Highlights of the course
- Small classes and a warm, friendly environment
- Flexibility to focus on pure literature or your own combination of language, literature and practical communication
- Assessed by coursework
- A Hogwarts style campus to provide an atmospheric backdrop
- A wide selection of diverse and stimulating modules to choose from
- Taught by published academics with PhDs
- Your own personal tutor and one-to-one help with essay writing
- Internships, creative projects and communication workshops to gain skills and build your CV
- A great range of field trips in the UK and abroad, theatre trips, class visits to the Cheltenham Poetry and
- Literature Festivals, guest speakers and workshops.
Your own combination of literature, language and practical communication.
Literature: Explore the greatest works ever written in English, from traditional classics to transgressive contemporary works that shake the foundations of our society. The course has options to study literature from the 18th to the 21st century including myths and legends, crime fiction, travel writing, drama, poetry, postcolonial literature, American and Irish writing.
Language: Explore the workings and history of the English language, and how it shapes identities and the world around us. There are options to study language acquisition, language history, structure, dialects, sociolinguistics and ecolinguistics, and apply them to gain insights into gender, race, media and society.
Practical communication: Learn the language of leadership by gaining confidence and 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 and give you the power to shape society.
Discover more by visiting our English blog, viewing our course information pack, or trying our free online taster module.
Find out what our English students are up to and be inspired.
This course is primarily taught in small group seminars where students are actively involved in discussions and class activities. Assessments help develop a wide range of communication skills and include essays, group presentations, digital stories, posters, reflective diaries and a 10,000 word dissertation.
Take a look at the course map for a breakdown of modules that you'll study to complete the course. Some modules are compulsory, but in some cases you can also choose modules which interest you from outside your core area of study.
Clearing 2018 : TIP
If you do not meet the entry requirements specified in the box below, please give us a call on 03330 432 414 as we may be able to help or offer you a place on a similar course.
Tariff information for 2018 entry
112 tariff points
BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
2018 UCAS tariff table
Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. To find out more, please email our enquiries team.
International Students: Please see the full details of entry requirements in your country.
Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required.
If you don't meet your tariff points total we may still consider your application.
Please email our admissions team for further information.
See the further details of fees and potential extra costs when studying a course at the University of Gloucestershire.
|UCAS codes available for this subject|
|BA (Hons) - 3 years full-time||Q300|
- Management and leadership
- Cultural industries
- Corporate/charity communications
- Lecturing and teaching (after completing teacher training)
- Civil Service
The university has links with the Cheltenham Literature Festival, the Cheltenham Poetry Festival, the Wilson Gallery, the Everyman Theatre, published authors and poets, and many other providers of cultural services.