BA English Literature / Overview

Year of entry: 2025

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
3 years
Typical A-level offer

AAA, including English Literature, or English Language and Literature (ie. not English Language alone)

Typical contextual A-level offer
AAB, including English Literature, or English Language and Literature (ie. not English Language alone)
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Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
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Typical International Baccalaureate offer

36 points overall. 6,6,6 in Higher Level subjects to include English Literature (or English Language and Literature, but not English Language alone).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS

Course overview

  • Study at a university ranked sixth in the UK for English language and literature (QS World University Rankings 2023).
  • Explore the rich literary history and current creative scene of Manchester, recently designated UNESCO City of Literature.
  • Study more than 1,000 years of English writing. Engage with literary and cultural theory, study texts in their historical contexts and reflect on different cultures and traditions.
  • Gain insight into a breadth of written forms, from illuminated manuscripts to graphic novels and poetry to postmodern fiction.
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Fees for entry in 2025 have not yet been set. For entry in 2024 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2025 entry.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).


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Contact details

School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
+44 (0161) 509 2871
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