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Loughborough University

Publishing and English

UCAS Code: P4Q3
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

57%

Subjects
  • Publishing
  • English studies
Student score
78% MED
87% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£25k HIGH
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) - ABB with A in English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Highers at majority B grades, in conjunction with Advanced Highers at grades AB including English

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades English at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDM plus A level English

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

57%

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

By studying Loughborough Universityâ??s Publishing and English degree you will develop interdisciplinary skills that can be applied across the whole range of publishing and information-based industries. The course provides you with a specialised education in publishing together with core information modules, alongside an essential grounding in English. As a student you will have full access to state-of-the-art facilities and advice from our world-renowned staff. The Publishing courses at Loughborough University are fully integrated with English and the Arts, enabling students to combine history, theory and practice in an English department ranked within the UK Top 15 in the Times Good University Guide 2016.. In addition, Publishing works closely with the Lamplight Press as well as with industry and the community to develop studentsâ?? employability after University.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: general introduction to information and publishing studies and related subjects; core information modules cover information technology; information sources and searching; retrieving information; organisational theory and an introduction to information and publishing studies; choice of French or German is provided; students can choose to follow specialist modules from the Departments of Economics, English, Geography, Computer Studies, Human Sciences, or Education. Year 2: Students undertake programme-specific modules such as publishing and the book trade; publishing design; online information retrieval; research methods; and choose further optional modules from the above departments. Year 3: Students undertake purely programme-specific study, including a choice of relevant optional modules (e.g., hypertext/media; business information and user needs; childhood and children's literature; advanced information retrieval) and a project of about 10,000 words on a subject which students choose in consultation with their supervisor.

Loughborough University

Loughborough Campus

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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
79%
21%

Year 1

93%
7%

Year 2

98%
2%

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 86%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

83%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

83%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
91% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
372 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £25k HIGH
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

37%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
More common at Masters level than as a first degree, not a lot of undergraduates take this subject. Sought-after editorial roles in the publishing industry are far more likely to go to Masters graduates, so if that’s what you want to do, then consider postgraduate study carefully. It's a good idea to chat to tutors on open days to find out what previous graduates have gone on to do.
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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 89%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

96%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

81%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
377 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
93% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Graduates who are media professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

18%

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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