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Brunel University London

English

UCAS Code: Q300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

including grade B in English

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a relevant subject

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

including Higher Level 5 in English

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

including H3 in English

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

in any subject and A-level grade B in English

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

D

in any subject with A levels grade BB including English

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

in a related subject, with an A-level grade B in English. Applicants without A-Level grade B in English will be required to submit a written sample of work.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

including grade B in English

UCAS Tariff

120-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

6 years | Part-time | 2018

Subject

English studies

English at Brunel is ranked 8th in the UK and 2nd in London (The Guardian 2018). English at Brunel is ranked 43rd in UK and 4th in London (The Complete University Guide, 2019).Storytelling is a fundamental human activity. Every day, we exchange jokes and anecdotes. The important events in our lives need to be told and retold many times over. We tell and read stories for pleasure and information. We also read to gain a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us.If youre ready to explore more widely, think more deeply and consider how you, as a reader, are placed in relation to a text and how that affects your interpretation youve come to the right place. A Brunel English degree will foster your imagination, independence of thought and intellectual flexibility transferable personal skills that employers value in graduates. The course is taught by highly qualified staff who are actively engaged in research, scholarship or professional practice. The Creative Writing department is unique in its industry focus. Youll have the chance to hear from professional authors. We also run the Writers Series, which brings leading authors to our campus. If you select our joint English and Film and Television Studies course youll benefit from our extensive contacts in film and television production, distribution and exhibition in London, as well as in media public relations and marketing. Right from the start youll be introduced to critical perspectives, approaches and contexts which will give you the tools to interrogate your reading. Ours is an exciting, dynamic, wide-ranging course with plenty of flexibility for you to follow your own individual tastes and literary passions. While we include modules from the Renaissance to the present day, our English BA is much more than a chronological or historical study of English Literature. Youll also develop analytical, time-management, personal and collaborative communication skills. The programme is directed towards the world at large with personal development and employability at its heart across all three years. In addition, it concerns itself with the relation of literature to real world problems both contemporary and historical. Finally, ours is a 21st century teaching philosophy both in terms of innovative use of technology to enhance learning and in analysing the impact technology is having on knowledge, culture and literature. English at Brunel is geared towards employability and the world beyond academia. All students can opt to take a four-year English sandwich course, which includes a year-long placement in an industry of your choice. If this is not quite what you are looking for you can instead take one of the third year employability modules that we offer to all English students. In addition, each year every student is required to participate in personal development and employability events especially tailored for English students. The study discipline, research skills and ability to shape large amounts of information into engaging arguments make our English graduates very attractive to future employers. Many Brunel graduates go into teaching or media-related jobs like publishing, marketing and journalism. Others go into the business world as account executives, campaign organisers and consultants.

Modules

Typically in year 1 you will study

Texts,

Contexts,

Intertexts,

Reading Resilience,

Modern Literature,

Early Modern Literature,

Portfolio Critical Reading,

World Literature,

World Literacies.

Typical modules in year 2

Nineteenth-Century Novel,

Postcolonial Writing,

Romanticism and Revolution,

Genre Fiction,

Shakespeare: Text and Performance,

The Women's Movement and 20th Century Writing,

Modernism,

Contemporary British Fiction.

Typically in year 3

Project;

Post War and Late 20th Century Literature 1945–2001;

The Long Novel,

Violence; The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature;

Writing Ireland;

Postcolonial Perspectives;

Jane Austen;

The Creative Industries;

Victorian Literature and Culture;

Modern and Contemporary;

Lesbian Literature;

Pyschogeography.

Visit our website for full course details and modules.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Brunel University London

Department:

Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
English studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
87%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,500
high
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. 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 in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

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