What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A level English (Language, Literature or Language and Literature) at grade A
Scottish Highers at AABBB to include Scottish Advanced Higher in English at grade A
Including English at grade A
DDD with 120 out of 180 credits at Distinction and A level grade A in English
Including 6 in Higher Level English
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers92%
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
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
Our English degree programme gives you the flexibility to combine the study of Literature and Language in a balance that suits you. You can maintain an equal balance of both subjects throughout your degree, or you can choose to specialise in either Literature or Language. We offer Literature modules covering a wide range of texts, genres and themes from the early medieval period to the present day. Our Language modules aim to provide understanding of the historical, social and psychological factors that shape the English language used in everyday life. In each year of a Major (75%) English programme, you will choose 90 credits from our range of English modules. This programme is available with a Year in China. The Year in China allows undergraduate students the opportunity to spend one year at our joint venture, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), following XJTLU's BA China Studies degree classes. XJTLU is a fully English-speaking university, located in Suzhou. If you wish to study this programme with a Year in China please put the option code YC in the Further Choices section of your UCAS application form.
The first year is a foundation course designed to give you the basic skills and tools for the advanced study of English literature & language. You will have the opportunity to study English lit. from various periods and literary genres. Other modules help you to develop your reading and critical skills, and introduce you to modern approaches to the study of English language. In the 2nd and 3rd years, you will have the freedom to plan the specific path that you follow through the programme. The 2nd yr focuses on the major periods of English lit. and core aspects of English Language study; to ensure that your study has appropriate breadth, you must take at least one unit devoted to pre-1800 literature (this can also be taken at Level 3). In the 3rd year the emphasis is on specialisation within different genres and learning to work more independently - for instance, a dissertation on a topic of your choice provides you with the opportunity to explore that topic in depth.
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