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The University of Manchester

English Language and Screen Studies

UCAS Code: QW36
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

87%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Cinematics & photography
Student score
78% LOW
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
95% MED
96% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16.6k MED
£16.6k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Highers are accepted only in combination with Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Level 3 National Extended Diploma: BTEC Extended Diploma in a humanities or related subject, with a minimum of 70 credits awarded at Distinction, 100 at Merit and the remaining 10 credits at Pass or above. Level 3 National Diploma: Level 3 Diploma in a humanities or related subject, with a minimum of 110 credits at Merit and 10 at Pass, alongside a relevant A-level at grade A.

International Baccalaureate
32

32 points overall (core points accepted), including 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects.

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

87%

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

Modules

The University of Manchester

Campus building

As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
67%

Year 1

65%
35%

Year 2

22%
78%

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 86%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

86%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
416 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

10%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

19%

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% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

80%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
62% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
418 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% 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 96% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16.6k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

10%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's been a difficult recession for this subject, so unemployment rates are currently looking quite high overall, with salaries on the lower side – and recovery may be long and slow for these graduates. But even despite the figures, most graduates are working after six months, and the most common jobs are in the arts – as photographers, audio-visual technicians, operators and designers, as directors, as artists and as graphic designers. Training in presenting sound and graphics is useful in other industries as well, so you can find graduates in advertising, in business management, in events management and in web design and IT. Be aware that freelancing and self-employment is common in the arts, as are what is termed 'portfolio careers' – having several part-time jobs or commissions at once.
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