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BA English (Q300)

Course overview

BA English (Q300)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: AAA

A-level contextual offer: ABB

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

6 year(s) part-time

Part-time study with daytime, weekday teaching.

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Part-time: Contact artf-ugoffice@bristol.ac.uk for more information and to apply.


£9,250 per year, home students

£26,400 per year, international students

Part-time tuition fees will normally be charged on a pro rata basis

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.


Clifton campus

Studying English is rewarding, enjoyable and prepares you for the future. Reading literature allows us to question our world, to discover new ideas and ways of being, to evaluate historical and social processes, and to think through the complexities of our own times.

Our degree in English Literature is designed to give you a deep understanding of the literary past and the literary present. You'll study texts in English written from medieval times to now, and you'll explore literary traditions ranging from the local to the global. You'll be taught by world-leading experts who will introduce you to exciting and challenging critical and theoretical approaches. By choosing from a diverse range of options including interdisciplinary and creative writing units, you can shape your degree to align with your own interests. In your final year dissertation you'll be able to work independently on a topic entirely of your own devising.

At Bristol, you'll join an intellectually curious and friendly community, in a city full of culture. Over the course of your degree, you'll be supported in developing your own identity and sense of purpose as a reader, thinker, writer, and communicator. Bristol English graduates are versatile, creative, questioning, articulate, and highly sought after by employers in sectors ranging from the creative economy to law and finance.

Course structure

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

More about UK qualifications.

Selection process

  • For most candidates, we will only use your information in UCAS or your application form to assess your application. We may interview mature applicants and applicants with non-standard qualifications.
  • Full information about our selection processes for this course:
  • Regulations and codes of conduct we abide by to create a positive environment for learning and achievement:

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