University of Oxford
Tutors: Dr Kate McLoughlin
Number admitted: 4-6 a year (including joint degrees in English & Modern Languages and Modern History & English).
Entry qualifications: Students apply to us with a variety of qualifications. Some have taken A levels, but others have studied for Access courses or Open University credits. We would advise applicants to undertake formal study of some sort before applying. There is no special type of student that we are looking for, but to study for an Oxford English degree, a keen interest in a wide range of literary works is necessary, as well as a good verbal memory and an aptitude for examinations.
Applicants will be selected by means of interviews and a written test that includes a critical comparison of poems or passages of prose, and an essay question. A piece of written work which show a variety of reading should also be provided. Please see http://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses-listing/english-language-and-literature for further information.The course: The course comprises: Moderations, examined at the end of the first year, and Final Honour School, examined at the end of the third year.