BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

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Key information

Degree

BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

Types of study

Full time

Duration

Three or four years depending on entry qualifications

Start date

September 2021

Faculty

Education and English / Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study model

2+2

Note: For the 2+2 study model courses, the student will spend the last two years at our UK campus. For the 4+0 study model courses, the student will spend the entire degree programme in Ningbo, China with 'study abroad' opportunities from year three.

Entry requirements

Depending on your academic and English language qualifications, you may be eligible for a traditional three year degree programme, or a four year programme with a preliminary year enabling you to gain the subject-specific knowledge and skills required to embark on degree-level studies.

Please find the entry requirement relevant to your country of origin here. If your country is not listed, please email global@nottingham.edu.cn.  

If you are a mainland Chinese student, your Gaokao score should be in the first division as a minimum requirement, and your English test score should be no less than 115/150. For more details, please check the Chinese version prospectus.

English language requirements 

If your first language is not English or your entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium (from an approved institution) you are required to provide evidence of your proficiency in English. Minimum requirements:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in writing) – eligible for three year programme;
  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for four year programme;
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for three year programme;
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for four year programme.

Minimum age requirements

You should be at least 18 years of age on admission to the University. The date of "admission" is defined as the first day of September in the relevant academic year. This requirement may be waived on an individual basis if your parents or guardians give their written agreement in advance to additional safeguards and requirements. Visit here for more information.

Course overview

Language shapes our world and communicates knowledge. Communication through language and talk is universal across all cultures and has allowed humans to develop thought and share information.

The study of literature allows us to gain deep knowledge of other cultures and to develop analytical skills useful in a range of careers and professions.

This course will enable you to:

  • interpret and evaluate works of literature in English using different approaches and from different perspectives 
  • communicate effectively with others, as well think critically and form reasoned arguments 
  • gain valuable insights into diverse ways of thinking from different cultures, and deepen your appreciation of the creative resources of the English language 
  • develop an international perspective on the English language and its cultural history, through a focus on its literature, while pursuing linguistics-related modules 
  • gain sophisticated insights into human thinking, culture and linguistic creativity that will appeal to a range of employers.

The first two years of this course are shared with the sister degree, BA English Language and Applied Linguistics.

Course structure

For domestic Mainland Chinese students the course structure follows the Chinese higher education system and is based on a four-year programme with the final two years at The University of Nottingham's UK Campus.

For international students the course structure follows the UK higher education system and is based on a three-year programme with the final two years at The University of Nottingham's UK Campus.

Careers and further study

Employment example

  • First Venture JP Morgan Chase Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Hays
  • HRNet One
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Nestle China
  • Nielsen Market Research Ltd.
  • JPMorgan Chase Securities Co., Ltd.
  • Lu Wei Xuan Perfume Cosmetics Shanghai Co., Ltd.
  • Jingshihuan (Korea)
  • Great property
  • Beijing Kunlun Wanwei Technology Co., Ltd.
  • ICBC
  • Hang Seng Bank
  • HSBC Bank
  • Bank of China
  • Safe HP
  • Rhodes PR
  • New Channel Training School
  • New Oriental Ningbo School

Further study

A total of 51 graduates of the 2018 English Language and Literature Department, 37 chose to continue their studies, of which 67.6% of the graduates entered the top 50 universities in the world.

2019 QS World University Rankings

School

Number of people

10

University College London

9

18

University of Edinburgh

4

24

Australian National University

2

29

Manchester University

1

39

University of Melbourne

1

42

University of Sydney

6

43

New York University

1

 

In total

25

Fees

Mainland Chinese students

100,000 RMB / year

Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan students

100,000 RMB / year

International students

110,000 RMB / year

Scholarships, sponsorships and bursaries

To encourage academic excellence, we offer a comprehensive and expanding range of full and partial scholarships. 

Historically nearly 30% of our undergraduate students were awarded scholarships for their entry. Once enrolled, current students are eligible for additional merit and/or performance-based scholarships and awards, which covers approximately 32.5% of our whole student body.

Please check here for scholarship types and policies for applicants from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and overseas countries. If you are a mainland Chinese student, please visit the Chinese language prospectus.

Contact us

Admissions Office

Room 222, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. admissions@nottingham.edu.cn
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International Admissions Office

University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. global@nottingham.edu.cn
T. +86 (0)574 8818 0000 ext. 8505
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Faculty Office of Humanities and Social Sciences

Room 321, Trent Building
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
199 Taikang East Road, Ningbo, 315100, China

E. FHSS@nottingham.edu.cn
T. +86 (0)574 8818 0226
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