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Teesside University

English Studies

UCAS Code: Q306
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96-112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% MED
Average graduate salary
£14.4k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

(English at grade C or English - Language & Literature at grade C or English Language at grade C or English Literature at grade C).

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
25

UCAS tariff points
96-112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-112 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

£9,250

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

This course explores a traditional and respected academic subject in exciting, new and creative ways by addressing modern styles of writing and other cultural forms such as film and television.You develop extensive knowledge of classic and contemporary texts, genres and periods ranging from 18th-century and Victorian literature to popular fiction and their adaptations.

Modules

Year 1 core modules; concepts of culture; creating fiction; i-literature (reading, writing, and the internet); making and remaking the novel (narrative in the long 18th century); the other Victorians (reading short fictions); writers on writing. Year 2 core modules: authors and authorship; English and the real world; modernism and after; postcolonial writing; readers and reading; representation and cultural identity (student conference). Final-year core module: literary cultures in the 21st century (English and employability); major project (live brief); major project (publication); themes in contemporary literature. optional modules: African American writing; British Muslims in contemporary fiction and film; film and television adaptations; music video (identity, politics and representation); neo-Victorianism (rewriting the 19th century); post-9/11 literature and culture; questions of feminism. Modules offered may vary.

Teesside University

campus buildings

Students here are proud of our friendly and welcoming university. Teesside is dynamic and sociable, with a real commitment to teaching the wide range of students here. Our friendly town campus in the heart of Middlesbrough offers a first rate union bar, sport and leisure opportunities, nightclub and cafes, plus lots of great nights out with big names in music and comedy.

How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
100%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

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 96%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

93%

Feedback on work has been prompt

87%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

96%

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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
1% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
249 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 93% MED
Average graduate salary £14.4k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

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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