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Undergraduate

English

BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

The foundation year has been designed to prepare you for entry on to the degree. You’ll study the following modules.

  • Recent Fiction
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 1
  • Academic Study Skills
  • Re-visioning Shakespeare
  • English Language for Academic Purposes 2
  • Introduction to Study in the Humanities 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £12,800

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £8,500


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

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

About the course

Literature affects how we think about and communicate with the world around us. Writing and writers are central to Hull’s status as UK City of Culture 2017. Our English programmes are providing students with exciting opportunities to be part of the literary and creative scene at the University and beyond. With Philip Larkin, Winifred Holtby and Andrew Marvell among the notable figures who have left their literary mark on the city, you don’t have to look far for inspiration to fire your imagination.

Our vibrant portfolio of modules provides the flexibility to tailor the degree to your interests. Our internationally excellent research informs our teaching. Staff have 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. Our new creative entrepreneurship modules will prepare you for a range of arts-based careers. If you don't have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

Q301

BA (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

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.

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Future prospects

The career opportunities opened up by our degrees are as diverse and exciting as the topics of study. The skills that these develop give you the ability to analyse, research and communicate at a very high level. According to Unistats figures, 96% of our English graduates go on to work or further study within six months of graduating.

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.

Others choose to continue their studies as postgraduates – so you may be interested in what we offer at MA, MPhil and PhD levels.