Undergraduate BA (Hons)

English Multidiscipline

Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology




Three year

Next enrolment

September 2024


In a nutshell

BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline is a degree that is unique to the University of Salford: designed to meet the professional and social challenges of today, this innovative programme allows you to craft your own route through English by making possible the combined study of two subjects from English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing, and Drama.

As a part of BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline, you can choose to combine your academic, professional, and creative interests in the following ways:

English Literature and Creative Writing
English Language and Creative Writing 
English Language and English Literature
Drama and Creative Writing 
English Language and Drama
English Literature and Drama

By studying BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline, you will develop a varied skillset through the study of two related subject areas, and you will be encouraged to explore these subjects within a department that values and celebrates the intersections between English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing, and Drama.

Do you want to find out more about BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline at Salford? Why not sign up to an upcoming Open Day?

You can follow our #EnglishatSalford InstagramTwitter and Facebook accounts, which are led by our English teaching staff; here, you can find out how we tell our story through English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing, and Drama.

You will:

  • Study a diverse curriculum that engages with culture and identity in the twenty-first century
  • Have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or to study abroad
  • Develop your academic, professional, and creative skills through masterclasses with professional writers, educators, literary agents, publishing commissioners, directors, and theatre companies
  • Work in professional theatre spaces with the support of experienced dramaturgs and technicians
  • Develop vital skills needed for a range of exciting careers in areas such as teaching, media, publishing, marketing, and administration

options available


students accepted

This is for you if...


You are passionate about both the creative and critical aspects of studying English Language, English Literature, Creative Writing, and Drama


You want to build your own degree from a range of modules across the discipline of English


You are eager to develop the confidence and skills to pursue your personal and professional vocation in teaching, the arts, civil sector, and creative industries

Course details

All about the course

BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline allows you to shape your degree based on your own interests in English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing, and/or Drama. This means that the modules you study will vary depending on your selected subject combination.

Below, you can find information about the individual routes through BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline, including snapshots of the modules that are included as a part of each subject combination:

English Literature and Creative Writing
English Language and Creative Writing 
English Language and English Literature
Drama and Creative Writing
English Language and Drama
English Literature and Drama

As a part of each combination, you will be able to study what interests you most through a range of core and optional modules which engage with culture and society in the twenty-first century.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?


As part of your BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline course, your timetable will include a breakdown of your scheduled teaching sessions, with timeslots for you to explore your independent research interests.

Your lectures are fairly formal, taking place in large groups with students from across the disciplines of English Literature, English Language, Drama, and Creative Writing.

Tutorials are more informal, consisting of small group teaching that is often student-led.

Seminars are also informal and tend to be a mixture of tutor-led and student-led discussions which engage with the lecture content.

Practical workshops give you the chance to learn and demonstrate new skills. Outside speakers are sometimes invited to share their experiences in the industry, their career journeys, and to give advice.

Practice-based creative projects are directed by students and supervised by your tutors.


BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline uses a wide variety of assessment methods, all of which allow you to develop your skills and competencies in a number of different domains. We make use of the following assessment types:

Coursework essays

Multiple-choice quizzes


Self-directed projects

Reflective writing





Be a part of a creative, supportive community

All our English courses are delivered by the Salford School of Arts, Media, and Creative Technology. Our focus is to ensure that you have the skills you need to pursue your intellectual and career interests, and we encourage our students, past and present, to collaborate with each other and to achieve great things.

Each year—through the Create Student Awards—our School rewards the incredible achievements and successes of our final year and postgraduate students.

Whatever you choose to study with us, you will be mentored and supported by experts. And once you graduate, it will not end there. You will join a thriving alumni network across Greater Manchester and beyond, which means that you will be supported professionally and personally whenever you need it.


Are you interested in learning your craft by using the same type of equipment that you will use when you are working? Study with us, and you will become confident and comfortable with industry-standard kits and facilities. You will not simply be left to work it out on your own—our experienced tutors and technicians will show you how to master everything that we have on offer. 

Explore our English facilities at the University of Salford.




Are you looking to learn more about the background of our English tutors and demonstrators or put a face to a name?

Find out who will work with you throughout your academic journey at the University of Salford.

Explore the English faculty at the University of Salford


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What about after uni?


Through the multidisciplinary approach of this degree, your selected route—which combines two discipline areas from Creative Writing, Drama, English Literature, and English Language—will equip you with a range of transferrable skills that can be applied in any professional workplace. Many of our graduates go on to become teachers, researchers and academics, or to work in the civil service, media, advertising, or any role in which communication is key. Creative Writing is the natural choice for budding authors and poets; Drama open-ups a wide range of exciting career opportunities as a practitioner in the theatre and film industries; English Literature may appeal to you if you are looking for a career in publishing; English Language could lead you to careers in speech and language therapy, lexicography, and teaching English as a second or other language.

Furthermore, while studying BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through our work placement module in an industry relevant to your career development while you are studying—and we will support you with additional opportunities for support in CV development and application writing.

Previous students who have studied English at Salford have established successful careers in areas as diverse as teaching, researching for television and radio, local government, theatre-making, business management, HR, finance, journalism, and marketing.

Whatever subdisciplines you choose to study, BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline will equip you with a range of highly versatile skills, making possible the pursuit of an exciting career: so, the question is, where do you want your journey to take you?


Graduates showing strong academic and research skills can pursue a further postgraduate path through our Postgraduate programmes on a full-time or part-time basis subject to a satisfactory proposal.

