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English Language and Literature (Including Foundation Year) BA (Hons)

University of Essex

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    QQ24

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    44th

    18
  • Subject Ranking

    47th

    3 (English)
  • Entry Standards

    The average UCAS tariff score of new students entering the university.

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    113

  • Graduate Prospects

    A guide to the success of graduates on completion of their courses at the university.

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    72

    / 100
  • Student Satisfaction

    A guide to how satisfied students are with the quality of teaching they receive.

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    3.91

    / 5.00
  • Qualification

    BA (Hons)

  • Application deadline

    15-Jan

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  • Start date

    08-OCT-20

Course Summary

Our BA English Language and Literature (including foundation year) is open to Home and EU students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills. This four-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module. Essex is a world leader in arts and humanities, with English Language and Literature ranked among the top 200 departments on the planet according to the QS World University Rankings (2017). How has English literature changed since the time of Shakespeare? What are the differences between literature written in the UK and literature written in other English-speaking countries? How has social and geographical mobility given rise to the formation of new accents and dialects of English? Our course provides a sound foundation in linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of the structure and use of modern English, and offers you the chance to study a range of literary genres and approaches to literary criticism. This is a very flexible degree, with the opportunity for you to explore a wide range of topics including: language disorders, the relationship between language and society, literatures of the United States and the Caribbean, English (and European) literature of the 15th-17th centuries and writing science fiction.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • UCAS Tariff
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points

DDD

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

44th

About this University

The University of Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. It's a close-knit and supportive community that has a powerful global outlook – with almost 15,000 students from more than 140 different countries, students can find the world in once place at Essex.

Address

Colchester Campus

University of Essex

Wivenhoe Park

Colchester

CO4 3SQ

UNITED KINGDOM