English BA (Hons)

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What you'll study

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BA (Hons) with Foundation Year

You study a total of six modules including at least two from English. These modules are designed to complement each other and address the specific learning competencies that you will need at degree level such as independent study techniques, communication and language skills, and information technology capabilities, in addition to a general introduction to study in the humanities.

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,000

Overseas: £12,500

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,000

Overseas: £8,350

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

Where you'll study

Hull Campus


BA (Hons)

4 years

About the course

Literature is a dynamic force of change: it shapes people and events and creates vivid, enduring and deeply moving art. Writing and writers are central to Hull’s status as City of Culture in 2017 and the English programmes at Hull will provide 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.

We are passionate, friendly and dedicated teachers and, together with our students, we have a strong sense of community. If you need advice or support with your studies, or an issue is worrying you, your academic support tutor will be there to help you throughout your time with us. In fact, 96% of our students said they received sufficient advice and support with their studies in the National Student Survey 2015.

Our staff are experts in their field who are actively involved in producing published materials, and many modules have been developed from their research interests giving you flexibility in structuring your studies to suit your particular interests. Employers value the skills gained through studying a degree in English and you will graduate with the ability to present ideas clearly and compellingly in writing, presentations and discussions.

We also offer English with a foundation year. This course is ideal if you have taken time away from education or need to enhance your language and writing skills, helping you to prepare for study at degree level.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements may change during Clearing. Please call us on 0330 012 8806 for the latest information.

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • Appropriate for those returning to study after a minimum three-year break, or those with non-UK qualifications unsuitable for UK level 4 entry
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of, or interest in, a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application
  • Candidates with A-level qualifications in subjects other than those key to the degree will usually require a minimum of 200 points

International students

(language requirements)

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency. Learn more

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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.