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You’ll cover an extraordinary range of literature and politics in this degree, from the medieval period to the 21st century and from around the world.
All combined course students take 120 credits each year, adding up to 360 credits across the course of your degree. You’ll split your time equally between English and Politics in your first year. You may choose to weight your degree towards one subject or the other over the course of Years Two and Three, but you must take at least one English and one Politics module in each year, as well as the bridge elements.
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.
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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
English Literature or English Language and Literature (or equivalent) at grade A is essential.
General Studies and Critical Thinking.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||
We consider a range of BTEC qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications.
A Level English Literature or English Language and Literature (or equivalent) at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level equivalent.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 36 credits
M: 9 credits
|Pass Access to HE Diploma with 36 credits at Distinction including at least 9 in English Literature-related units and 9 credits at Merit or higher.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, D3, M2||Cambridge Pre-U English (or equivalent) at grade D3 is essential.|
|Extended Project||A||We recognise the value of this qualification and for this programme you will be eligible for a reduced offer of one grade below the typical offer, where an EPQ is taken alongside 3 A Levels or equivalent and you achieve a mark of grade A or higher.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||including 6 in Higher Level English Literature or English Literature and Language.|
|OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma||DDD||
We consider a range of OCR qualifications equivalent to 3 A Levels, or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications.
A Level English Literature or English Language and Literature (or equivalent) at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your OCR Cambridge Technical as A Level equivalent.
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||
Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers.
Advanced Higher English (or equivalent) at grade A is essential.
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||A - B||We will consider this qualification alongside or in combination with A Levels or other qualifications, as equivalent to one A Level.|
We consider a wide range of qualifications for entry. If your qualification or combination of qualifications is not listed here please visit our website for further information: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/applying/entry/
Although we do not typically hold interviews for this course, mature candidates and those with special circumstances and/or qualifications may be invited to attend an interview.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/ba-english-politics
English language requirements
Undergraduate English Language requirements
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|