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Main entry requirements
Grades AAA, including English Literature, or English Language & Literature (ie. not English Language alone). General Studies is welcomed but not normally included as part of the standard offer. AS-levels are not accepted in place of an A-level. A-level exams should be taken at the same sitting, after no more than two years of study. If you have studied an advanced curriculum, where the examinations are spread over three years, consideration for an offer will be at the discretion of the admissions tutor. We may also require further information, in order to make an informed judgment on your application.
Grades AAAAA-AAAAB, taken at one sitting, including English at grade A: accepted only in conjunction with 3 Advanced Highers at Grades shown.
BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: we require Distinction / Distinction, plus one A-level at Grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone).
BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma: we require grades Distinction* / Distinction plus an A-level at min. Grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone), plus an EPQ or AS at Grade B.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: we require Distinction / Distinction / Distinction, plus one A-level at grade A in English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone).
37 points overall (core points accepted), including 6 points in English Literature at Higher level, plus 6 in two further Higher Level subjects.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144-165 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers66%
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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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This degree gives students access to the full range of English Studies. Alongside the traditional range of English Literature from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day, students are able to study American, Irish and post-colonial literatures as well as cultural theory, creative writing and film. In the first year, students sample a wide variety of literature and cultural theory and develop a solid basis of knowledge and skill which they then build on in years 2 and 3. All courses are compulsory in year 1, while in years 2 and 3, students select their courses from a range of options. There is a compulsory long essay in the final year. Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject. Find out more here . Aims The course aims to encourage engagement with a significant range of literary/non-literary genres, incl. film, music, texts in the English language from British Isles/US/other English-speaking communities, from Anglo-Saxon times to the present; provide an opportunity to study/specialise in literature, theory, film, popular song, and/or new media; enable the study of texts in historical/cultural contexts, develop an appreciation of the specific contexts that condition the representation of allegedly 'universal' concepts and an appreciation of how our own historical/cultural location affects our understanding of literature; familiarise students with and enable them to apply traditional and modern theories of literary/cultural criticism; develop students' powers of critical/analytical thinking alongside an appreciation of the crafting of written utterances and the interrelationships between texts, together with an ability to apply such techniques to sophisticated primary/secondary texts; encourage students to respond imaginatively, intellectually and independently to the written word; enable them to carry this quality of response into future reading experiences; encourage enthusiasm for English and appreciation of its importance in the world today/in the future; foster sophisticated literacy skills whilst encouraging correct and appropriate presentation/referencing; develop fluency and clarity in discussion and in oral/written presentation; encourage continuous, developing reflection, enabling both responsibility for personal learning and the ability to make informed choices for future development; develop skills for employment/further study, both discipline-related and transferable to other contexts; sustain/enhance a body of knowledge about, and critical appreciation of, literature and other cultural forms, in preparation for postgraduate study/professional careers.
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.
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