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Edinburgh Napier University

English

UCAS Code: Q300

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Including English

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a related subject with 45 credits overall with minimum 30 Credits at Merit & 15 Distinction including English at Level 3.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

Award of Diploma with 29 points overall with three HL subjects at grades 6, 5, 5 including English. 4 points in SL Maths.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3

Pre 2017: B1, B1, B1, B3 at HL to include English. 2017 onwards: H2, H2, H2, H3 at HL to include English.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Minimum grades DMM (Distinction, Merit, Merit) in a related subject and A-Level English at grade C.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

Including English. The grades listed above are our standard entry requirements. You may be given an adjusted offer of entry if you meet specific widening participation criteria as outlined in our contextual admissions policy. An adjusted offer will be lower than our standard entry requirements. For further information about our entry requirements and admissions policies please see our website.

UCAS Tariff

104-114

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

68%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

English studies

This English degree will address your needs and interests, nurturing an awareness of the enduring appeal of literature and its relevance to the modern world.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Merchiston Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Creative Industries

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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.

86%
med
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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

93%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
80%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
17%
Other elementary services occupations
15%
Leisure and travel services
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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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