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Goldsmiths, University of London

English Language and Literature

UCAS Code: QQ39

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

With three Higher Level subjects at 655 including English Literature (or Language and Literature).

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

H2,H2,H2,H2

Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).

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

DDM

Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Grade B in English Literature (or Language and Literature) is required.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,C

Grade B in English Literature (or Language and Literature) is required.

UCAS Tariff

120-136

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

73%
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 | 2019

Other options

4 years | Part-time | 2019

Subjects

English language

English literature

Engage in the study of language from various linguistic perspectives alongside your study of literary texts from a range of periods and traditions.

**Why study BA English Language and Literature at Goldsmiths?**
- By the end of the programme you will have answers to some of the most exciting questions in linguistics, for example how language relates to class, ethnicity or age, how we use language to reflect our identity and build relationships, how we acquire the languages we speak and how best to teach languages, and how we connect and communicate using different technologies and media.

- You'll examine language in all sorts of contexts. This includes the intersection of language and politics in examples of print and digital media, the relationship between language and gender, workplace communication and the history and the variation of language.

- We encourage you to bring to your study on the programme your explorations of the wealth of languages and creative traditions of London. We also take advantage of our location to invite speakers from other colleges and universities to talk about their research in linguistics and literature.

- On our Work Placement module you could build on your academic knowledge and gain experience of a workplace that interests you, e.g. a publishing house, school, a multilingual company or a media organisation. Find out more in the 'What you'll study' section.

- If you want to gain experience of study abroad, you could apply for the exchange opportunities with our Erasmus partners.

- We offer extensive support with study skills during the first year of study and throughout the degree, through special sessions or written feedback on draft work.

Modules

At Level 4 you take four compulsory modules: Explorations in Literature, Approaches to Text, Introduction to the Study of Language, Engaging Poetry or Literature of the Victorian Period.

At Level 5 you take one compulsory module in linguistics: Varieties of English. You also take three literature modules from the range of options available within the Department. At least 30 credits must be from modules encompassing pre-1800 literature.

At Level 6 you take between 60 and 90 credits in linguistics, choosing overall from a range of options in literary studies and linguistics taught in the department. The core dissertation may focus on either discipline. A rotation of single-term 15-credit modules is also available at Level 6.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment methods

Coursework portfolios, long essays, examinations (various timescales and formats) and dissertation. The dissertation must be passed for the degree to be awarded.

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
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Goldsmiths, University of London

Department:

English and Comparative Literature

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.

72%
low
English language
75%
low
English literature

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

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

84%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
51%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

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

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.

£18,200
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Childcare and related personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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