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Bachelor of English Language and Literature (Hons)
Bachelor of English Language and Literature (Hons)

Bachelor of English Language and Literature (Hons)

  • ID:UH440067
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£13,450.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£11,385.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English requirements

  • GCSE: Grade 4/C in English and 4/D Mathematicse.
  • IGCSE English at grade C or above.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band).
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) 51 (with no less than 42 in any band).
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 72 with band scores of reading 18, writing 17, listening 17, speaking 20.

Course Information

Our BA English Language and Literature enables you to combine your study of the structure, development and use of English as a world language with your reading of literature written in English from all parts of the globe.

You’ll be taught by research-active academics who bring fresh thinking to our accessible, engaging courses. We’ll introduce you to writers who will open doors to contemporary worlds and cultures remote from your own, and also help you explore more familiar literature in ways that challenge your preconceptions.

You’ll enrich your study of English literature in its cultural and historical contexts through modules on the history of the English language. You’ll balance your reading of poetry and drama with analyses of how language is used in the media, to inform or persuade. The common link between the two disciplines will be your analysis of language and how it operates in literature and in real life.

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Degree programmes are structured into levels, 4, 5 and 6.  These correspond to your first, second and third/final year of study.  Below you can see what modules you’ll be studying in each.  

Level 4

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Communication, Interaction, Context, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Texts Up Close: Reading and Interpretation, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Make it New: Literary Tradition and Experimentation, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Border Crossings: Modern Literature from around the World, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Shakespeare Reframed, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Investigating Language, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 1, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Introduction to English Linguistics 2, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Language and Mind, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Journeys and Quests: Adventures in Literature, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Identity and Contemporary Writing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language in the Media, 15 Credits, Optional
  • American Voices: Introduction to US Literature and Culture, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Romantic Origins & Gothic Afterlives, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 5

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • English Grammar, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Sounds of English, 15 Credits, Compulsory
  • Graduate Skills, 0 Credits, Compulsory
  • Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, 1900-1945, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Learning and Teaching Language 2, 15 Credits, Optional
  • American Literature to 1900, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Twentieth Century North American Writing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language and Species, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language in Society, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Ways of Reading: Literature and Theory, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Forensic Linguistics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language Competencies in Career Development, 15 Credits, Optional
  • History of the English Language, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Research Methods in English Language & Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Lines on the Map: Explorations in Colonial Writing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Images of Contemporary Society: British Literature and the Politics of Identity, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Postcolonial Cultures: Texts and Contexts, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Learning and Teaching Language 1, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Age of Transition: the Victorians and Modernity, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Literature at Work, 15 Credits, Optional
  • A Nation of Readers: British Identity and Enlightenment Culture, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Revisiting the Renaissance, 15 Credits, Optional

Level 6

Module, Credits, Compulsory/optional

  • Child Language & Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Clinical Linguistics, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Language & Communication Project, 30 Credits, Optional
  • Language Processing, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Communication and Cultures, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Meaning and Context, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Chunky Language: Investigating Formulaic Sequences, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Gender in Language and Communication, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Global Englishes, 15 Credits, Optional
  • Corpus-based Studies in English Language, 15 Credits, Optional


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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • Employability is central to everything we do. Over the years many of our English Language and Literature graduates have gone into teaching or speech and language therapy, as well as translation, publishing, journalism, marketing, law and business. Many go on to higher levels of study, engaging in research in their chosen fields.
  • Your transferable analytical and intellectual skills, including a critical approach to language use and effective communication, are valued by employers from a wide range of industries.
  • For those interested in teaching, all Humanities graduates are guaranteed an interview with the School of Education.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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