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BA (Hons)English Literature

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Overview

Whatever your favourite period, you will find something to fascinate you on this course following the development of English Literature from the tales of Chaucer and plays of Shakespeare to the poems of Benjamin Zephaniah and the novels of Monica Ali. On the way you will explore the Restoration, the 18th Century, Romantics and Victorians.

Options include poetry and poetics, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, American literature and creative writing, Gothic stories, Irish literature, children’s fiction, world literature and histories of perception.

You will also have plenty of opportunity to develop your own critical or creative voice with a final dissertation choice of an extended essay on your preferred subject or a portfolio of your own creative writing.

You will work in small groups, guided by expert lecturers and develop valuable transferable skills including communication and debating, to enhance your career opportunities.

Programme structure

Year 1

Practising Ideas: Approaches to Theory
Literature in History
Practical Writing
Studying Modern Literature

Year 2

Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
19th Century Writings
American Journeys
Creative Writing
Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Poetry and Poetics
Writing for Performance

Year 3

Dissertation (English Literature)
The Modern Age
Modern Irish Literature
World Literature
Children’s Fiction
Gothic Literature

Career opportunities

From the beginning of the course, you will develop the skills and the knowledge necessary to become an independent learner who is able to work proactively in academic and professional contexts.

You will learn how to synthesise materials from different sources into coherent essays that articulate considered and evidence-based arguments, you will practise the conventions of modes of writing in the professional world and you will be taught creative thinking techniques and how to communicate ideas and perceptions in fresh and original ways.

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