English Language BA (Hons) Add to your prospectus

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: Q310
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : AAB-ABB / IB : 35-33 including 6 in HL English with no score less than 4 / BTEC : Applications considered
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If you’re considering this subject as a combination within Honours Select, please refer to our Honours Select page for further information about entry requirements.

Entry Requirements

A level offerAAB-ABB
Subject requirementsA level English (Language, Literature or Language and Literature) at grade A
BTEC Level 3 Extended DiplomaApplications considered. BTEC in a humanities-related subject plus A level English at grade A required
International Baccalaureate35-33 including 6 in HL English with no score less than 4
Irish Leaving CertificateH1, H1, H2, H2 including H1 in English
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherScottish Highers at AABBB plus Scottish Advanced Highers in English Grade A, combinations are also welcome.
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedAccepted including 2 A levels at AB with A in English
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
Access45 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 informationYour country
Extended Project QualificationApplicants who offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer, plus an alternative offer. This will be at one A Level grade lower plus a grade A in the EPQ, for example the offer would be AAB or ABB plus A in the EPQ.

Please note that Humanities and Social Sciences Honours Select programmes which have a Management, Law or Sociology component will not accept the EPQ.
Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as one of three A levels upon which we make an offer. However, applicants may offer only one of General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies among their three A levels.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science