BA English Language and Literature

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

Key information

  • Degree: English Language and Literature (2+2) BA
  • Types of study: Full-time
  • Duration: Three or four years depending on entry qualifications
  • Start date: September 2020

For the 2+2 programmes, you will spend the last two years on our UK campus. For the 4+0 programmes, you will spend your entire degree programmes in Ningbo China with ‘study abroad’ opportunities.

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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.

Preliminary year

This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry.

In the preliminary year, the focus is on a special programme and English for academic purposes. Designed by staff at the University’s Centre for English Language Education, this programme prepares students for their degree courses.

Qualifying year

Compulsory

Students must take all modules in this group

  • ENGL1027 Introduction to Linguistics (20 Credits)
  • ENGL1028 The Influence of English (20 Credits)
  • ENGL1026 Studying Literature (20 Credits)
  • ENGL1030 Introduction to Drama (20 Credits)
  • ENGL1025 Language and Context (20 Credits)
  • ENGL1029 Academic Community (20 Credits)

Detailed module information can be found through the online module catalogue. Please enter the module title or code when searching. 

Please note: This degree structure and modules may be subject to change.

Year 3

The final two years will be spent at The University of Nottingham's UK Campus.

Year 4

The final two years will be spent at The University of Nottingham's UK Campus.

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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

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

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.

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 on our website. 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 the three-year programme;
  • IELTS 5.5 (no less than 5.0 in writing) – eligible for the four-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55) – eligible for the three-year programme;
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51) – eligible for the four-year programme.

Alternative 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.

Last updated Sep 2020

About the School

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we ... Read More

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by the University of Nottingham in partnership with Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China. Read less