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

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

Not Available

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Latin studies
Student score
85% MED
87% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.1k LOW
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

AAB -ABB including A in English Literature or English Language and Literature plus GCSE Latin grade A, or AS/A-level Latin grade B. English at grade A and

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Latin grade B

Scottish Advanced Highers
AB

English at grade A.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

6,5,5 at Higher Level including 6 in Higher Level English and 5 in Standard Level Latin

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

Not Available

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

The course units are taught by nationally and internationally known scholars who are specialists in their fields. You will gain a solid knowledge of the whole range of English literature from its beginnings to its latest developments, ranging from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Conrad, James Joyce and Salman Rushdie. You will have the opportunity to study unusual, non-traditional subjects such as the body in the 18th century, time in modern literature and adaptations of Shakespeare. The Latin element offers a wide range of non-linguistic options, including classical archaeology and ancient philosophy as well as ancient history and classical literature in translation. You will have the opportunity to acquire skills of translation not only from Latin into English but also from English into Latin.

Modules

English Year 1: introduction to medieval literature; Shakespeare; inventing the novel; introducing English poetry. Year 2: renaissance literature; Victorian literature; romanticisms; debates in contemporary and literary theory; modernism; medieval drama; medieval dream and vision; intensive Shakespeare (comedy, history, tragedy); drama and witchcraft 1576-1642; theatre and the city 1590-1625; early modern bodies; paradise in early modern literature; gender and writing in the 18th century; fictions of sensation; aspects of Forster; creative writing structure and style; literature of the fin de siÚcle; Tolkienâ??s roots; dark reform (scandal and satire in American arts). Year 3 options: rewriting mythologies in 20th century literature ; violence, sex and magic in medieval literature; the girl in the book; contemporary fiction; African American literature; poetic practice; literature of Chicago; James Joyce (revolutions of the word); special author; dissertation; reading Beowulf; advanced Shakespeare (the problem plays); literatures of genocide and mass atrocity; Shakespeare adaptation (from the 17th-20th centuries); rites of passage; Odysseusâ?? scar (time in modern literature and film); art of noise; a year in the life of Victorian fiction (1855); lives of writing; pastoral; visual and verbal in the long 19th century; the great American novella; creative writing special focus. Latin Modules include: beginners Latin; intermediate Latin; Latin language and reading; intensive Latin; Latin prose composition; Latin verse composition.

Royal Holloway, University of London

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Royal Holloway has one of the most beautiful campus settings in the UK - including the historic Founder's building at the centre of student life and modern academic and social facilities all within easy reach of London. Beyond the buildings there are acres of woodland and open spaces. Over 2,600 Royal Holloway students participate in 100 clubs and societies offered by the students' union.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
84%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
67%
33%

Year 1

75%
25%

Year 2

30%
70%

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 91%
Student score 85% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

70%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
391 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 £16.1k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

13%

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 97%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources

82%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

71%

Feedback on work has been helpful

84%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
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Not Available
Typical Ucas points
394 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 Not Available
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

12%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few students study this subject, so there isn't a lot of information available on what graduates do when they finish - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. It's a good idea to speak to tutors on university open days to find out what previous graduates went on to do.
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