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English Literature BA(Hons): Entry requirements

Entry requirements for 2017

Typical offer

Single honours:

  • Points: 120
  • Units: to include two A-levels or equivalent
  • Subject: A-level English Literature, English Literature and Language or similar, grade B (40 points) required

Joint honours:

  • Points: 120–128 depending on combination
  • Units: to include two A-levels or equivalent
  • Subject: A-level English Literature, English Literature and Language or similar, grade B (40 points) required

Subjects:

  • A-level: General Studies / Native Language accepted when one of three A-levels or equivalent.
  • Plus GCSE: English grade A*–C (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required.

Further requirements for specific combinations

  • Creative Writing: 120 points. 32 points at A-level in English Literature, English Literature and Language or a related subject. 
  • Criminology: 120 points. 32 points at A-level in English Literature, English Literature and Language, Drama and Theatre Studies or a related subject.
  • Drama: refer to Drama entry requirements.
  • English Language and Linguistics: Grade B (40 points) at A-level in English or a related subject.
  • French: A-Level grade C (32 points) or AS-level grade C (12 points) or GCSE A*-B (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required. 
  • History: 120 points.
  • Human Rights: 120 points.
  • International Relations: 120 points.
  • Journalism: refer to Journalism entry requirements.
  • Media and Communication: Students taking Media Studies A-level must achieve grade C or above.
  • Sociology: 120 points.
  • Spanish: A-Level grade C (32 points) or AS-level grade C (12 points) or GCSE A*-B (or comparable numeric score under the newly reformed GCSE gradings) required.
  • Television and New Broadcasting Media: 120 points.

Interviews

For most courses a decision will be made on the basis of your application form alone. However, for some courses, the selection process may include an interview – usually held between December and April for full-time students.

The interviews may be on a one-to-one basis, in a group or with your portfolio, and you may be given a task such as participating in a workshop, a short essay, questionnaire or translation to demonstrate your strengths in addition to any formal entry requirements.

Other entry routes

We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that are equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome. Please contact us for details.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirement, which is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no element below 5.5. Make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements could be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from a recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

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