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The University of Manchester

English Literature and a Modern Language (Italian)

UCAS Code: RQ33
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

67%

Subjects
  • English studies
  • Italian studies
Student score
78% LOW
84% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
86% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.6k MED
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including English Literature or English Language & Literature (grade A), and a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B) (English Literature at grade A or English - Language & Literature at grade A).Modern Foreign Language.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Highers are accepted only in combination with Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

ABB including English Literature (or English Language and Literature) at grade A plus a GCSE modern foreign language. Where a specified subject is not available at Advanced Higher level, an A level or other equivalent must be offered. English at grade A and Modern Foreign Language.

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), to include higher level English Literature (6) and 5 in two further higher level subjects. Plus a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (grade B).

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

67%

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

English literature Year 1: Core modules; reading literature; contexts of writing; textural communities (text, hypertext and readers); mapping the medieval; academic development; reading film (optional). Year 2: Modules may include; creative writing (fiction); reading the 19th century; writing the 18th century; sex and salvation in medieval literature; Chaucer (texts, contexts and conflicts); power and gender in early modern literature; Shakespeare (genre, text and performance); forms of poetry; gender, sexuality and culture (Freud and after); writing, identity and nations; creative writing (poetry). year 3: Overseas placement. Year 4: Core module; long essay; plus options may include; early modern identities; gothic (politics, sexuality and identity in British gothic writing 1789-1900); Beowulf; Victorian afterlives; crime and the law in 18th and 19th-century literature.

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
19%
81%

Year 1

21%
78%
1%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

22%
78%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
10%
90%

Year 1

75%
25%

Year 2

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

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 93%
Student score 84% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

79%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
66% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% 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 86% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

28%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is one of the less common modern languages for students to take, but graduates from Italian courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their degrees. Last year’s graduates in Italian had a particularly low unemployment rate (we can’t guarantee this will be the case when you graduate, but it is encouraging). About one in six graduates in 2012 got jobs overseas – often as English teachers – which is much higher than for most subjects. Nearly half of the rest went to work in London. Those who want to stay at home to work usually find jobs anywhere where good communication skills are a must – and in 2012, that included education, marketing, PR and finance. But remember, whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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