If you’re considering this subject as a combined (joint) degree, please refer to our information about combining degrees for details about entry requirements.
|A level requirements||ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
|Subject requirements||A level English (Language, Literature or Language and Literature) at grade A|
|BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma||Applications considered. BTEC in a humanities-related subject plus A level English at grade A required|
|International Baccalaureate||33 including 6 in HL English with no score less than 4|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 with H1 in English|
|Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher||Scottish Advanced Highers of ABB with English Grade A.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced||Accepted including 2 A levels at AB with A in English|
|Access||45 Level 3 credits in graded units in a relevant Diploma, including 30 at Distinction (including all English credits) and a further 15 with at least Merit.
Relevant Diploma is Humanities/Social Sciences based.
|International entry information||Find your country|
|Extended Project Qualification||Applicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. For this course this will be an ABC offer with the A in English and an A in EPQ.
Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.
Alternative entry requirements
Contextual offers pilot
For 2021 entry, we are piloting the use of contextual offers for applicants offering a 2-grade reduction* from the standard offer for the following under-represented groups:
- Students from English neighbourhoods with historically low participation in Higher Education (known as POLAR 4 Quintile 1 postcodes, after the dataset used by the Office for Students to track this metric)
- UK Care Experienced students (ie qualifying students who have spent any amount of time in Local Authority care and meet associated eligibility criteria used nationally)
*Please note, programmes in Medicine and Dentistry are currently excluded from this pilot.
For more informatiom see our information on the 2021 Contextual Admissions Pilot.