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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • English studies
Student score
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

in English Language or Literature

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

and grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

- From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 32-56 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


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


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 at DMU will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for appreciating and discussing English literature, and an opportunity to study an exciting combination of traditional and innovative modules, from Chaucer and Shakespeare, to contemporary literature and film adaptations.


Year One • Introduction to the Novel • Poetry and Society • Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare • Reading, Writing and Filming Literature Year Two • History of English: Medieval to Augustan Literature (compulsory) • Romantic and Victorian Literature • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature • Ways of Reading • Rewriting Film and Literature Year Three • English Dissertation (core) • English in the Workplace • medieval.com • Modernism and Modernity • Sex and Death in Romantic Writing • Sex Belief and Society in 17th-Century Poetry • Shakespeare and Marlowe • Studies in Literature and Film • Textual Studies Using Computers (alternates yearly with Text Technologies) • The Working Class in Literature, Film and Television • Radical and Contemporary Adaptations

De Montfort University

Welcome to De Montfort University

The £136 million campus transformation at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) has created the modern, inspiring environment students deserve. DMU has been named as one of the 150 best young universities in the world by the influential Times Higher Education magazine, and rated as No.1 for graduate employability, and in the top three for teaching excellence among UK universities, in a preliminary study by the Times Higher Education magazine.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 97%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
267 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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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