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English, MLit

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #401 (WUR) Bournemouth, United Kingdom
The English programme at Bournemouth University has a strong contemporary feel while combining literary study with the professional and vocational skills needed to equip you for future employment no matter what career you choose to enter.


The English programme at Bournemouth University has a strong emphasis on writing and communication, and this includes business writing, journalism and writing for the media. There is also the opportunity to pursue a creative pathway all the way through the degree.

As well as learning on campus, you’ll get to the opportunity to experience literary study in a real-world setting. If you pursue a four-year course you’ll complete a four-week placement, alternatively for a five-year course you’ll do 30-weeks in industry. The placement is a key feature in developing your abilities and understanding of the workplace. It also offers you a platform for entering a wide variety of professions after graduation.


This course is a solid preparation for any career where clear communication is essential. The emphasis of the final year will be on work-based learning and the acquisition of advanced research skills, making you even more employable once you've graduated from this course.

You will acquire enhanced career prospects and Master’s-level skills that will give you a head start when looking for a job.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adaptation
  • Media & Society
  • Approaches to Literature
  • Language Matters
  • Academic & Writing Skills
  • Forms & Contexts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years (with a 4-week placement) or 5 years (including a 30-week placement)
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • For September 2020 entry: the entry requirements for this course are 104-120 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM.
  • Excluded subjects: This course does not accept General Studies.
  • GCSEs: This course requires GCSE English Language or English Literature and Mathematics grade C (or grade 4 in the reformed GCSE grading) or equivalent qualifications.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bournemouth

  • 700 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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