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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • English studies
Student score
87% MED
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

We use UCAS points in our offer making and welcome a wide range of qualifications.

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


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


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

Our English degrees will help you to develop the analytic, interpretation and communication skills that today’s employers value. You will also develop solid critical and creative intelligence that will open you up to a wide range of professions. On this course, you’ll learn to think critically about texts and their relationship to the societies in which they are written and read. The course is ideal for those who want a career in journalism, teaching, personnel management, social work or the media. Across all of our English courses you will be taught by a dedicated team comprising literary critics, writers and published authors. Graduates from our English degree go in to teaching, journalism, the Civil Service, publishing, arts administration and graduate management schemes.


Year 1 (Core) • Introduction to English Studies (double module) • British Literature Post 1945 (double module) • Early Modern Writing to Early Romanticism • Writing for Success Year 1 (Options) • Imagining America • Introduction to Creative Writing Year 2 (Core) • Literature and Modernity: Victorian to mid-20th Century Literature Year 2 (Options) • Epic! –The Long Poem, Prose-Poetry and Poetic Sequence • Magical Realism: From Flying Carpets to Urban Angels • Painting The Town Red: Turner, Pre- Raphaelites, Ruskin, Morris, Wilde • Beat Writing • English in the Workplace • From Rage to Page: Feminism and Domestic Fiction Since 1960 • Modernist Prose: Towards a New Realism • Rewriting for Writers • Green Reading: Eco-criticism • Contemporary American Fiction • Shakespeare: From Comedy to Romance Year 3 (Options) • Textual Art; Visual Poetry • Gothic Fiction • Later Romantic Writing: Jane Austen, the Shelley Circle, the Lakes School • Pits, Pots and Poets: English Regional Writing Since 1900 • Crime Scene America • Shakespeare: The Tragedies • The Empire Writes Back: Postcolonial Identities • Make it New: American Writing 1900 to 1950 • The Victorian Novel • English Dissertation

Staffordshire University

£30m Science Centre at Stoke

Staffordshire University puts students at the heart of everything it does, boasting impressive learning and social facilities across its campuses. Two brand new student spaces have just opened - one a 24-hour facility where students can relax, study or meet with friends. Our demographic has a diverse mix of students of all ages; in 2012 an entire family graduated here on the same day.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 87% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
232 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 Not Available
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. 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 in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options
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