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Undergraduate

BA English Language and Literature

Uncover the power of words – engage with the texts, discourses and language that are crucial to addressing today’s critical issues.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Typical offer

112 points

A Level grades: BBC

UCAS code

Q302

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Start date

Course overview

Your study of English Language and Literature at Hull - the country’s “most poetic city” - will see you developing strong personal and professional skills; you will engage with exciting topics on crime, the environment, and Gothic writing.

This programme is designed to deliver excellent employability skills, including for those who want to become English teachers with the increasing need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of both language and literature. 

You’ll learn the art of effective communication and how to analyse the language of business, politics and social media. 

Throughout the programme, you’ll explore prose, poetry and drama with expert teachers and critics, and engage with literature which speaks to urgent issues of the day.

Final validation pending

We regularly review our courses to make sure they continue to meet our academic standards. Any changes to courses go through a re-validation process. 'Final validation pending' means that we intend to offer this programme, but it hasn't received final University approval yet. Please call our Admissions Service on 01482 466100 for confirmation that the course is approved and will be running.

Six reasons to study English Language and Literature at Hull

  1. Study eco-linguistics at a time of climate crisis
  2. Investigate crime through forensic linguistics
  3. Learn how to detect and challenge 'fake news'
  4. Get skills to give the gift of literacy to others
  5. Cutting-edge modules on digital language analysis
  6. 24/7 term-time access to Brynmor Jones Library

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

Areas you will study and gain skills in include

  • forensic linguistics
  • how we learn language
  • digital language analysis
  • discourse, politics and power
  • persuasive writing
  • eco-linguistics and eco-gothic
  • how writers develop their style

You will develop highly valued skills in graduate employment, including high-order critical, analytic, and research skills, advanced competence in IT and digital literacy, and in oral and written communication. You will work on problem solving, and in working independently, interactively, and collaboratively.

We are still finalising this programme, check back soon for module information.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

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Entry requirements

Typical offer

  • A level grades BBC

  • BTEC grades DMM

  • Points required 112

Work out your estimated points

Points can be from any qualifications 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 

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with minimum of 45 credits at merit.

Worried you don’t quite meet our entry requirements?

We consider experience and qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations above.

But it’s not just about the grades – we’ll look at your whole application. We want to know what makes you tick, and about your previous experience, so make sure that you complete your personal statement.

If you have any questions, our admissions team will be happy to help.

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 academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

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.

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Take a tour of the facilities

Our English students enjoy 24/7 access to the recently restored Brynmor Jones Library which boasts more than a million books.

Fees and funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year*

International

£14,500 per year

Fees for 2021 entry have not yet been confirmed. The fees shown are for 2020 entry.

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

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 £9,203 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.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Scholarships

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points or above

from 3 A levels or equivalent, you could receive

£1,200 to £2,000

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • school teacher
  • teacher of English as a foreign language
  • marketing or communications professional
  • copywriter or speechwriter
  • journalist
  • commercial or academic research

The knowledge you will gain on literacy will give an invaluable grounding for teaching children and adults reading and writing.

You will build employability skills in problem solving, time management, and strategic thinking as well as critical, reflective and communication skills.

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