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English Literature (with placement year)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including English (Literature, Language or both) (General Studies accepted)

Pass Access with 60 Credits overall including 45 at Level 3. To include 23 Level 3 Distinction grades.

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects or a combination of the Pre-U and A levels, provided a minimum of three subjects overall are taken. We recognise the benefit of the Global Perspectives and Research (GPR) course in developing independent study and research skills. While we would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions. However, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results.

We recognise the benefit of the Extended Project in developing independent research and critical thinking skills. We would consider this as evidence of motivation to study a specific subject in more depth, and while we do not generally include it as part of our offer conditions, it may be used to further consider an application upon receipt of final examination results. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 (6,6,5 HL) including HL English

We accept a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website – please view the individual course typical offers on our website and choose Ireland in the Country/region drop down field for more information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: D plus AB in two A Levels to include English. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM plus A Level English at grade B. BTEC Level 3 Diplomas preferred subjects: Performing Arts, Art and Design, Business, IT, Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB including English, plus Highers at majority B grades

Applicants taking the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma will be asked to achieve the A level requirements for their course as part of their qualification. The Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted alongside two A levels providing individual course entry and subject requirements are met. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

UCAS Tariff

104-136

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2021

Subject

English literature

Our English Literature degree is a fantastic opportunity to pursue your love of literature – studying texts from the Renaissance period right through to the twenty-first century.

The course offers our most comprehensive survey of literary-historical development while retaining a high level of optional choice in second and third year. You’ll develop key skills, using different theoretical approaches to interpret texts across a number of genres, and will be able to tailor our English Literature degree to suit your interests.

You will be introduced to important concepts and periods, through a range of carefully designed core modules introducing the fundamentals of poetic language and form, the study of language, literary theory, narrative forms and fictions, and the major periods of literary history. In addition, optional modules such as ‘Introduction to Film’ and ‘How to Do Things with Digital Texts’ examine the significance of how literature can be studied in the digital age.

Modules on offer include core options surveying the major authors and periods in literary history including Renaissance writing and Victorian literature. Alongside the established literary tradition of writers such as Shakespeare, Dickens and Virginia Woolf, you will also have the chance to study writers on the fringes of the literary canon whose work sheds valuable light on important themes, as well as less well-known genres.

Our English Literature degree is designed to introduce you to contemporary debates surrounding classic authors but also to encourage you to new authors whose social, political, and literary significance has only recently been acknowledged.

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment methods

Exposure to such a wide range of written and oral methods of communication builds a broad set of skills and professional competencies for maximum employability.

Methods of assessment include essays, reflective commentaries, seminar participation, online in-class tests, annotated bibliographies, performance projects, in-class presentations, research projects, workbook/log books, group work, peer assessments and the final dissertation.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£19,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Loughborough University

Department:

English

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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.

91%
med
English literature

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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

89%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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

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.

£20,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
69%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Business, research and administrative professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Design occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

English 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.

£22k

£22k

£25k

£25k

£29k

£29k

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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