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Queen Mary University of London

English and Hispanic Studies

UCAS Code: RQ43
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Spanish studies
Student score
87% MED
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
96% MED
91% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
£20.2k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Grades AAB-ABB to include grade A in either English Language & Literature or English Literature and grade B in a language.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

A language at grade B and English at Advanced Higher grade A required.

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB-AB

Grades AAB-ABB to include A in English and B in a Language.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
MD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

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

67%

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 at Queen Mary has an international reputation for excellence. We were ranked second in the UK in the last national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), with over 70 per cent of our academics working at a world-leading or internationally excellent level. But our academics are not just influential researchers; they are also dedicated teachers who are actively engaged in the running of a diverse range of undergraduate modules. We are a big department so you will be able to personalise your degree and study the topics that most interest you. But we are also a friendly department. You will have plenty of staff contact, and we will work with you to aid your academic, personal and professional development during. While teaching takes place at our scenic Mile End campus, the Queen Mary English degree makes full use of the literary and cultural resources London offers. Modules include trips to Shakespeareâ??s Globe, the V&A, the British Library and British Museum, the Tate, the National Gallery, and many other institutions. Studying in London - and in the East End - also gives you the unique opportunity of experiencing the spaces that the writers you study inhabited, as you walk through the London of Chaucer, Dickens, Woolf, and Monica Ali.

Modules

Years 1, 2 and 4: Combine literary and linguistic studies; introduction to Hispanic studies; Spanish language courses; complementary courses. Year 3: Spent abroad, and includes an extended essay on an agreed topic written in Spanish or Catalan.

Queen Mary University of London

Queen's building, Mile End campus

With around 21,187 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in Mile End, we offer one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in London. 

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 91%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

82%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

72%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
90% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 £19k HIGH
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

7%

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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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 85%
Student score 74% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

67%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

47%

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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
14% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
334 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
22% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £20.2k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

5%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

17%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2012, just over 1,100 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish, and about one in five got jobs overseas – often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in translation, finance, human resources and project management. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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