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BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 21 months part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
Student score
74% LOW
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

We would look for 112 points overall. We would ask for two B grades, not including General Studies. Included in this offer should be English Language or Literature at either B or C. We very much welcome combinations of A Levels and other qualifications.

Scottish Highers
BBBB

BBBB - to include English Language or Literature

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

International Baccalaureate
28

To include English Language or Literature at Higher level.

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

£9,000

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 St Maryâ??s has a strong research profile that is matched by a strong and sympathetic commitment to our students. We have an 'open door' policy that encourages our community of students to come for one-to-one tutorials in addition to the usual lectures and seminars. All this is reflected year after year in the national student satisfaction survey. Our students get grounding in the study of language and in diverse periods and genres of English literature. There is a focus on particular fields of interest that can be narrowed and sharpened as students progress. St Maryâ??s has a range of International exchange programmes, and students in English frequently take up the option of spending a semester abroad in the United States or Germany, with no extra cost in tuition.

Modules

Programme explores the place of language and literature in a variety of historical, social and cultural contexts. Level 1: Core modules provide an introduction to literary and language studies; range of optional modules: children and language; introduction to western European drama; contemporary poets of the British Isles; writing for new media. Level 2: Range of modules increases, complementing the core studies of literature and language; optional modules typically offered include: approaches to Shakespeare; language and society; the age of satire; Renaissance drama; history of the English language; the power of language in the media; women and society in the 19th-century novel; 18th-century London: writing in the metropolis; language and gender; film and literature: interpretation and adaptation. Level 3: Options broaden the areas of main study and students write a dissertation; options include: modernism in English literature; the film of the book; talk in life and literature; American literature; literature of World War I; Jane Austen: novel and film; Bob Dylan; Shakespeare and appropriation; creative writing: poetry and prose; 2nd language acquisition; language and the brain.

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Campus

St Mary's University is unique in every sense of the word. As a student here, you'll be a part of more than an academic institution you'll also be in a close-knit community which has always valued diversity, sporting and academic brilliance and a sense of fun! Strawberry Hill House, a 300 year-old piece of gothic architecture, is the campus focal point.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
15%
85%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
23%
61%
16%

Year 1

30%
67%
3%

Year 2

10%
81%
9%

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

76%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

20%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

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
40% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
41% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
244 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
38% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 £17k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

14%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

12%

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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