University of York

English University of York Degree level: Undergraduate

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York’s English degree offers exceptional flexibility and choice. Our academic progression model provides a comprehensive overview of literary history and criticism while also encouraging you to explore the subjects that most interest you. You will get the chance to examine literature from the present and the past, and from the United Kingdom and beyond. You’ll also study non-English texts, in the original language or in translation. In total, you’ll take eighteen modules from a long list of possible choices, and you’ll write a dissertation in your third year.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Q300
Institution code Y50
Campus name Main Site
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
A level AAA - A*AB Essential Subjects:
English Literature or English Language and Literature (or equivalent) at grade A is essential.

Excluded Subjects:
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 in English Literature or English Language and Literature (or equivalent qualification) at grade A is essential. We may also consider relevant units in your BTEC as A Level equivalent.
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits
M: 6 credits
Pass Access to HE Diploma with 39 credits at Distinction including at least 9 credits in Literature-related units and 6 credits at Merit or higher.
Scottish Higher AAAAA Only acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Advanced Highers.
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, D3 Cambridge Pre-U in 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 36 points with 6, 6, 6 in Higher Level subjects including 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 in 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 AA Acceptable in conjunction with Scottish Highers.

Advanced Highers English (or equivalent) at grade A is essential.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A 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 course

https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/ba-english/

English language requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £17,890 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

For additional information please see our web pages at: https://www.york.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-funding/

Provider information

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University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD


Course contact details

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Admissions Enquiries

01904 324000

Fax: 01904 323538