Our English degree allows you to focus on pure literature, or your own blend of language, literature and practical communication. The course is assessed entirely by coursework and taught in small, interactive seminars. You’ll be able to participate in trips and events, from seeing the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Globe Theatre to lively improvisation and voice training workshops. You can immerse yourself in a vibrant local culture, which includes The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival and Cheltenham Poetry Festival, or take exciting international trips (additional costs may apply, see course web page for details). On literature modules you’ll explore the greatest works ever written in English, from traditional classics to transgressive contemporary novels. Topics include myths and legends, crime fiction, travel writing, periods from the 18th to 21st century, Shakespeare and North American writing. You’ll also be able to explore the workings and history of the English language, and how it shapes identities and the world around us. English language topics include dialects, language structure, sociolinguistics or ecolinguistics, giving insights into gender, race, media and society. Uniquely, the course offers practical communication modules, instilling leadership skills in inspirational speaking, persuasive writing, active listening, constructive criticism, visual design and ethical argumentation. These skills will provide a foundation for life and employment, giving you the power to shape society.
Why University of Gloucestershire?
We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies.
After the course
Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17.
- A level
- UCAS Tariff
- Access to HE Diploma
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
Grades / Points
BBC at A levels or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.
£9,250 per year
These are the tuition fees you pay if you are resident in England
About this University
The University of Gloucestershire has been using its expertise to support and inspire students since 1847; today it encompasses three campuses across Cheltenham and Gloucester. Offering a broad range of subjects, students can get hands-on with top-rated equipment in professional-standard facilities. Silver-rated teaching (TEF 2017) and a unique experience helps students to become the graduate they want to be, building their inner confidence, skills and knowledge to fulfil their future plan.