English and Philosophy

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 1,200 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
Y1 17% 0% 83%
Y2 17% 0% 83%
Final 18% 0% 82%
Y1 0% 100% 0%
Y2 4% 96% 0%
Final 2% 98% 0%

About the course

This innovative, exciting degree combines two of the oldest, yet most vibrant, academic disciplines. You study with active researchers who work at the cutting edge of their fields. They'll encourage you to apply your new-found knowledge to explore the biggest issues of the day. You'll study English language and literature, from the classics to the emerging digital media platforms and you'll develop an understanding of philosophy’s central thinkers and ideas and how they relate to contemporary culture, as well as gaining practical reasoning skills.

This is an integrated programme of study taught by international experts who have worked together for many years – not just two halves bolted together, as is often the case elsewhere. Our English and philosophy staff are widely published in their research areas. These interests inspire many of our modules, bringing new insights to the subjects, as well as providing a thorough knowledge of both disciplines. Unusually, you'll study in small groups (of no more than four students) in your first year, as well as in larger seminars and lectures. You'll gain key skills valued by employers such as the ability to analyse complex information and present clear and coherent conclusions in writing, presentations and discussions.

Entry requirements

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Future prospects

BA English and Philosophy graduates don't typically have a single, predominant career path, but careers in journalism and teaching are popular. Students on this programme write a blog and have the opportunity to develop hands-on teaching skills to give CV-boosting experiences in these areas.

Other graduates have gone on to successful careers in media production, publishing, public relations, marketing, law, politics, the Civil Service, business and the charity sector. Others have chosen to continue their studies as postgraduates.

The University also provides comprehensive help from our dedicated Careers Advice Centre which offers competitive internships, mock interviews and CV workshops. The centre is open to all students and its services remain available to graduates throughout their career.