What you'll study

First year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 1 – Advanced

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Beginners and Improvers

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 2 – Advanced

  • Skills for Communicating Cultures

  • Literature Lab

  • Travels in Text and Time

Optional modules

  • Approaches to Poetry

  • Drama and Performance

Second year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 3

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 4

Optional modules

  • Narrating the Past

  • The Age of Chivalry and Romance

  • American Rebels: Reading 20th Century Counter-Culture

  • Brief Encounters with the Victorians

  • The Child in British and American Literature

  • Love and Desire in Renaissance Literature, 1530-1633

  • Visionaries and Rebels: Romantic Poets from Blake to Tennyson

  • Constituting the Contemporary

  • American Gothic

  • Sentiment and Scandal: Literature of the Long 18th Century

  • Shakespeare and Early Modern Drama

  • Reinventing Literature, 1950 to Now

  • Voyage Out: Travel, Empire and Cultural Encounters

  • Written on the Body: Rethinking Gender and Sexuality

  • Trinity CertTESOL 1

  • Translation and Digital Culture

Final year

* Modules are subject to availability

Core modules

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 5

  • Chinese/French/German/Italian/Spanish Language 6

  • Dissertation/Project Preparation

  • Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Popular Cultures

  • Authorship and Identity in Renaissance Literature

  • Contemporary Fiction

  • The Courtly

  • Crime Fiction

  • Gothic

  • Literary Heritage: The 19th Century Today

  • Playing God

  • Post 9/11 Literature of the US

  • Speaking Pictures: Literature and the Visual Arts

  • Unruly Subjects and Early Modern Texts

  • Trinity CertTESOL 2

  • Becoming a Professional Translator

  • Engagement and Resistance

  • American Slavery in Literature and Film

  • Childhood Trauma in Contemporary Fiction

  • Crossing the Line: Frontiers, Coasts, and Borders in the Literature of the Americas

  • Myths, Legends and Language of the Vikings

  • Secrets and Lies: Victorian Decadence and Degeneration 1860-1901

  • Shakespearean Transformations

  • Special Author

  • Writing the Revolution: Sex, Religion and Politics in 17th Century Literature

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More about this course

Aimed at those who love both languages and English, this programme allows you to split your studies 50/50 across the two subjects. Our vibrant portfolio of English modules provides the flexibility to tailor your degree to your interests. English staff gave expertise in a range of literatures from the medieval to the 21st century, across English and American writers of novels, poetry, drama and short fiction.

For a Modern Language, you can choose from Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Hull offers excellent language learning facilities, with a dedicated space for languages students. Our team of Language Learning Advisors offer extra one-to-one support to help you with your studies, as well as a partnership scheme which allows you to practise your chosen language with native speakers. 

Our teaching staff

You don't just become fluent in another language at Hull - you immerse yourself in the culture of the people who speak it.

Spend an unforgettable year abroad, studying at a partner university or working, in a country where your chosen language is spoken.

Study English in the city described as the most poetic in England, where Philip Larkin wrote most of his best work.

Gain a first-class grounding in literature, from the medieval era to the 21st century, under the guidance of world-leading experts.

Entry requirements

2018 Tariff points: 112 points. Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from 

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
  • Applicants should have an A level in a foreign language at Grade C or above.

UCAS has changed the way that qualifications earn points under the Tariff system. Please click here to work out your estimated points and to find out more about how the University of Hull considers qualifications.

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 45 credits at merit

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

At a glance

For this course, you'll need...

112 UCAS points

Points can be made up of a variety of qualifications. Calculate your points here.

We welcome a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not be listed.

Many of our courses offer a Foundation Year for applicants without the qualifications for direct entry on to the degree.

If you have any questions about our entry requirements or the tariff, please contact admissions or call 01482 466100.

International students

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.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Fees and funding

  • Home/EU: £9,250
  • International: £13,500

Fees may be subject to permitted inflationary increases in future years. 

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

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

Future Prospects

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.

Languages graduates have gone into a wide variety of careers, including: international customer liaison at Harrod’s; business analyst; United Biscuits; Customs and Excise executive office; English teaching assistant in Japan; lecturers teaching English at universities in Dijon and Reims, and at the Sorbonne in Paris; translator, Netherlands National Press Bureau; International Officer at Lloyds Bank, Intelligence Officer with RAF.