English BA

If you can get lost in a book for hours on end, and enjoy writing or even drama, English is a natural choice. Storytelling is part of every culture and reveals much about a person’s lived experience, values and aspirations within a given time.

Course details

After a first year of modules that pass through modern literature and formative texts to help develop your critical reading, your exploration in English is very much down to your own interests and choices.
  • Mode of study: 4-5 days a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9250   per year
  • Location: London campus

Brunel University London

Course overview

Taking the English BA at Brunel is an opportunity to uncover the richness of English literature history – its periods, genres and diverse storytellers – through a set of underlying themes.

Your journey will commence with a module on ‘Reading Resilience’ to help equip you with the required skills and competencies relevant to literary studies, so you can approach any topic with confidence.


Entry requirements

GCE A-level BBC.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma DMM.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma DM in any subject, with an A-Level at grade C.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma M in any subject, with A-Levels grades BB including English.

International Baccalaureate Diploma 29 points.

Obtain a minimum of 112 UCAS tariff points in the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3.


On completion of the English BA, you will have a set of enviable skills which are vital for a variety of careers. Many Brunel English graduates go into teaching, media-related jobs like publishing, marketing and journalism, and others into the business world as account executives, campaign organisers and consultants.

Brunel graduates of this degree fit just as easily into other career environments, and the opportunity of doing a placement year to gain experience in a job role and industry sector will be a distinct advantage.

Above all, this English degree will be enormously beneficial to your own writing, critique and self-expression.


The English BA at Brunel will give you deeper knowledge of English literature history, world literature and genre writing as you develop key investigative skills, with a wealth of optional modules to suit your interests and aspirations.
  • EN1709 – Digital Literacy
  • EN1706 – Literature and History
  • EN1708 – Reading Resilience
  • EN1604 – World Literature 1: Going Global
  • EN1605 – World Literature 2: Travels and Migrations
  • EN1707 – Writing and Difference


  • EN2611 – 21st Century Fictions of Global Inequality
  • EN2610 – Contemporary British and Irish Fiction
  • EN2605 – Genre Fiction
  • EN2014 – Modernism
  • EN2001 – The Nineteenth-Century Novel
  • EN2011 – Post-Colonial Writing
  • EN2021 – Romanticism and Revolution
  • EN2002 – Shakespeare: Text and Performance
  • EN3003 – English Special Project

  • EN3619 – Chaucer to Shakespeare
  • EN3613 – The Creative Industries
  • FM3007 – Gender and Sexuality
  • FM3010 – The Horror Film
  • EN3039 – The Muslim World in Early Modern English Literature
  • EN3605 – Modern and Contemporary Lesbian Literature
  • AH3600 – Psychogeography
  • EN3022 – Victorian Literature and Culture
  • EN3617 – Violence
  • EN3604 – Writing Ireland