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English Literature with English Language

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.

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

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

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

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 or above in English required. Grade C/4 or above in Maths preferred but not essential.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30-31

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 (first teaching from September 2016)

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.

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

English literature

English language

This English Literature with English Language degree is designed to get you reading books, analysing theories, critiquing prose and exploring the words that surround our daily lives. You’ll build a detailed knowledge of both disciplines, gaining a true insight into the relationship between literature, language and society.

As your degree progresses, you’ll study a diverse range of texts from a variety of genres, including Romanticism, modernism, children’s literature, and medieval poetry. With opportunities to study both literature and language, you’ll learn to analyse texts through the lens of both literary and linguistic perspectives.

Designed to provide you with transferable skillsets that can be applied in real-world settings, you’ll develop your ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing, present your ideas with clarity and persuasion, and evaluate complex information in a number of contexts.

**You will:**
- Benefit from dynamic teaching and assessment that incorporates both innovative and traditional approaches to the study of literature and language.

- Develop vital skills needed to open up a range of exciting career opportunities in areas such as teaching, media, publishing, marketing, and administration.

- Learn to research and analyse texts through the lenses of literary and linguistic perspectives.

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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, Media and Creative Technology

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.

96%
high
English literature
93%
high
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.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
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

80%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
14%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

English language

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

93%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

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.

£13k

£13k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

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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