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You can tailor this BA English Language and Literature (Hons) degree at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to your particular interests through the wide variety of optional modules available, ranging from semantics and pragmatics, stylistics, gender and language, education and language, corpus linguistics, to American drama, science fiction, gothic fiction, Shakespeare, the fairy tale and the short story.

The incorporation of both sides of ‘English’ develops skills which are relevant to a wide variety of careers; your skills of analysis and interpretation, your communicative skills (oral and written), and your ability to construct a coherent argument will all be enhanced through your study of these subjects.

The English Language and Literature (Hons) course from University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) incorporates dedicated Employability modules based within the English Language Skills Initiative for Employability (ELSIE). These modules are designed to enhance your employability and develop skills, personal attributes and achievements that can make you more likely to gain employment and become successful in your chosen career. 

Throughout these modules, you will be encouraged to identify your strengths and weaknesses and develop transferable skills. A range of other modules are designed to equip students with skills such as, for example, social awareness and intercultural competence included in Sociolinguistics and Intercultural Communication.

You will also have the opportunity to obtain a Career Planning Certificate as part of your dissertation module. The Certificate incorporates themes including self-awareness, opportunity awareness, decision-making and transitional learning (in terms of applying for a job, and producing a tailored CV and covering letter). For the dissertations, you are also asked to maintain a dissertation log, which should record your thoughts and experience(s) during the supervisory process.


Graduates go on to a wide variety of careers such as law, teaching, journalism, publishing, arts administration, theatre, advertising, manufacturing and finance.

As a student in the School you will also have access to our International Travel Bursary scheme through the Worldwise Awards, which enables you to spend some time overseas, on a project related to your studies.

You will also have the opportunity to publish your work in UCLan’s Journal of Undergraduate research, Diffusion.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Part-time: five to six years study, including some evening modules for students who find evening attendance more convenient.

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Reading Texts: Literary Theory 
  • English Language Workshop
  • The Sounds and Structures of English
  • Meaning in Interaction
  •  Comparative Literature
  • Live Literature Project
  • English Literature Dissertation

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

  • Our typical offer is 104 UCAS Points.  We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Merit
  • BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Distinction. English or related subject at A2 required.
  • Pass Access Course: 106 UCAS Points  
  • International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
  • IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
  • GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 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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Part time: £1,540 per 20 credits studied UK/EU

Living costs for Preston

  • 751 - 1430 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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