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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Celtic studies
Student score
82% MED
93% MED
% employed or in further study
90% LOW
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

(English Language at grade B or English Literature at grade B or English - Language & Literature at grade B) and Irish at grade B.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

100%

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

£4,030

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 Studies at Queen's brings together a variety of specialist approaches under a single subject heading. Our literature modules encourage students to look at a writer's works in the context of the historical period, the cultural background, and the literary genres to which these works belong. They also introduce students to critical theories such as feminism, structuralism and post-structuralism, which are now a significant part of literary studies. Our language modules (also available on the Linguistics pathway, see page 196) encompass the study of language structure and function, including the day-to-day use of the language and the major influences which have shaped it over the last millennium and a half.

Modules

Stage 1: There are six English modules in Stage 1, including English Language and creative writing. Joint Honours students take three English modules, whilst Single Honours students take six English modules. Stage 2: 18th-century and Romantic Literature; discovering the earliest writings in English; history of English: studying language change; introduction to American writing; introduction to Renaissance literature; Irish literature; late Medieval literature; literature and society1850-1930; the English language: language and power; The English Language: patterns of spoken English. Stage 3 options: 19th-Century Irish writing; American fiction 1945-60; Chaucer's London poetics; comic fiction: Fielding to Austen, 1740-1820; contemporary Indian literature in English; contemporary US crime fiction; corpus linguistics; critical fictions; critical history: reading the classics of literary criticism; English syntax; interacting with the late medieval; Irish Fiction in the 20th century; language and narrative style; language in the media; literature and science in the 19th century; marvels, monsters and Miracles in Anglo-Saxon England; poet, philosopher and anti-Christ: Friedrich Nietzsche; premodern cultures of performance; reading contemporary Irish and British poetry; Shakespeare on screen; Shakespearean genres; speech worlds; televising the Victorians; the mock epic in the long 18th century; women's writing 1660-1820; dissertation on an English language topic; dissertation on an English literature topic.

Queen's University Belfast

Queens University Belfast main building

Queen's University Belfast, a Russell Group university, provides an exceptional education underpinned by world-class research. With a new library, sporting facilities, employability opportunities, one of the best students' unions in the UK and Ireland, and a social life second to none - including one of the best NI gig venues - the Queen's community offers a life-changing student experience.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

23%
70%
7%

Year 2

19%
74%
7%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
32%
55%
13%

Year 1

29%
64%
7%

Year 2

23%
69%
8%

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 92%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

99%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

75%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
6% 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
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

5%

Graduates who are customer service occupations

14%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

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 100%
Student score 93% MED
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

97%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

78%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
348 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
60% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are customer service occupations

9%

Graduates who are elementary cleaning occupations

4%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

34%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
As only a small number of students study this course, these stats refer to both the Gaelic and Celtic languages and study – over a third of the graduates in this area have studied Welsh. Not surprisingly, most graduates go to work in the regions they studied, so these subjects tend to lead to jobs in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and salaries reflect that, being a little lower than the graduate average. Graduates from Celtic studies subjects are also quite likely to go into teacher training when they graduate.
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