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English Language and Literature

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subject

English studies

This undergraduate degree, new for 2022, is designed for students who enjoy studying English language and English literature equally, and who seek a deeper insight into both.

The programme benefits from being rooted in two academic departments, the School of Arts where language and linguistics are taught, and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, where students study a wide range of English literature. This ‘dual home’ creates a distinctive programme of study that offers a uniquely broad range of academic module choices.

The English language and linguistics element of the course looks at English from a structural and functional perspective, with a particular focus on ‘real language’ use and on sociolinguistics. Teaching takes place in the spectacular new Sir David Bell media hub, with its state of the art digital facilities. For the English Literature part of the course students will encounter texts and writers from around the world and from contemporary London, alongside the study of Shakespeare, children’s literature, issues such as gender and sexuality in literature and much more. Literature teaching is delivered by a diverse and passionate community of readers, writers and thinkers who are all published experts in their fields.

The range of modules offers a breadth of study that caters for a student's own interests as well as their career aspirations. For example, the English literature choices include Digital Humanites, Copywriting and Black British and American Writers, while the English language modules include Language Disorders, Multilingualism and Semantics. Professional placements are available and facilitated through the Roehampton careers service.

The ability to analyse language and appreciate literary texts are skills that transfer to a wide variety of careers. However this programme also specifically offers a combination of modules that will prepare students to teach secondary English up to A level – both English Language and English Literature – after completing a one-year postgraduate teacher training course (PGCE).

Schedule by year of study

Year 1: Provides students with the basic tool kit to study English Language and Linguistics at an advanced level. The English Literature component introduces key critical and theoretical approaches, and a range of literature across all periods.

Year 2: Language modules The Sociolinguistics of Gender and Media Language prepare students for key areas of English Language teaching. In English Literature, students study key period modules including the Romantics and Victorians, and Modern and Contemporary Literature.

Year 3: Language Acquisition completes the coverage of A-level language topics for those students wishing to progress to a secondary PGCE. English Literature features a compulsory module Tragedy: Classical, Shakespearean, Cinematic. Students will also have the option to take the Dissertation in English Literature, which may be a sustained piece of written research but which can also comprise a special project.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,145
per year
International
£13,145
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Roehampton

Department:

English and Creative Writing

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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English studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
0%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

After graduation


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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.

£18,190
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
56%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Teaching and educational professionals
25%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Other administrative occupations

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.

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.

£21k

£21k

£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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