Birkbeck University of London English Literature
Explore your passion for reading and develop your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of literary writing in English, from earliest times to the present day. Learn to appreciate, analyse and evaluate many different forms of written expression. Our lecturers are all active researchers and publishers. They teach modules arising out of their particular specialisms and interests, so that your courses reflect fresh thinking in the subject. Many of our graduates take higher degrees or move into new careers in, for example, education, the arts and the media.
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We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
As part of the application process, you may be invited to complete a written task or attend an interview.
UCAS tariff points
The UCAS tariff system has changed for courses starting in September 2017 and is now calculated using a new number system. This means applicants applying for courses from October 2016 will see entry requirements and offers expressed using the new tariff.
The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.
Alternative entry routes
We welcome applications from students on Access to Higher Education Diplomas. As part of the application process, you may be invited to complete a written task or attend an interview.
A Certificate of Higher Education in eitheror can lead to exemption from Year 1 if you successfully complete designated modules to an appropriate standard.
You must successfully complete modules worth at least 120 credits before applying for direct entry into Year 2 of one of the BA degrees. Students interested in progressing to an undergraduate degree are encouraged to discuss their plans with the relevant admissions tutor.
International entry requirements
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.
If you don’t meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
Visit the International section of our website to find out more about our English language entry requirements and relevant requirements by country.