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Anglia Ruskin University

Writing and English Literature

UCAS Code: WQ83 C
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96-112

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Imaginative writing
Student score
85% MED
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
85% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17.3k MED
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

(English Language at grade C or English Literature at grade C or English - Language & Literature at grade C).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

English at grade B.

Scottish Advanced Highers
BC

English at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
96-112

UCAS tariff points (Scotland)
96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

88%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Want to get published? Learn the all-important techniques by studying some of the worldâ??s most famous writers. Share your writing with published authors and other students in a safe and supportive environment, while developing critical and literary skills that will help you catch the eye of publishers, agents and other employers. By studying English Literature and Writing, youâ??ll explore how our most treasured authors approached their craft, and apply this knowledge to your own writing. Our English Literature modules allow you to balance your study of traditional writers like Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Dickens and Woolf with an exploration of genres such as modern science fiction, children's literature and contemporary women's writing. On our Writing modules, youâ??ll develop your creative and professional writing skills through independent work as well as in our interactive workshops and seminars. Our teaching staff, many of whom are published authors, will offer invaluable feedback â?? as will your fellow students. Combining this with an exploration of areas such as grammar, style and critical writing, youâ??ll discover new ways to express your literary talent. Our modules will also give you the chance to study your own areas of interest, such as writing for radio, science fiction, film journalism or myth and medievalism. You can even choose to learn another language. Throughout the course, youâ??ll be supported by published writers, critics, journalists and professionals from related fields, who can show you the skills and techniques that publishers look for in new writers. Youâ??ll also benefit from our links with industry and professional bodies, including Cambridge University Press, Windhorse Publishing, Writers' Centre Norwich, WriteOn!, Sayle Literary Agency and CB1 Poetry.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: Introduction to imaginative writing; language and criticism for writers; introduction to English literature 1; introduction to English literature 2; ways of reading. Optional modules: Writing to entertain, inform and persuade; Anglia language modules. Year 2: Core modules: Writing short fiction; news and feature writing; dialogue and debate 1: Shakespeare and renaissance drama; writing drama. Optional modules: Creative writing; history of the book; romantic conflicts; myth and medievalism; post colonialism; special topic 1 (American literature); the Victorian experience: texts and contexts; dialogue and debate 2: more to Milton; Anglia language Year 3: Core modules: Major project in writing or English literature; writing poetry; contemporary fiction. Optional modules: Writing for radio; storytelling and performance; film journalism; modernism and the city; women's writing, gender and sexuality; special topic 2 (theorising children's literature); working in English, communication, film and media; modern science fiction; Anglia language modules.

Anglia Ruskin University

Lord Ashcroft Building

Anglia Ruskin University is a progressive university, breaking into the top 350 educational institutions in the World in 2017*. ARU's fantastic academics will link theory with practice in a friendly and supportive environment; just one of the reasons that ARU's students have recorded some of the highest satisfaction rates across the University. With a campus in the very heart of the City of London offering you unprecedented access to a host of potential employers and careers, ARU London is the perfect place for you to build the skills and gain the knowledge which will propel you to a successful career. 
 

* The Times World University Rankings 2017

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

90%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

87%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
11% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
240 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £17.3k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

5%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 82%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

76%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

71%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
252 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
61% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 85% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject - which includes creative writing and scriptwriting courses - so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side. This should get better as the economy improves. Graduates often go into careers as authors and writers and are also found in other roles where the ability to write well is prized, such as journalism and advertising. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' - having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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