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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #81 (QS) ,
Studying English programme  offered by University of Birmingham will enable you to explore past and present cultures and societies through a wide range of perspectives and in a variety of different literary genres. 


BA English at University of Birmingham offers a flexible, wide ranging English Literature degree that draws upon extensive academic expertise in the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, which includes the internationally renowned Shakespeare Institute.

Our foundational first year gives you an excellent grounding in the major historical periods and genres of literature, inviting you to engage with a variety of authors and texts, encounter new ways of thinking about literature and improve your analytical and writing skills. You will also have the opportunity to explore areas of creative practice.

In your second year, you will benefit from our Shakespeare resources on our innovative Shakespeare module and have the opportunity to take part in our residential trip to Stratford-upon-Avon to work at the Institute and benefit from our connections with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Our graduates have started careers with employers including the BBC, Headline Publishing Group, Mirror Group Newspapers and Oxford University Press, in roles such as:

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Poetry
  • Prose
  • Plays and Performance
  • Language for LiteraturePopular Fiction before the Novel
  • Epic AmbitionsStories of the Novel

        English Language Requirements

        You only need to take one of these language tests:

        • Minimum required score:


          The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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          PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

        Academic Requirements

        General Requirements

        Number of A levels required:


        Typical offer:


        Required subjects and grades:

        A level English Literature grade A (English Language and Literature A level also accepted).

        General Studies:

        Not accepted.

        Additional information:

        IB Diploma:6,6,5 in Higher level subjects plus 32 points overall.

        BTEC qualifications:

        • BTEC Extended Diploma: DDM, plus an A at A-level in the required subject/s mentioned above.
        • BTEC Diploma: DD, plus an A at A-level in the required subject/s mentioned above.
        • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma: D, plus AB at A-level, including an A in the required A-level subject/s mentioned above.

        Tuition Fee

        • International

          17640 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 17640 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
        • EU/EEA

          9250 GBP/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

        Living costs for Birmingham

        • 765 - 1140 GBP/month
          Living Costs

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


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