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BA (Hons)

English Language & Literature (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

Explore the relationship between English Language and Literature on this Foundation Entry programme, where you’ll analyse a wide range of different texts – from classic works of literature to popular media.

Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

You can tailor this course to your interests – our modules include semantics and pragmatics, gender and language, Shakespeare, the fairy tale, and the short story.

This programme is suitable if you’re aiming to teach English at secondary level, where it’s increasingly important that you demonstrate knowledge of both language and literature. The incorporation of ‘both sides’ of English develops skills which are relevant to a number of different careers.

Why study with us

  • English Language is ranked 1st in the UK for Assessment and Feedback - National Student Survey (NSS) 2020.
  • Gain work experience later in the course through optional modules in volunteering, leadership and mentoring accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).
  • You’ll have the opportunity to publish your work in our Journal of Undergraduate research, Diffusion.

What you'll do

  • We’ll focus on your written, oral and transferable skills to ensure you’re employable in a global workplace.
  • There are opportunities for further study and your career prospects will be broad - from jobs in teaching, to heritage, journalism and the creative industries.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Our English Language and Literature Foundation Entry degree could lead to a career in law, teaching, journalism, publishing, arts administration, theatre, advertising, manufacturing and finance.

Our graduates have also gone on to study to become teachers, or stepped into postgraduate research programmes.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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