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English

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the BA programme. You’ll study the following modules.

  • Recent Fiction: Childhood, Alienation and Belonging
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Re-visioning Shakespeare
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £13,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £9,000


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
Foundation 20% 0% 80%
Y1 17% 0% 83%
Y2 16% 0% 84%
Final 13% 0% 87%
Assessment
Assessment
YearWrittenPracticalCoursework
Foundation 0% 0% 100%
Y1 0% 0% 100%
Y2 8% 0% 92%
Final 8% 0% 92%

About the course

Literature affects how we think about and communicate with the world around us, and informs our understanding of ourselves and other cultures, past and present. Our BA English programme will allow you to experience this literature more deeply, and also to develop important transferable skills essential in the competitive world of employment. Our vibrant portfolio of modules offers considerable flexibility and choice: a range of period-based and thematic strands means that you can pursue a coherent programme of study which is tailored to your own interests, via a guided choice of option modules in the second and third years.

Internationally excellent research informs all of our teaching. Our staff have expertise in a broad spectrum of literatures, from canonical to cutting-edge, from medieval to literature in a digital age, and the programme is designed to provide chronological coverage and freedom of choice, on thematic strands such as ‘The Child in Literature and Culture’, ‘Gothic and the Monstrous’, and ‘Rebellious Subjects’. If you don’t have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Q301

BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

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

The career opportunities opened up by our degrees are as diverse and exciting as the topics of study. The skills that these develop give you the ability to analyse, research and communicate at a very high level. According to Unistats figures, 96% of our English graduates go on to work or further study within six months of graduating.

By studying with us you can be confident that you will have the opportunity to develop a wide array of skills which are highly valued in many professions. Our English graduates are equipped with prized analytical and communication skills that enable them to flourish in the variety of employment opportunities open to them, including careers in: teaching, media, journalism, marketing, advertising, heritage and tourism, librarianship, publishing (author, publisher, literary agent), museum curating, broadcasting, the financial sector, universities (lecturing or administration), professional writing, the public sector (including the NHS and city councils), business, management and the law.

Others choose to continue their studies as postgraduates – so you may be interested in what we offer at MA, MPhil and PhD levels.