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English Literature and Language (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This English Literature and Language (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster presents an opportunity to study English Literature by focusing on both the wider social context and the language that is being used. You will be able to engage with an exciting variety of texts, both traditional and non-traditional alongside other kinds of cultural works. 
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Through this English Literature and Language (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster you will become a sophisticated reader of texts in their wider cultural contexts, at the same time as sharpening your skills in research. 

This training in critical and creative reading is particularly suitable for those considering teaching English, publishing or journalism, and any career that involves sophisticated communication skills and an advanced level of language use. It is of particular interest to those wishing to develop their skills as a writer. 

The degree is strong in promoting the transferable and cognitive skills that employers value, and that contribute to lifelong personal and professional development. 

Career Path

Graduates from this BA have gone on to a wide variety of careers, possessing much sought-after communication and research skills. Careers most closely allied to English and Linguistics have included: teaching (both in the UK and abroad), the BBC Pronunciation department, speech and language therapy, and further research in higher education institutions.

However, the kind of skills that this degree provides have led to graduates entering many other career areas, from child support officers to publishing. This is not a narrowly focused vocational degree, but prepares students for any career that values advanced communication skills, research skills and employees that can demonstrate initiative and creativity in problem-solving.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Literature and Language Tutorial
  • Keywords for Literary Studies
  • Language and Text
  • Language Myths
  • Poetry and Politics
  • Shakespeare and Performance
  • What is Literature?
  • Words and Meaning
  • Applied Language Studies
  • English Literature and Language Dissertation
  • Fiction after 1950
  • Issues in Culture
  • Language and Power
  • Language Contact and Change
  • Modernism

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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • A Levels – BCC to ABB (to include an English or Humanities subject)
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points including 5 higher level English A/ 6 HL English B or a Humanities subject. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM Humanities or Creative Subject
  • BTEC Diploma – D*D to D*D* + A Level in a Humanities subject
  • Access – 104 to 128  UCAS Tariff points from the Access course in a Humanities subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 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 London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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