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BA (Hons)English Literature

University of Winchester
United Kingdom, Winchester
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Overview

This English Literature course engages with the ideas of the most exciting critical thinkers in contemporary cultural debate, using innovative learning and teaching methods.

Study is wide-ranging including modern and traditional literature, cultural study and critical analysis, Shakespeare and rap poetry. Single Honours students can add to their study of literary texts with modules in Creative Writing.

Study abroad (optional): America; Europe (Czech Republic, Germany or Poland) via Erasmus; Asia (Japan)

Fact: Students have the chance to attend the University of Winchester Writers’ Conference and Winchester Reading Series – an opportunity to meet authors, publishers and agents.

Fact: The Japan Exchange involves teaching English and gaining a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Programme structure

Year 1 provides an awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develops skills of critical analysis, research and writing. This is done through the study of an assortment of texts from various periods in history across the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama.

After the first year, all modules are optional, allowing students to engage with the material they are most enthusiastic about. The range of modules changes regularly to keep up with developments in literature and literary study.

In Year 2, most modules involve study of a group of texts representative of a period of history, a particular genre or a particular area of the world. The programme has a comprehensive range of modules ranging from Anglo-Saxon to the contemporary. All the major literary figures and movements from Chaucer to the present day are available, including Shakespeare, Romantic poets, Victorian novelists and modern writers. Modules examining American literature, postcolonial literature and adaptation of literature for the screen are also available.

In Year 3, a specific collection of writing or a particular theme is considered in detail and a wide variety of topics exist. Modules here tend to be closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in the discipline.

International exchanges (optional)
The University runs a developing range of one-semester exchanges and visits for Year 2 students with universities in Poland, Germany, Japan and the USA.

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