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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

89%

Subjects
  • English studies
Student score
87% MED
% employed or in further study
87% LOW
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

89%

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

English focuses on the Renaissance and the long 19th Century, and the 20th Century; English Language takes a close look at the development of English as a global language, at the prospects for its future, and at cultural aspects of communication; we also examine the structure of the language and at the way it is used to varying effects in different texts; in addition, students have the opportunity to learn how to teach English to speakers of other languages. This course allows you to combine on an equal basis two subjects, giving you a sound perspective on both, with a broad choice of option modules. In English Language we take a close look at the development of English as a global language, at the prospects for its future and cultural aspects of communication. We also examine the structure of the language and at the way it is used to varying effects in different texts. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn in detail how to teach English to speakers of other languages and to undertake creative writing for personal development. As a UWE English graduate you will also understand, in sophisticated, complex ways, the powerful dynamics of literary culture. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching, the breadth and depth of our degree programme, and the way it nurtures and develops its students. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) awarded English at UWE an excellent rating (the highest possible grade) for the quality of teaching and learning. In the most recent English Academic Review, English was commended for 'the energy and creativeness of the staff; the processes of thinking about and developing the reflective student; the evident success of the first year courses'. The number of students taking single and joint honours in English approaches 600; yet we pride ourselves on maintaining an open, supportive, and friendly atmosphere.

Modules

Year 1: Writing about reading/reading about writing; year 2: core module in; reading forms/forms of reading; 1 option chosen from; literature and the renaissance; Shakespeare and his contemporaries; exploring the 18th century; British fiction 1830-1900; Victorian poetry, nineteenth-century American literature; British writing 1900-1950; year 3: 2 options chosen from; English independent study (which includes the option of a dissertation); children's fantasy fiction since 1900; fiction in Britain since 1970; gothic literature; gender, sexuality and writing; poetry and power, literature and culture in Britain 1885-1915; contemporary American narrative; English Language; year 1: Introduction to texts; English in the modern world; year 2: intercultural communication and introduction to Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); words in context (lexicology, styles and genres); year 3: 2 options chosen from; English language project; creative writing and the self; critical text analysis; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL); the cultural history of the English language.

Bristol, University West of England, (UWE)

Student Village

UWE strives to make its graduates the graduates of choice for employers. Enhancing students' employability in order to equip them to make the most of their career potential is a core objective. UWE has established employer partnerships with Airbus, Hewlett Packard, the BBC and the NHS helping us ensure skills, work experience and graduate capabilities are embedded in our courses.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
60%
12%

Year 1

28%
64%
8%

Year 2

26%
74%

Year 3

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 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

92%

Staff made the subject interesting

95%

Library resources are satisfactory

98%

Feedback on work has been helpful

79%

Feedback on work has been prompt

83%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
306 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% 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 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

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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