What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
A-levels must include English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature, normally at grade A. You should also have a broad range of GCSEs (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
Highers must include English at grade A. You would also be expected to have an Advanced Higher in English (also grade A).
In addition to the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma you will also need A-level English Literature or the combined A-level in English Language and Literature, normally at grade A. You should also have a broad range of GCSEs (A*-C), including good grades in relevant subjects.
This score should be from the full IB Diploma. Higher Level subjects must include English A1 or A2, with a final grade of 6.
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 offers95%
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
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English students at Sussex investigate literary and other forms of writing in diverse historical, political and cultural contexts. You have the opportunity to study from one of the most extensive ranges of literature of any UK university, covering over 1,000 years of literary production. You’ll read texts closely, paying attention to form and to language. You’ll also ask broader questions about how literary texts are shaped by larger cultural forces. You interrogate what we read, how we read, and why we read, in order to produce your own critical and creative response to the world we live in today.
See the modules you will study by year by going to the 'view course details' link.
Sussex is a small campus uni set in the beautiful South Downs, right on the doorstep of the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. You can study on the beach or just soak up the sun on campus, but hold on to your ice-cream because the seagulls are infamously cheeky! Did you know our pirate society was recently listed as one of the 10 weirdest societies in the country?
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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