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BA (Hons)English Literature

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Overview

You will be able to choose from a variety of optional modules taught by leading researchers, and will have the opportunity to gain a wide range of relevant practical and transferable skills which will provide you with a competitive edge in the employment market.

Our English Literature programmes will introduce you to a range of literary themes, genres and theories. You will explore key trends and movements and develop an understanding of historical, thematic and interdisciplinary approaches to literary interpretation.

You will benefit from a firm grounding in key works of literature in English, whilst also having the opportunity to develop specific interests in the study of contemporary and global literature across a range of themes such as gender and race.

The interdisciplinary focus of our programmes will allow you to study special topics in areas such as film, creative writing, media and culture where we have particular staff expertise.

You can choose to study English Literature as a single honours degree or to combine the study of English Literature with Creative Writing. Our Creative Writing pathway offers you the opportunity to gain confidence and expertise in writing in a variety of modes, including prose, poetry and screenplays. The Creative Writing programme is designed to complement and enhance your experience of studying English Literature by encouraging you to apply the critical and theoretical tools you have developed in your English Literature modules in order to improve as a creative writer. The Creative Writing modules will also enable you to reflect upon the ways in which your own creative practice might help you to engage with the texts that you are studying in your other classes. The Creative Writing programme combines lectures on key themes and topics, seminar discussions in which we reflect upon these issues, and workshop sessions in which we produce and discuss our own creative work.

You can also combine the study of English Literature with the study of English for International Communication or a foreign language. This combination would give you unique insights into language and culture, as well as literature. If you choose a foreign language, you would spend your third year in a country where that language is spoken, and would have the option to work or study, or to combine the two. Whichever programme you choose, you will gain the critical understanding, cultural awareness and analytical skills to prepare you for a career in a wide variety of sectors.

Career opportunities

A degree in English Literature will equip you with a wide range of transferable skills that will prepare you for many rewarding careers. Typical job prospects include marketing, communications, publishing, the media industries, education, creative writing and arts administration. Should you wish to pursue further study, our programmes will provide you with essential knowledge and skills, as well as offering informed support and guidance to assist you in your studies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States