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University of Leicester

English with English Language BA

UCAS Code: Q3W2

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A,B,B

To include English (Language, Literature or combined).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30

Pass the diploma with 45 credits at level 3. To include 12 credits at Distinction in English Level 3 Modules. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

To include English (Language, Literature or combined).

Considered alongside other qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Including 6 in Higher Level English.

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications.

Considered alongside other qualifications.

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

To include English.

Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: [email protected]

Considered alongside other qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

English literature

English language

Literature and language are intertwined; study of one deepens appreciation of the other. On this degree, you will study both disciplines in tandem, encountering texts from a range of periods and cultures as you acquire the framework and vocabulary for interpreting language use. You will see how English has developed throughout its long history, and discover how language colours ideas of personal and cultural identity.

Our **English with English Language BA** offers you the chance to study English language and literature from its earliest forms through to the present day, and gives you the opportunity to learn a range of approaches for analysing language use.

As well as studying poetry, novels, and drama, you will learn the key frameworks for describing English, and a range of approaches for studying language use, getting to grips with the historical and social variation in the English language.

Flexibility is at the heart our our courses, and you will be able to study options in a range of specialist modules including World Englishes, Language and Gender, place names, lexicography and more. Under the guidance of specialists in the relevant fields, you will gain experience in carrying out fieldwork and independent research.

As you explore the development of the modern novel, you will learn about the history of the English language itself; while reading texts in Old and Middle English you will examine the social and political dimensions of language.

This dynamic course will introduce you to fascinating material both old and new, while equipping you with a raft of analytical skills to appraise the language which made that material possible.

Modules

In first year, you study English language and literature from its earliest forms through to the contemporary moment, as well as the opportunity to learn a range of approaches for analysing language use. In second year, you explore the origins of the novel, and you can be learning about the history of the English language itself; while reading Old English you can be studying the development of sociolinguistics. In your final year of study, you explore Romantic literature through to the contemporary writing of our globalised world. As well as this, you may choose to write a dissertation on a research topic of your own choice, and take cutting-edge modules led by specialists in their academic fields.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leicester

Department:

School of English

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.

77%
low
English literature
77%
low
English language

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

75%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

English language

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

75%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
8%
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 literature

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.

£17,472
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Customer service occupations

English language

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.

£17,472
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Customer service occupations

What about your long term prospects?

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

English literature

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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.

English language

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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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