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Loughborough University

English with Business Studies

UCAS Code: QN31

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)

Pass Access with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. To include 23 Level 3 Distinction grades

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL English

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

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

DD

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

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

D

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

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

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A Level English at grade B. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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

100%
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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

English studies

Our English with Business Studies BA (Hons) degree has been specifically designed for those who are passionate about language and literature, and also wish to learn the theory behind setting up and running a business. Needless to say, our English with Business Studies degree is a great opportunity if you are interested in setting up and running your own company in the creative industries.

For the English part of your degree you will have the opportunity to study modules in language, poetry, literary theory, creative writing, and literature from the Renaissance period to the 21st century. Our tutors are recognised for their expertise in areas such as contemporary texts and theory, culture and communication, creative writing, and literature from the 16th century to the present day. Their knowledge of subject areas and enthusiasm for their research and teaching make this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study in, and to learn transferable skills for your future employment.

Whilst each discipline has its distinctive subjects and approaches, you will discover productive connections and overlaps between them. The English component of our English with Business Studies degree will allow you to construct a course covering literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, providing a stimulating environment for your degree work. The modules on our English with Business Studies degree are grown out of the current research interests and publications of our academic staff, making it possible for you to study the latest thinking in areas as diverse as the staging of Shakespeare, film studies, the analysis of poetry, contemporary literature, and American culture. There are also modules in Creative Writing, with tuition across the discipline, enhanced by teaching from visiting professional authors.

The business component of the English with Business Studies BA will start by introducing you to the key areas of business, focusing on commercial law, structure and organisation, and management of resources. As you progress, you will have the opportunity to expand your understanding by undertaking specialist modules in human resource management, finance, marketing, strategic management and entrepreneurship.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

All English modules are assessed through coursework, using various methods to encourage students to develop a broad set of skills and competencies. Business School modules are assessed using group work, presentations and examinations.

Methods include: essays/reflective work, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work & peer assessments and dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£17,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

English and Drama

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

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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
83%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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 (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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Design occupations
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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