48 months
16300 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Explore English language and literature, how they work in society and their role in the world today, and develop your communication and analytical skills by studying an English Language and Literature (Hons) degree course at Aston University.

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As an English language student at Aston, you’ll gain theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, along with an exploration of social processes, organisational dynamics and inter-group relationships.

You’ll learn from world-leading academics with cutting-edge research and teaching experience in fields such as ethnic and gender equalities, global change, theories of social change, forensic linguistics, language, gender and teaching English to speakers of other languages.

On the literature strand of the course, you’ll get a broad introduction to literary genres and periods from the seventeenth century to the present day, and consider all literature’s different manifestations, from graffiti and blogging to poetry, novels and street theatre.

You’ll study literacy as a social practice and will explore how and why people read and write at all levels of society. We will equip you to critically engage with a variety of texts across literary genres and periods, and you’ll be able to develop your skills as a writer through our creative writing module.

In the third year of your English Language and Literature (Hons) degree course at Aston University , you’ll spend a year on placement with a company, working as a teaching assistant in a school or studying at one of our partner universities - you might even choose to combine two of these options, adding further value to your degree, and in your second year we’ll make sure you’re ready to get the most from this opportunity.

Career prospects

Our English Language and Literature graduates are in demand from a wide range of employers, with former Aston students now working at companies such as Bibby Financial Services, IBM, Interserve, CapGemini, Virgin Active and the BBC.

Recent graduates have gone on to work in roles including: Analyst, Digital Marketer, Marketing and Communications Specialist, Project Manager, Recruitment Administrator, Senior Account Executive and Languages Teacher.

Employed Aston English graduates earn £3,600 (15 per cent) more than the UK average, five years after graduation (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literary Genres in English

  • Literature in History

  • Literature and Film

  • Language and Society

  • Literature, Culture and Society

  • Writing and Ideology

  • Working With Language Data

  • Written Text Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BBC (standard offer)
  • BCC (with EPQ or Core Maths minimum grade B)
  • IB: 29 points overall with grades 5, 5, 4 in 3 higher level subjects.
  • Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM (standard offer)
  • The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate/BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma/BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three full A2 Levels.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16300 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • UK students During placement year: £ 1,250
  • International/EU students During placement year: £2,500

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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