English Studies

English Studies

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £13,100
Domestic tuition: £1,820

Program overview

English Studies at the University of Stirling offers you the perfect chance to dedicate yourself to reading and enjoying a range of great novels, plays and poems from across the world. You’ll study literary works from the medieval period to the present day, as well as learn about linguistics, creative writing and the history of the English language. Along the way, you’ll benefit from top-rated teaching, visits from outside experts and the annual staging of the Booker Prize Initiative on campus – giving you the opportunity to meet world-renowned contemporary authors and discuss their work. You also have the freedom to take English Studies with one of 12 other courses and earn a combined honours degree tailored to your unique ambitions. In Semesters 1-2, you'll take compulsory modules: Introduction to English Studies 1: Genres; and Introduction to English Studies 2: Theories and Approaches; plus four additional modules from other disciplines, which could include Linguistics. In Semester 3 you will study Literary Revolutions, and in Semester 4, you’ll study a choice of core modules including: Writing and History; Writing and Theory; and Writing and Language. In Semester 5, students choose from several period-based modules, such as: Modernism and Modernity; British Romanticism; Renaissance Literature; and Victorian Literature and Culture. Semesters 6 and 7 cover a range of optional modules which may include: Modern Gothic; Scottish Literature; Shakespeare’s Tragedy; Jane Austin and Creative Writing. The final semester will be spent writing your dissertation, supervised by your tutor.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
School leavers are required to complete a Foundation Year for entry to the University. SQA Advanced Highers: ABBB or equivalents. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill Pearson Test of English 54 overall with a minimum of 51 in each component IBT TOEFL 80 with no subtest less than 17 Trinity ISE II Pass overall and Pass in each sub-skill, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills

Career opportunities

From publishing to digital and editorial work, an English literature degree opens up a broad range of opportunities. Jobs directly related to a BA English include, but are definitely not limited to: Newspaper, magazine or online journalist Copywriter Writer Editorial Assistant Secondary school teacher / English as a foreign language teacher Publishing copy-editor/proof-reader Academic An English degree is also ideally suited to areas such as: Public Relations, Broadcasting, Marketing, Social Media, Advertising and the Arts.

Campus location

Stirling , United Kingdom

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