• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Whether it’s reading between the lines, exploring the written and spoken word, or developing your writing skills in several genres, this English qualification The Open University UK is for you. 
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Overview

With stimulating options in English literature, English language and creative writing, the English qualification The Open University UK provides opportunities to encounter a range of texts from different historical periods and diverse cultural settings; explore English language use in global contexts; and develop and reflect on your own writing practice.

Key features of the course

  • Learn how to analyse a wide range of texts including fiction, poetry and drama
  • Explore the work of some famous authors alongside some lesser known – but equally fascinating – writers
  • Explore the history of the English language and understand its development as a global language
  • Develop and reflect on your own writing practice

Skills for career development

Employers greatly value the kinds of skills that successful completion of a Diploma of HE in English will develop. You’ll learn to evaluate and assimilate information in constructing an argument; and acquire skills of critical and flexible thinking, analysis, communication and creativity that are much in demand in the workplace. You’ll also sharpen your IT and writing skills. These are key skills in complex organizations and greatly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering or changing career.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • Time limit – 12 years
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Reading and studying literature
  • Telling stories – the novel and beyond
  • Children's literature 
  • Creative writing 
  • Worlds of English

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    5.5

    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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General Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
  • At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6192 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6192 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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