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Leeds Beckett University

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q320
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • English studies
Student score
79% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

General Studies cannot be included in the minimum tariff points required.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
26

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

93%

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 literature offers a gateway to many exciting worlds. You will study a wide variety of poems, plays and prose narratives, and their historical and cultural contexts â?? from Shakespeareâ??s stage to the British Empire and the transatlantic slave trade. You will also examine the 18th-century Gothic castle and the postcolonial spaces of Bombay, Johannesburg, Karachi, London and Toronto. You will be introduced to theoretical approaches and you will develop your ability to write about, discuss and investigate English as a truly global literature.

Modules

Year 1 core modules: texts and theories; critical reading 1; haunted narratives: reading the ghost story; 18th-century fictions; poetry; early modern comedy. Year 2 core modules: postcolonial writing; theory into practice; 20th and 21st-century literature: alienation and dystopia; writing America; the Victorian novel; literatures of romanticism. Year 3 core modules: English literature dissertation (40 credits).year 3 option modules: the gothic: literature, culture, theory; masculinity and the long 18th century; Shakespearean tragedy;20th-century women novelists: gender and genre; gothic contemporaries: haunting, vampirism, transgression; life writing; modern American drama; cultural crossings: race, writing and resistance; the postcolonial city; writing in a time of violence: literature and politics in northern Ireland; Atlantic slavery: 19th-century representations; creative writing.

Leeds Beckett University

The Rose Bowl

Leeds Beckett is a fantastic university and one of the largest in the UK. It leads the field in many of its courses, particularly sport, with top facilities and university sports teams. Based between two campuses within Leeds, the union's bars and societies are the main student hubs, interacting perfectly with the city's vibrant nightlife. The uni even has sites in India and south-east Asia.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

22%
78%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
20%
67%
13%

Year 1

12%
83%
5%

Year 2

88%
12%

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 87%
Student score 79% LOW
Able to access IT resources

78%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

86%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

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
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
67% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
268 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

5%

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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