You read widely, have a feeling for words, and are not afraid of intellectual challenges. English at Southampton offers you the opportunity to think about literature and culture in new and exciting ways.
Studying English at Southampton will help you acquire high-level critical thinking and communication skills that are essential to navigate your career. Our English graduates have progressed to high-flying careers in journalism, publishing, management and administration, teaching, the media, creative writing, and many other areas.You will be developing and practising the skills required for a successful career from day one of the course. Over three years you will learn to
These are all skills that are valued not just by us but by employers. As a student rep you might also take an active role in the governance of the department, of a student society, or of the Students' Union. English also offers some opportunities for direct work experience.
Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".
Learn a language
Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
AAB from 3 A levels with a grade A in English Literature, English Language and Literature, or English Language plus an A and a B in other A level subjects.
ABB from 3 A levels with a grade A in English Literature, English Language and Literature, or English Language and A in Extended Project Qualification
We may interview students taking English Language A level without a Literature component, due to the literary emphasis of our degree programmes.
We accept all A levels except General Studies.
34 points, 17 at higher level, including 6 in higher level English
Intake: 200 Average applicants per place: 8
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.
Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of Southampton.