English is one of the most vibrant and active subject communities in College. Our recent students have performed strongly in their academic studies, as well as staging plays, publishing novels, and speaking at academic conferences.

The BA in English is internationally renowned, and balances a strong grounding in the core of English literature with the chance to specialise or branch out from that core into the literature of other parts of the world, such as the USA or South Asia, other art forms, the English language and related intellectual traditions. Many graduates pursue careers in information management, teaching and academia; others go on to work in media and the creative industries.

 

Further information about the course can be found on the Faculty and University websites.

Typical offers require

  • A Level: A*AA
  • IB: 40-42 points, with 776 at Higher Level 

For other qualifications, see the main entrance requirements pages on the University website.

Course Requirements

  • A Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in English Literature. However, A Level/IB Higher Level (or equivalent) in English Literature and Language or English Language may be accepted as a substitute.

Admissions Assessment

  • Applicants for English are required to take the pre-interview assessment at an authorised centre local to them (for a lot of applicants, this will be their school/college).
  • Further details about the written assessment can be found on the University website here.

Written work 

Applicants are required to submit one or two school/college essays as examples of written work prior to interview. 

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