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Build a foundation in critical thinking and communication that you can apply as a writer, teacher and in many other working environments.

Key Facts



BA (Hons) English


Course Credits: 120


Degree Duration

4 Years :4 Years (Direct Route)
4 Years :1 year pathway + 3 years degree (major)


Pathways Available

International Year One


Start Dates

September 2023

Degree Overview

The English major is the best preparation a Mercy College student can have for any career or profession. It offers a way to discover, enjoy and reflect on universal themes in great literature that show us what it means to be human. In addition, it fosters the ability to communicate effectively: to write correctly, to read and think critically, and to speak effectively. These are the skills that provide a clear advantage for success in a business or profession.

In this major you are about to choose one of 4 concentrations as follows:
Creative Writing
Cultural Studies
Writing & Rhetoric

  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

RED HYACINTH — student run journal

Nationally recognized PACT program

SAT & ACT optional

Your Pathways

International Year One

The International Year One is the perfect pathway if you want a undergraduate degree from a UK, EU or US University but do not meet the requirements for direct entry.

The IY1 course provides an intensive combination of first year University subject modules with English language skills.

Following successful completion of the IY1 you will continue onto your second year degree study directly with the University of your choice.

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