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Salford School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology
This course is subject to academic approval.
BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline is a degree unique to the University of Salford. Do you want to study with teachers and students of different disciplines on an innovative programme newly-designed to meet the professional and social challenges of today? This is the degree to choose if you want to study on the pathways of:
Taught on the green Peel Park Campus close to Manchester city centre, BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline is for you if you want to build a future in teaching, creative industries, media, arts organisations, the civic sector, or government. We teach literature, language and creative subjects with passion and our work has a strong focus on how the humanities can be used to serve communities — whether it’s the work of drama in social settings, the therapeutic power of creative writing, or the application of language to health and social services.
Our teaching nurtures the academic, artist, and professional in our students. At Salford, we understand you are an individual with individual ambitions for the future. All courses delivered by English are designed to help you consider your future, raising career aspirations with professional masterclasses and work placement opportunities, as well as CV and job application workshops. In your final year, you also have the opportunity to teach your subject to the next generation of students.
To find out more about the pathways you can build through this degree, click on the links above.
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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 want to develop the confidence and skills to pursue your personal and professional vocation in teaching, the arts, civil sector and creative industries.
The modules which you will study on this course will vary depending on which pathway you choose. The idea behind BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline is that you shape the degree based on your interests.
Whether your passions lie in Literature, Language, Drama, Creative Writing or a mix of these, you'll be able to study what interests you most through a range of core and optional modules.
Find out which pathway is the one for you by using the following links. You'll then apply for BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline via UCAS in the usual way and we'll contact you when we offer you a place on the course, inviting you to confirm your pathway.
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.
Contextual and written work
As part of your English Multidiscipline course, your timetable will include a breakdown of your scheduled lessons, 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 pathway 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 Multidsicpline 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:
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 dreams, and we encourage our students, past and present, to collaborate with each other and achieve great things.
Each year - through the Create Awards – our School rewards the incredible achievements and successes of our final year and postgraduate students.
Whatever you choose to study with us, you’ll be mentored and supported by experts. And once you graduate, it won’t end there. You’ll join a thriving alumni network across Greater Manchester and beyond, meaning you’ll be supported professionally and personally whenever you need it.
Through the multidisciplinary approach of this degree, your selected pathway—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. The possibilities are endless: by selecting Creative Writing, this course becomes a good choice for budding authors and poets; through choosing Drama, you open-up a wide range of exciting career opportunities within the theatre industries; if you opt for English Literature, you can pursue careers in literary research and publishing; and, by exploring English Language, you can pursue roles in counselling, speech and language therapy, and lexicography.
What’s more, while studying BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of teaching, putting prospective teachers on a firm footing for their future careers. Further, our work placement module will support you in finding an industry relevant placement while studying—and that’s not to mention opportunities for support in CV development and application writing.
Previous students who have studied English at Salford have gone on to establish 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 the pathway combination that you choose to study, BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline will equip you with a range of highly versatile skillsets, 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.
This course includes regular masterclasses with senior staff in the creative industries and with published authors.
Recent visitors and collaborators include editors from Harper Fiction, Hachette Children’s publishers, Curtis Brown Literary Agency, Bloomsbury, Comma Press, and the BBC.
Recent author visits and masterclasses have been delivered by Jackie Kay, Andrew Michael Hurley, Kit De Waal, Emma Flint, Megan Bradbury, Paul Magrs, Alan Gibbons and more.
This course also responds to the needs of industry in 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:
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.
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 the English language? Are you an avid reader? Does the use and construction of the English language intrigue you? Do you want to understand more about how language is represented in the mind?
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 will allow you to choose a bespoke pathway 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 pathways. Take a look and see which one appeals most, then apply for BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline via UCAS in the usual way. If we offer you a place on the course, we'll also invite you to confirm your chosen pathway so you'll be ready to start your learning journey from day one.
The pathways on offer as part of the course are:
English Language 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.
English Language at grade C/level 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 as well as one of the requirements listed below.
A C grade in a primarily essay-based subject is required e.g. English (Language, Literature or Combined), Drama, Theatre Studies, Psychology, History, Geography, Media Studies, Sociology. Other A-levels will be considered on an individual basis.
UCAS tariff points
BTEC National Diploma
Access to HE
Pass Level 3 Acess to HE Diploma with 104-120 points
Irish Leaving Certificate
Pass Diploma with 71% overall
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.
|Type of study||Year||Fees|
|Full-time home||2021/22||£9,250per year|
|Full-time international||2021/22||£14,400per year|
|Full-time home||2022/23||£9,250per year|
|Full-time international||2022/23||£14700per year|
You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.
If you are a high-achieving international student, you may be eligible for one of our scholarships.
We have a range of scholarships available for students applying for courses in 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. Our Global Gold Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,500 and our Global Silver Excellence Scholarship is worth £3,000 - both are available for students studying in our 2021/22 intakes.
We also offer the Salford International Excellence Scholarship which offers up to £5,000 discount on tuition fees. As this is a prestigious award we have a limited number of these scholarships available.
See the full range of our International Scholarships.
Course ID QW39