaureate - achieve 70% overall.
GCSE English Language required at grade C or numeric grade 4.
Additional entry requirements
This foundation pathway enables UK and EU applicants to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to study the arts or humanities at degree-level. We do not consider graduate students or International applicants for this programme.
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
The Arts and Humanities Foundation entry route is part of the University of Nottingham's commitment to Widening Participation, therefore Arts and humanities foundation students, typically, will fulfil three of the following criteria:
•Being a first generation entrant to Higher Education
•Family, cultural or financial reasons for needing to study in the East Midlands
•Attending a school or college without a strong tradition of progression to Higher Education
•Attending a school or college with a low average A level score
•Living in a deprived home location
•Being (or having been) a refugee
•Being (or having been) in local authority care (looked after)
•Other disadvantaging circumstances (reviewed on an individual basis)
•Holding alternative qualifications
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.