BA English Language and Literature

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in English Language and Literature at The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) is a three or four year undergraduate degree program taught in English.

About UNNC

The University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) was the first Sino-foreign university to open its doors in China. Established in 2004, with the full approval of the Chinese Ministry of Education, we are run by The University of Nottingham with cooperation from Zhejiang Wanli Education Group, a key player in the education sector in China.

The University of Nottingham is in the top one percent of more than 7,500 higher education institutions worldwide and league tables consistently rank the University highly. For more info visit the page here.

About the Program

This degree closely follows the BA English Language and Applied Linguistics in its Preliminary and Qualifying Year: it provides a thorough programme of study to the highest standards of English communicational and critical skills, with a particular emphasis on literature in the English language, and the cultural patterns associated with these texts. The programme is based on the successful degree course which has been established in Nottingham for 125 years.

In addition to standard theories of language, this degree provides students with a sophisticated understanding of how language is used in context and influenced by purpose, setting and audience. It focuses especially on an understanding of written culture through literature produced in English. It provides a thorough understanding of the nature and uses of English in context, and aims to equip students with communicative and critical skills.

The first two years are shared with the sister degree, BA in English Language and Applied Linguistics.

Course Structure

Year one (Preliminary year – Ningbo) N.B. This year is not compulsory for students with appropriate qualifications for year two entry

The preliminary year comprises a special programme of English for Academic Purposes designed by the Centre for English Language Education (CELE) staff at the University of Nottingham. This is carefully integrated with the content programmes offered by the School so as to prepare students fully for years 2-4 of the degree.

Year two (Qualifying Year – Ningbo)

Students are introduced to standard theories of language and explore various contexts of language in use. They are also introduced to modern literature and develop advanced language skills.

BA English Language and Literature The University of Nottingham Ningbo China Modules

Years three and four 

Students have two years to study in Nottingham UK.

Entry Requirements

Minimum English Requirement

In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.

To ensure that you can fully benefit from your studies at UNNC, you will need to demonstrate a required level of English language proficiency.

For Preliminary year (year one) entry

  • IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0 or
  • PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)

For Qualifying year (year two) entry

  • IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
  • PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)

Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.

Otherwise, in addition to the more common language qualifications – such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English – the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.

The minimum English language requirement for BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, and BA English with International Business is:

  • IELTS 7.0 with each band no less than 6.0 or
  • PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)

Start Date of the program


Application Deadline

31 May

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB80000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 320000 RMB.


The University has several buildings designated for international students, building 11, 18 and 20. All rooms are fully furnished and equipped with air conditioning and a telephone and computer point; enabling students to make and receive telephone calls and access the University’s data network from their bedrooms. For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

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