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BA (Hons) English

Want to develop skills in independent and critical thinking that employers value?

The programme provides a broad and balanced study of literature in English from the late Medieval period to the present, developing knowledge and critical understanding of literary history, theory, genres and contexts.

The soft skills of communication, collaboration and critical thinking are now some of the most sought-after by employers, and the study of literature develops critical and creative faculties of communication and reasoning that enable full participation in social, cultural and working life.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    3 Years

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Level 4
• Academic and Professional Development (academic writing at degree level)
• Language and Representation (the representation of power and identity in language)
• Readers and Texts (theoretical approaches to analysing literature)
• Form and Meaning (understanding the mechanics of poetry)
• Intermedialities (examining relationships between media)
• Drama and Film (analysis of drama and film)

Level 5
• Early Modern Literature (critical analysis of literature and drama from the early modern period)
• Romanticism (critical analysis of poetry and literature from the romantic period)
• Modernism (an exploration of the ‘little magazines’ that promoted the manifestos of the modernist period leading into an analysis of key modernist texts)
• Texts and Contexts (contextualising socio-historical influences in different genres)
• Academic and Professional Practice (student-led collaborative community engagement projects)

Level 6
At level 6 you may write a dissertation and will study the following modules:
• Dissertation
• Studies in Short Fiction (critical/creative approach to contemporary short fiction)
• Writing the Future (critical analysis of science/speculative fiction)
• Modern Drama (critical analysis of contemporary drama)
•Academic and Professional Progression (supporting transition from higher education into graduate career)

Modes of assessments include essays, multimedia presentations, posters, assessed seminars, digital artefacts and collaborative projects.

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

‘The primary way of delivering this course is a blended learning model of campus/online’

 On campus teaching includes a combination of mini-lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one-to-one discussions with your tutor.

Online teaching includes synchronous classes and asynchronous independent and group activities.

Contact time ranges between 12- 14 hours per week for years 1 and 2, and between 6-12 hours per week in the final year, depending on the term.

 Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support

Any of the following:

  • 80 UCAS points
    • A- level English Language and Literature
    • Access to HE Diploma
    • In line with the widening participation strategy, mature students without these qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis.

We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of backgrounds and situations. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Please get in touch to find out more.

This course provides a range of skills relevant across a variety of different professions. People who have completed this course have gone on to work in areas including teaching, academic support, librarianship, creative industries, business, and management.

If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include PGCE and Masters in Literature and Digital Culture, Creative Writing, Journalism, etc.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees



Additional Costs

Your tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)
There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:
• Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
• Printing and photocopying
• Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: Q301
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the UCAS website Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474

Information for EU Students

From January 2021, how you apply for a course will change. For more information, read the UK Government's guide for the UK points-based immigration system for EU students (pdf).

Visit our International pages for more information and contact details