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    Hi. I'm new too all this and this is really for my friend not me - my friend wants to study English literature at uni however she hasn't studied an A level in it because they wouldn't allow her at our school because she only got a B in English lit at GCSE, and she studies creative writing, philosophy and ethics, media and was wondering what unis would take her without the a level? She really needs some help and any would be grateful. We're both struggling! Thanks
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    Have a look at entry requirements and see if it's required.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Have a look at entry requirements and see if it's required.
    Hi, we both have and a lot of unis won't - like she's able to do journalism and media but couldn't do English lit with media even though she has a media a level. What are you thoughts? She wants to be a journalist, what course would be better? She does creative wiring? Thank you
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    If you don't meet the entry requirements then you aren't going to be considered. Have a look at jobs you're interested in and see what their requirements are. I think you'll find that for things like journalism and creative writing experience is more important that what degree you do.
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    If you don't meet the entry requirements then you aren't going to be considered. Have a look at jobs you're interested in and see what their requirements are. I think you'll find that for things like journalism and creative writing experience is more important that what degree you do.
    Thank you so much, that is really helpful!
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    i haven't researched this extensively but - I did English lit and CW a levels, and have applied for an English Lit degree. When I was researching unis, I did notice that Cardiff accepts CW instead of Eng Lit and Glasgow doesn't ask for Eng Lit specifically, just arts/humanities/language subjects - I think
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    Glasgow - http://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/d...ryrequirements

    "A-levels
    Standard academic entry requirements: AAB.Minimum academic entry requirements: BBB.Other mandatory requirements: Must include at least one arts, humanities or language subject. Applicants wishing to study Mathematics or Computing Science as part of their degree will require A-level Maths at Grades A or B."


    http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/under...-literature-ba


    "Typical A level offer AAB including an A in English Literature or English Literature and Language or Creative Writing. General Studies is not accepted. "
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    Perhaps going to Scotland is the answer? In many Scottish universities students have to pick two 'outside subjects' to study alongside their chosen degree for the first two years, they then choose which subjects to take into honours years. There is no obligation to carry on with the subject you originally applied for, you can, if you want, switch and get a degree in one of your outside subjects instead.
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    As others said, it will vary from University to University. I work at University of Westminster and we tend to be very open with students with non-standard qualifications. You can always get in touch with the student recruitment team to get a better sense of requirements.

    A lot of students go into journalism after doing English and getting involved in student media. Some examples from Westminster: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news-a...t-media-awards
    http://uwsu.com/radio/
 
 
 
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