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BA (Hons) English

  • 6

    Level 6

  • Duration
    3 years

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Norfolk House, Exchange Street

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time

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This programme enables you to develop analytical skills by exploring a diverse range of texts, including novels, poems, plays, films, images and graphic novels. You will look at how meaning is created through language and form and at relationships between texts and contemporary cultural issues.

All of City College Norwich’s Degree programmes are validated by the UEA, meaning that the quality of the awards you get is assured by a world-renowned Higher Education organisation.

Teaching is usually over three terms of ten weeks, each with a weekly attendance of two days a week. You will normally study two modules, worth 20 credits, each term (plus a dissertation worth 40 credits in the third year). Teaching will involve lectures, guest speakers, small group sessions or seminars, tutorials, workshops, theatre and cinema and field trips. The list below indicates the modules that make up the programme.

Year 1 (level 4) modules

  • Higher learning skills
  • Myth and Criticism
  • Genre
  • The Evolution of Western Society
  • Reading the Visual
  • Children’s Literature OR Creative Writing

Year 2 (level 5) modules

  • Preparation for Work and Research
  • Medieval Life and Literature
  • The Renaissance
  • Madness, Trauma and Culture
  • Revolution and Reaction
  • Children’s Literature OR Creative Writing
    Year 3 (level 6) modules
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
  • Victorians and Victorianism
  • Modernism
  • Contemporary Literature and Culture
  • Dystopian Fiction

UCAS Code Q320

Unistats for this course

Why our College?

Recognised degree programmes

Our degrees are awarded by the University of East Anglia

Student satisfaction

100% of students were happy with the quality of this course

National Student Satisfaction Survey, BA (Hons) in English, 100% Overall Satisfaction, NSS 2018

Flexible study options

Fit your studies around your life with part time study

Entry Requirements

We attract students from varied backgrounds and encourage them to reach their full potential. A minimum of 80 tariff points is usually required but we have no standard offer as we take into account your reference, motivation and commitment to the course, as well as any projected or actual A level grades or other qualifications. We welcome students from Access Diplomas and our usual offer is 30 credits at Merit. Applicants may be invited for interview.

Applications from students whose first language is not English are welcome. For International students we require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading), the required minimum is: IELTS (SELT) 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in all components). Please contact the Advice shop for advice and guidance. International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the International Students webpage.

Learning Outcomes

The programme seeks to ensure that on graduation you should be able to:

  • Work with confidence both independently and as a member of a group or team.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for systematic, conceptual and critical thinking.
  • Show flexible and creative approaches to problem solving.
  • Communicate clearly and appropriately, demonstrating a sense of audience.
  • Manage information effectively in a range of media.
  • Act in an ethical manner demonstrating political, social and cultural awareness.
  • Produce output that is literate, numerate and coherent.


All modules are assessed at the end of the module and some modules have additional mid module assignments. We use various assessment methods, including examinations, essays, in class assessments, presentations, creative writing exercises and portfolios, dissertations and projects.


Students have moved on to PGCE or other Teacher Training courses. Others have gone on complete Masters degrees and Doctorates.

Career Progression

Graduates may wish to move into teaching, journalism, public relations, marketing or publishing.


Course fee per year: £7,500