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English , B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #151 (ARWU) Exeter, United Kingdom
During the English course at The University of Exeter you will explore the work of some of the giants of English literature as well as discovering more unusual works from the past and engaging literary and cultural works from the contemporary moment.
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At Streatham, our team’s vast expertise offers plenty of choice so you can develop an understanding of many different genres and forms of writing. 

As well as covering the full breadth of the English literary landscape from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, our degree programmes give you the opportunity to learn about the history of cinema, study creative writing (poetry, prose and screenplays), and you’ll also encounter global literatures and digital media.

Indeed, the range of media we cover on our modules is vast: as well as plays, novels, poetry, and short stories, we engage with film, television, video games, graphic novels and the creative industries.


An English course at The University of Exeter puts you in a great position to succeed in a range of careers. Oral and written communication is at the heart of our programme and you will learn to present your ideas in a variety of formats. 

You will also develop strong research and analytical skills and the ability to problem solve and make informed decisions. Through a balance of independent study and teamwork you will learn to manage your time and workload effectively.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We encourage you to apply as early as possible and before 15 January but will continue to consider applications from international students until 30 June if places are available.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 or 4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • Beginnings: English Literature Before 1800
  • Approaches to Criticism
  • Academic English
  • The Poem
  • Film Studies: An Introduction
For more information please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

Typical offer

  • A*AA-AAB; IB: 38-34
Required subjects
  • GCE AL English Literature grade A; IB English HL6; GCSE English Literature or English Language grade A.
  • Candidates may offer either GCE AL English Literature or English Language and Literature.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18500 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.
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Living costs for Exeter

  • 649 - 1090 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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