What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) or ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)
AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English at Grade B. Relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science
35 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 5 at HL English OR 34 points with 6 5 5 at HL including 6 at HL English
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English. BTEC Level 3 relevant subjects include Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers92%
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.
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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The course offers great flexibility through its mixture of compulsory and optional modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. Our academic staff 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 makes this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study in, and to learn transferrable skills for your future employment. The BA Single Honours English curriculum offers you the freedom to construct a course covering literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, so providing a stimulating environment for your degree work. The modules we offer grow 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, Writings of Intimacy, and Language in Society. There are also modules in Creative Writing, with tuition across the discipline, enhanced by teaching from visiting professional authors; and Publishing, which provides a specialized, skills-aware education in this subject area. Your studies will take place in a variety of learning environments, including seminars, workshops, lectures, group work with peers, and one-to-one tutorials. Our teaching centres on a commitment to small-group teaching and all of our modules offer this component. Outside of scheduled teaching times our academic staff are available for face-to-face meetings, essay feedback and support sessions, and for meetings with Academic Advisees. Students benefit from our Virtual Learning Environment (with additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other dedicated research and study environments.
Year 1: Areas studied include English language, poetry from the Renaissance period to the modern day, English literature in specific historical contexts, and current literary and critical theories. Year 2: Areas studied include Renaissance writings, Eighteenthcentury literature, Victorian texts and contexts and writing from the Modernist period, as well as a range of optional modules. Final year: Areas studied are chosen from a range of specialist research areas. You will also be given an opportunity to work on a dissertation or project within a field or literary period that interests you.
The Loughborough experience is an unrivalled mix of exciting campus life, sporting chances, diverse universal cultures, industrial links and world-class research. With two major cities nearby, a great uni / union relationship and the biggest higher education campus in Europe, you're in for some unforgettable times. Our 16,000 students enjoy more than 8,000 nights out at the union.
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