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BA (Hons)English Literature with Politics

University of Surrey
United Kingdom, Guildford, Surrey
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Are all great works of literature also political documents? Can political texts also be literary? Whatever your answers to these questions, it’s beyond doubt that politics and literature have always been very close companions.

This combination is a great choice if you wish to examine the historical and international political movements that have fuelled the literary canon. With incisive critical and analytical tools from two intellectual fields, you’ll be in prime position for careers that favour the ability to understand complex ideas, spot vital details and communicate with a range of audiences.

English Literature as your Major
As an English Literature Major you will spend much of your time acquiring formidable knowledge of literary texts and discourses, learning the critical skills to analyse these works and developing the cultural vocabulary to communicate your ideas about them.

By investigating the deeper social, cultural, historical and geographical contexts of different literary genres (from early English to the contemporary) you’ll gain the precious ability to understand the roots of contemporary issues and address them from a position of unusual knowledge and eloquence.

Politics as your Minor
Politics is all about people and power. Taking Politics as your Minor subject will introduce you to a range of concepts, approaches and methods for political analysis that will be applicable to other disciplines too. You will also develop an understanding of the problematic nature of political, social and economic enquiry. This fundamental basis of analytical ability (together with increased knowledge of contemporary international affairs) will enhance your capacity to think critically about events, ideas, people and institutions.

Career opportunities

A degree in English Literature equips 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.

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States