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University of Salford

English Literature with English Language

UCAS Code: Q301

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 - 120 UCAS tariff points to be obtained from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent. Must include Grade C or above in a Humanities subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject. General studies accepted alongside 2 other A Levels.

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Humanities & Social Science, Creative Writing & Media, Humanities & Careers in Education, Teacher Training

AS Levels are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in a Humanities based subject

Extended Project Qualifications are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Must include a Humanities based subject.

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C or equivalent in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points in combination with other Level 3 qualifications

BTEC Level 3 National Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificates are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

Must include a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diplomas are accepted in combination with other Level 3 Qualifications including A Levels, AS Levels and BTECs to achieve 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff Points. Must include Grade C in a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject

UCAS Tariff

104-120

To be obtained from a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent. Must include a Humanities based subject; English Language, English Literature, Archaeology, Classical Civilisation, Communication Studies, Critical Thinking, Drama, Performing Arts, Theatre Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Government and Politics or a Language subject.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

English studies

The study of literature and language opens up the world of human expression and communication, from the language of poetry to that of social media. On this course you will not only build a detailed knowledge and understanding of literature and language, you will gain insights into the social and cultural issues that affect our lives. You will have the opportunity to explore the relationship between literature, language and society.

You will learn to research and analyse texts from literary and linguistic perspectives and will have the chance to study a wide range of topics including romanticism, modernism, children’s literature, 21st century literature, medieval prose and poetry, Shakespeare, modern Irish literature, the history of the English language, varieties of English, corpus analysis, attitudes to language, and many more.

English literature is valued by employers who recognise that graduates are very well equipped for a range of career paths requiring good communication, clear presentation of arguments and ideas, and the ability to understand and evaluate complex information. After graduation, students can go into teaching, publishing, journalism, advertising, PR, or events management, as well as a wide range of other graduate-level jobs. The course also provides an ideal platform for postgraduate study.

Bram Steijn 3rd year, BA (Hons) English Literature with English Language
"As a foreign student, the decision to move country can be a daunting one, and the choice of university difficult. Looking back on my experience, I can safely say that my decision to study at Salford was the right one. The support from the faculty staff has been nothing short of phenomenal. If you are passionate about language and literature, and motivated to make the most of your time at university, then I can definitely recommend coming to the University of Salford."

Modules

This programme integrates the study of English Literature (60%) and English Language (40%) into one degree. You will have the opportunity to study English literature across a wide range of periods and genres, including Shakespeare’s plays and the poetry of Salford’s current Chancellor, Jackie Kay MBE FRSE.

In your English Literature modules you will learn to analyse and criticise various forms of writing, from narrative fiction to modern drama. In your English Language modules you will gain a firm understanding of the fundamental components of language study, including the structure, origins and pronunciation of English. Core Literature modules cover key literary periods including Victorian Literature and Modernism, while optional modules allow you to explore your own areas of interest further by focusing on subjects including Children’s Literature and Twenty-first Century Innovative Poetry. Core Language modules cover the grammar, pronunciation and stylistics of English, while optional modules invite you to explore further topics including TESOL, Language Acquisition and the History of English.

In addition to these options, you can choose modules in related fields such as Drama Adaptation and Creative Writing. You can also study another language such as French, Spanish or Mandarin through the University Wide Language Programme. Salford’s lecturers in English Literature and English Language are active researchers who regularly publish on a wide range of topics including Irish Fiction, Postcolonial Literature, Biography, Poetry, Semantics, Phonology, Lexicography, Slang and Psycholinguistics. Their teaching gives you the skills you need for an essential foundation in literary and linguistic study and also encourages you to consider social and cultural issues relevant to the materials you will examine as a twenty-first century student.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Arts and Media

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
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English studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B
309

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£20,420
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Average annual salary
97%
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Employed or in further education
95%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
5%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2015, more than 11,000 students graduated with English degrees - although this does represent a fall from recent years. 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 in science or engineering (computing is a different matter - it's not common but good language skills can be useful in the computing industry). There's little difference in outcomes between English language and English literature degrees, so don't worry and choose the one that suits you best. More English grads took another postgraduate course when they finished their degree than grads from any other subject - this is an important option. Teacher training was a common choice of second degree, as was further study of English, and journalism courses. But many English graduates changed course and trained in law, marketing or other languages -or even subjects further afield such as computing, psychology and even nursing. This is a very flexible degree which gives you a lot of options

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Language and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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