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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
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15.5k LOW
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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

Your offer will be based on your predicted grades from your core A2s (full A levels), BTEC Diploma etc including a grade C in English at A Level (or another related subject). We will accept up to 16 points towards the total from level 3 qualifications such as AS (where those AS levels are not taken on to A2 level), the Extended Project, or Music qualifications. In addition you are required to have 5 GCSEs grades A-C or grade 4 including Maths and English.  For Access to HE please see the specific credits required in the section for Access to HE

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

This highly-rated English degree will change the way you think. As you discover a range of literature from across the globe, you will consider what these texts say about identity, desire, cultural politics and the nature of reality itself. WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE? In the last National Student Survey, this BA (Hons) English achieved a 100% overall satisfaction score. We cover a fascinating range of genres, including classical myth, the evolution of fantasy, the representation of crime, existentialist writing and the 19th century realist novel. There are no exams (you are assessed in other ways) and you can choose to study for a semester in America. IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU? If you enjoy reading and analysing literature and are interested in finding out how critical and philosophical ideas can change the way we read, this is your course. HOW YOU WILL LEARN Through thought-provoking lectures, seminars and tutorials, as well as reading from primary and secondary sources. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss and debate ideas. OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPERIENCES You will have the opportunity to take part in study visits to cinemas, museums, galleries, heritage centres and theatres. You will also complete work-based learning projects and placements for cultural institutions like these. CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY Above all else, English graduates have excellent communication and analytical skills – something that employers need and value. In addition, we aim to develop your public-speaking and debating skills by assessing your participation in seminars; you will also be enabled to deliver presentations and conference papers articulately and with confidence. This opens up a range of careers in a range of fields including teaching, journalism, publishing and arts administration. RELATED COURSES Integrated Masters in English (MLit) BA (Hons) English Literature and Language with optional TESOL pathway English (Joint Honours)


University of Derby

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At Derby we provide you with education with the personal touch. We're a friendly, down-to-earth uni based in the Midlands. At Derby, you'll have to work just as hard to get your degree as at other universities, but we like to do things a bit differently. We believe in being approachable and caring, offering our students plenty of support and treating people as individuals.

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 92%
Student score 88% HIGH
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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
265 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15.5k LOW
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are other administrative 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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