• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Tutors and
    Support

Course Overview

You will learn to analyse and interpret meaning through the study of language, form and style in literary texts and other forms of discourse. This includes how literary and linguistic forms contribute to the making, sharing and understanding of meaning and also how meaning is shaped by the cultural and historical contexts in which texts are written, and in which they are read.

The degree programme’s unique points are: specialist final-year modules taught by research-active tutors working at the forefront of the discipline; small class sizes with a high tutor/student contact time; a skills-based focus that encompasses employability, critical writing and reading and presentations.

An external examiner recently commented, “The high pass rate and achievement of the graduating students at Doncaster [on the BA (Hons) English course] is, in my experience, a benchmark to which some universities would aspire.”


The course covers different approaches to the study of literature and language, revealing how different methods of analysis and critical reading can lead to competing interpretations of texts. Modules within the degree programme are directed towards:

Literature: literary forms, genres and techniques; literature from the sixteenth century to the present.

Language: the uses and conventions of English language; socio-linguistics.

Theory: readership and authorship; literary and critical theories and concepts

Critical digital literacies: core twenty-first century digital literacies necessary to communicate and critically evaluate information from a wide variety of sources

Academic and professional development: employability and transferable skills

Course Fees
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Units and Structure

YEAR ONE (LEVEL 4)

  • Readers and Texts
  • Language and Representation
  • Intermedialities
  • Form and Meaning
  • Drama and Film
  • Academic and Professional Development

YEAR TWO (LEVEL 5)

  • Early Modern Literature
  • Modernism
  • Romanticism and Beyond
  • Texts and Contexts
  • Academic and Professional Practice

YEAR THREE (LEVEL 6)

At Level 6 you may write a dissertation and will study the following modules:

  • Dissertation
  • Studies in Short Fiction
  • Modern Drama
  • Writing the Future
  • Academic and Professional Progression

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 Ucas tariff points
  • Access to HE Diploma in a related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Simon Stevenson

Simon Stevenson

After finishing the M.A in Continental Philosophy and Literature at the University of Warwick, I continued to pursue my interest in theoretical approaches to contemporary literature by studying for a D.Phil. at the University of Sussex. After completing my research, I took the post of Assistant Professor of English Literature at National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan, where I taught for four years. I returned to the U.K and joined the staff of the English Department at University Centre Centre in 2009.

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Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Essential Qualifications Revision Programmes

Revision programmes are available for undergraduates and graduates who require GCSE equivalency qualifications in Maths, English and Science or who need to refresh their current knowledge in order to pass Key Skills Tests for entry onto Initial Teacher Training programmes.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates include:

  • LA- Joint Head of English Department at local secondary school
  • MH- College lecturer
  • MJ- MA student at Sheffield Hallam University

Postgraduate Places

Successful graduates on this course will be offered an automatic place on either our Masters or PGCE programmes, subject to meeting the appropriate entry requirements and academic references

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

One of the following:

  • 80 Ucas tariff points
  • Access to HE Diploma in a related programme with at least 45 credits at Level 3
  • Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code:

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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