What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
AAA including English Literature or combined English Literature and Language. Contextual offer: ABB including A in English Literature or combined English Literature and Language. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
Advanced Higher: AA including English, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
DDD plus A in A-level English Literature or combined English Literature and Language.
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, and 6 at Higher Level in English Literature or combined English Literature and Language. Contextual offer: 32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, and 6 at Higher Level in English Literature or combined English Literature and Language. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/#contextual for more information about contextual offers.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers59%
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.
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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An English degree from the University of Bristol gives you the opportunity to study the full breadth and range of literature written in English. Year one lays strong foundations, providing training in close reading, critical and theoretical approaches and in the skills and conventions of academic writing, alongside the study of poetry, narrative writing and drama from the medieval to the mid-eighteenth century. You may also choose an optional unit or a unit from another subject area at Bristol. In year two the continued study of successive periods of English literature, from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, is complemented with work on individual authors and topics chosen from a list of research-led special subject units, as well as options related to earlier literature. Single Honours students may choose to study abroad for one teaching block of their second year. The third year is fully optional and offers a combination of options in later literature, in transhistorical topics and in special subjects, as well as the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choosing.
The University of Bristol is world-renowned with a reputation for academic excellence and has a vibrant student community that's passionate about everything from volunteering to hot air ballooning. Come to Bristol to earn a brilliant degree, develop interests and make life-long friends. It's easy to get involved: our students take part in 192 societies and 52 sports clubs.
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2:1 or above
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