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University of East Anglia UEA

English Literature and Philosophy

UCAS Code: VQ53
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Philosophy
Student score
83% MED
83% MED
% employed or in further study
93% MED
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

English Literature or the combined English Language and Literature

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

English Literature or combined English Language and Literature

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

Alongside GCE A-Level Grade B or above (or equivalent) in English Literature or the combined English Language and Literature

International Baccalaureate
32

Offer will include Higher Level 5 English. If no GCSE equivalents are held, offer will include English and Mathematics requirements.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

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

UEA has consistently been rated as one of the best universities for student satisfaction and experience, in surveys including the Times Higher Education, and the National Student Survey. Our students have voted for us on the strength of our high quality lectures, fantastic facilities, and our welcoming social environment on campus. We have invested in the things that matter to our students - IT facilities including a 24 hour Library, a network of Student 'hubs' for academic support, and a Careers Service offering internships and mentoring, encouraging student enterprise. With a huge range of clubs and societies, a Students' Union with an excellent reputation for live music, £30 million Sportspark, and an art gallery on campus, we think UEA offers an amazing student experience, and so do our students.

Modules

Modules include: Literature in history; reading texts; classic readings in philosophy; analysing film and television; introduction to philosophy; the Enlightenment; Plato as theory.

University of East Anglia UEA

On campus

With a wonderfully diverse range of courses and superb extra-curricular clubs and societies run by one of the most dynamic student unions in the country, UEA is a great place to both live and learn. Located in the beautiful city of Norwich it becomes no wonder UEA is consistently one of the best universities for student satisfaction.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

13%
87%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
20%
80%

Year 1

35%
65%

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 87%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

72%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

82%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
71% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
430 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
94% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 £17k MED
Graduates who are media professionals

10%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

7%

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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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 87%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

89%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

98%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
41% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
405 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 £16k LOW
Graduates who are other administrative occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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