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BAEnglish

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

The best reason for choosing to study English literature is that you enjoy it and are good at it. You read widely, are not afraid of intellectual challenges and have a feeling for words. English at Southampton covers a broad timespan, from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century, with an emphasis on the relationship of literature to its historical and cultural context.

Their academic staff are active researchers at the cutting edge of their fields. Through teaching they provide first-hand access to recent discoveries, new theories and current debates in English studies. They value face-to-face contact with students and support all courses with web-based learning resources, as well as important electronic research tools and licences, such as Early English Books Online.

Programme structure

In your first year, you will take core modules on the form and material context of different literary narratives; the relationship between drama and cinema; and concepts and debates in critical theory. You will also have the opportunity to study Poetic Language, medieval English, or a foreign language.

In your second year you will choose from a wide range of literary and cultural topics from the medieval period to the early twenty-first century.

In your final year you will consolidate your knowledge and skills as an independent researcher in literary studies by completing a dissertation on a literary topic of your choice.

In all three years you have the option to take 25% of your programme in another subject.

Career opportunities

Studying English at Southampton will help you acquire high-level critical thinking and communication skills that are essential to navigate your career. English graduates have progressed to high-flying careers in journalism, publishing, management and administration, teaching, the media, creative writing, and many other areas.

You will be developing and practising the skills required for a successful career from day one of the course. Over three years you will learn to

• write in different ways and for different formats
• argue your case
• make interesting and confident presentations
• work effectively both on your own and in groups
• identify and research areas that you think are important

These are all skills that are valued not just by us but by employers. As a student rep you might also take an active role in the governance of the department, of a student society, or of the Students’ Union. English also offers some opportunities for direct work experience.

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