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Oxford – English Language and Literature

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UCAS Code:


Standard Requirements:

A levels | AAA
IB | 38, 666 in HL

For other qualifications, check the Oxford University website.

Required Subjects:

English Language and Literature or English Literature

Advisable Subjects:

None stated by the university.

History or a modern language

One analytical piece of writing, or an excerpt from coursework, on English Literature which is no more than 2,000 words. Submitted pieces should be a short timed essay or a critical commentary, not a piece of creative writing. Excerpts from a longer piece of work (over 2000 words) are acceptable, and a note explaining the context of the excerpt may be provided as well. For pre-qualification candidates, a recently graded piece of work from school or college is sufficient. Tutors are, however, very aware of the impact that the pandemic has had on education, and thus if this is not possible, please specify the circumstances that your piece of work was produced in in the form that you submit with your written work. For post-qualification candidates, one can send in a piece of work composed whilst in education, or you can produce a new piece of work. This need not be graded, but it is important to specify the circumstances it was produced in. The deadline for this is the 10th November 2022.

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