A taste of what you could become

A writer

A teacher

A journalist

A publisher

And more...

Career Links

This course includes regular masterclasses with practitioners and professionals in the creative industries, including published authors.

Recent contributions include editors from Harper Fiction, Hachette Children’s publishers, the Curtis Brown Literary Agency, Bloomsbury, the Comma Press, and the BBC.

Past visits and masterclasses have been delivered by practitioners including Jackie Kay, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kit De Waal, Emma Flint, Megan Bradbury, Paul Magrs, and Alan Gibbons.

This course also responds to the needs of industry by developing subject expertise and transferable skills appropriate to a wide range of careers. The English Subject Group has close associations with industry and professional bodies such as the following:

  • BBC TV and Radio
  • Granada TV
  • The International Anthony Burgess Foundation
  • The Working Class Movement Library
  • The Imperial War Museum North
  • Red Telephone Press
  • Legend Press
  • Knives Forks and Spoons Press
  • Erbacce Press
  • If not P then Q Press
  • Carcanet Press
  • The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
  • HOME Manchester
  • Octagon Theatre, Bolton
  • Old Vic Theatre New Voices Company
  • British Isles North West section of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Oxford University Press
  • The British Library
  • The National Library of Scotland
  • Dictionaries of the Scots Language
  • The Society of Antiquaries
  • The Salford Institute of Dementia
  • The Stoke Association

Associations such as those ones listed above provide you with a number of benefits such as theatre visits, networking opportunities, guest speakers, masterclasses, workshops, and work experience opportunities.


What you need to know


There is no one ‘type’ of applicant for a degree as broad, diverse, and innovative as BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline, but have a look at the following questions to see if this might be the degree for you.

  • Do you have an analytical mind? Would you like to explore the building blocks of English? Are you an avid reader? Does the use and construction of English intrigue you? Do you want to understand more about how language works and how best to use it?
  • Do you love getting lost in a good book? Are you looking for the opportunity to share your literary ideas with likeminded people?
  • Do you dream of seeing your words in print? Do you love the way words create vivid images and stories that stick with readers for a lifetime?
  • Are you passionate about theatre and performance? Are you as passionate about performance as you are poetry and prose? Do you want to learn how to write compelling scripts, as well as act them out on stage?

The innovative BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline course will allow you to choose a bespoke set of options designed to underpin both your academic interests and your future career aspirations. If you want to combine studies in any two of English Language, English Literature, Creative Writing, or Drama, then BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline is the degree for you! The world of work is increasingly looking for people with expertise and skills in a variety of areas and, although you will focus primarily on two areas, this degree will allow you to experience modules outside your main academic focus.

There will also be opportunities to think about how your study can be applied to the real world by taking either or both of our work placement and disciplinary teaching modules.

The BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline welcomes applications from anyone wanting to engage with the exciting opportunities offered by our flexible and innovative degree. If you answered ‘yes’ to some of those questions above, then we will warmly welcome you to our close-knit academic community where you will be given the space to explore ideas and creative opportunities that will enrich your life.


The BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline course is made up of the following combinations.

English Literature and Creative Writing
English Language and Creative Writing 
English Language and English Literature
Drama and Creative Writing
English Language and Drama
English Literature and Drama

Explore these pages to learn which one appeals to your interests and ambitions, and then apply for BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline via UCAS in the usual way. If we offer you a place on the course, we will invite you to confirm your chosen modules so that you will be ready to start your learning journey from day one.

Want to get an insight into what it is like to study BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline? Why not sign up to our upcoming Open Day?

If you have any general questions in the meantime, you can contact course enquiries or explore all of our English courses. 

You can also follow our #EnglishatSalford InstagramTwitter and Facebook accounts, which are led by our English teaching staff; here, you can find out how we tell our story through English Literature, English Language, Creative Writing, and Drama.

Standard entry requirements


English Language at grade C/ 4 or above (or equivalent) is required. Maths at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) is preferred but not essential.

You must fulfil our GCSE entry requirements in addition to the Level 3 qualification requirements.

UCAS tariff points

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points.

A level

104-112 UCAS Tariff Points to be obtained from a minimum of two A-Levels or equivalent; must include Grade C or above in a primarily essay-based subject. General Studies accepted.


T level


BTEC National Diploma


Access to HE

Pass Level 3 Access to HE Diploma with 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points.

Scottish Highers

104-112 Points.

Irish Leaving Certificate

104-112 Points.

International Baccalaureate

30-31 Points.

European Baccalaureate

Pass Diploma with 71% overall.

International students

We accept qualifications from all around the world. Find your country to see a full list of entry requirements.

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0, with no element below 5.5, is proof of this.

We also accept a range of other English language qualifications. If you do not have the English language requirements, you could take our Pre-Sessional English course.

Alternative entry requirements

Salford Alternative Entry Scheme (SAES)

We welcome applications from students who may not meet the stated entry criteria but who can demonstrate their ability to pursue the course successfully. Once we have received your application we will assess it and recommend it for SAES if you are an eligible candidate.

There are two different routes through the Salford Alternative Entry Scheme and applicants will be directed to the one appropriate for their course. Assessment will either be through a review of prior learning or through a formal test.

How much?

Type of study Year Fees
Full-time home 2024/25 £9,250.00per year
Full-time international 2024/25 £15,720.00per year

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships for International Students

If you are a high-achieving international student, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships. Explore our international scholarships.

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Enrolment dates

September 2024

September 2025

UCAS information

Course ID Q307

Institution S03