School of Humanities

English Literatures and Law with Sandwich Placement

BA (Hons) Sandwich 4 years

Study on the only dedicated joint honours Literatures and Law degree in the local region.

Study on the only dedicated joint honours Literatures and Law degree in the local region.

  • Institute Code W75
  • UCAS Code AL12
  • Entry Requirements View
  • Fees View
  • Start Date(s) 19 September 2022
  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Study Mode Sandwich
  • Course Length Sandwich (4 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Humanities
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Why choose this course?

Study on the only dedicated joint honours Literatures and Law degree in the local region. You will be able to explore a wide range of literatures, from the canonical to the popular, from diverse authors. You will have opportunities to study modules that provide you with the foundations of legal knowledge in preparation for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination. The modules you study will have a strong emphasis on the way in which literatures shape social and cultural identities, and important contemporary issues in law. We focus in particular on the politics, ethics, and ideologies of cultural representation, and issues of equality and diversity in literatures, culture, and society. You will be taught by friendly, welcoming staff, who are dedicated to working with you to enable you to achieve your full potential. You will have the opportunity to participate in sessions with internationally renowned literary critics, award-winning novels and poets. You will have the opportunity to participate in our Literatures@Wolves Culture Programme, including visits to sites of regional, national and international interest, with regular events on campus, theatre performances, visits to museums, galleries and events. You will have embedded opportunities for assessment and work experience that plays to your strengths, and that will support your skills for employment on graduation. You will be supported to complete a Student Record of Achievement, a record of skills and experiences to present to prospective employers. The Sandwich year – offering dedicated work place experience – will enhance your appeal to employers after graduation. 

What happens on the course?

This programme will enable you to explore and contextualise knowledge of literatures and law, and to consider the way in which literary and legal skills fit together and operate. It will provide you with preparatory legal education if you wish to undertake the new proposed Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE), in particular stage 1 of the SQE. Your English modules will promote your understanding of the political and ideological significance of literature and culture in a wide range of social and historical contexts, especially in relation to gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, class, and disability. Your study of Law will enable you to meet the requirements of the Bar Standards Board for a qualifying law degree, as stated in the Joint Academic Stage Board Handbook 2014.

This programme meets the QAA Benchmarks Statement for Law (2019) and English (2019). The modules you study will develop your awareness of the significance of ethical evaluations of reading writing, and the law, supporting an understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion in literature, law, culture and society. You will have the opportunity to enhance your verbal, written and digital communication skills for developing and sustaining a professional career. You will be able to foster your skills in critical and creative thinking, analysis, research, and problem-solving, for academic success and employment beyond your degree.

This programme will enable you to develop your confidence in making your voice heard, at university, in employment, and in culture and society. In addition to the designated mandatory subjects for study there will be the opportunity to select options at Levels 5 and 6 as preparation for areas of future employment and/or specialism. The overall aim is that you will be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks in relation to the core and option areas that you have studied. You will also be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of IT and engage with blended learning and technology supported learning. Your sandwich year offers you the opportunity to spend time gaining work experience in a profession of your choice, which will enhance your appeal to employers after graduation.

Course Modules

Additional Information

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  • Demonstrate clearly the range of skills required to comprehend, analyse and interpret literary and legal texts and principles of the common law statutes and debates
  • Demonstrate superior language skills through written and oral expression, in a variety of contexts
  • Attain an advanced knowledge of literary history and contexts within which the law operates, and to be able to offer nuanced critical judgements in both subject areas
  • Develop critical and ethical awareness, and intellectual and political curiosity, about literature and law in a multicultural and international context
  • Demonstrate enterprising learning, scholarly skills, and independent thought
  • Demonstrate transferable skills intrinsic to both subject areas and of value for graduate employment


Location Mode Fee Year
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2021-22
Home Sandwich £9250 per year 2022-23
International Sandwich £12950 per year 2021-22
International Sandwich £13450 per year 2022-23

The University is committed to a transparent fee structure, with no hidden costs, to help you make an informed decision. This includes information on what is included in the fee and how fees are calculated and reviewed

Typical entry requirement: 96 UCAS points

  • A Levels - grades CCC / BCD
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma - grades MMM
  • BTEC L3 Diploma - grades DD
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits at Merit

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Other Requirements

Students must usually have studied for a minimum of two years post GCSE level. However, we will consider applications from mature students who do not have two years of post-16 study, where they have relevant work experience. Please see for further information.

Contextual Offers

The university recognises that many students have additional barriers in progression to university, whether this be through disability, as a care leaver, from an area of deprivation or another factor. The university wishes to provide additional support for these students through the contextual offer scheme. If you are eligible, the University will apply a contextual Admissions decision, in the form of a reduced offer letter by up to two grades or 16 UCAS tariff points. Find out more.


If you don’t want to take out a loan to pay your fees or if you aren’t eligible to receive a loan, you might want to take advantage of the University’s scheme to pay by instalments: see How to pay.


Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

If your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.

Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

Bursaries and Scholarships:

In addition the University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships packages

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.


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