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Bath Spa University

English Literature and History

UCAS Code: QV31
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • History by period
Student score
80% LOW
84% MED
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£16k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A levels Grade BCC accepted with a minimum of Grade B in English or related subject. English at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
27

A minimum of 27 points are required.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available 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

91%

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

Not available

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

Modules

Year 1: Critical reading 1 (core) English literature book order form; writing and the self; writing, gender and politics, 1500-1750; scandal and sobriety: enlightenment to Victorianism, 1750-1890; from decadence to the naughties, 1890-2009. Year 2: Current year 2 modules: Critical reading 2 (core); theatre, sex and power in early modern England; nineteenth-century European literature; gothic origins and innovations, 1780-1890; gothic origins innovations order form 2014; poetry; historical fiction; 3 women writers; gender and eighteenth-century literature; Canadian literature and culture; post-colonial literatures; practical criticism and close reading; reading animals; writing America: identity, ethnicity, nationhood; manifesto!; crime fiction; twentieth-century Irish writing; renaissance worlds: sixteenth and seventeenth-century poetry. Year 3: Current year 3 modules: Research project (compulsory for single and major Hons. English); Shakespeare; aspects of modernism; writing and the environmental crisis; twentieth-century European literature; Virginia Woolf; Sylvia Plath; Bronte and Dickens; gothic revivals; gothic revivals order form; authors, books and readers in early modern England; literary London; Margaret Atwood; in search of America; publishing: the literary journal; empire and identity in the 18th century; Caribbean writings, 1950 - the present; women's writing 1960-2000; Irish women's writing; European drama from Ibsen to Ionesco; Ian McEwan; gender, race and nation in early modern Britain; literature and evil; love and desire in contemporary culture; meanings of friendship in literature and philosophy.

Bath Spa University

The campus in the summer

Students here enjoy the best of many worlds a unique cultural heritage, inspiring and beautiful campuses and the buzz of Bath, a UK top 10 creative city. There's a real community feel and countless opportunities to unleash your potential. Bath Spa Students' Union was awarded a Gold Green Impact award from the NUS. We might be small but the Union's RAG group raised over 10,000 for charity.

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 89%
Student score 80% LOW
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
312 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

15%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

13%

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 93%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

71%

Feedback on work has been helpful

77%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

88%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
55% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
272 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

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
History is a very popular subject – in 2012, nearly 11,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs. Consequently, history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many – probably most – jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, management and sales and marketing. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year – only law saw more graduates continue on to study. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, politics and museum studies were also popular postgraduate courses.
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