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Overview

From Beowulf to the Booker Prize, BA English offers you the opportunity to study the full historical range of literature in English as well as the latest developments in the field, and even to pursue your own creative writing.

On this course you can discover the earliest works in English, deepen your knowledge of Shakespeare, find out what is great about Renaissance literature, darken your view of the 18th century, and unpack the Victorians. You can study Modernism, Postmodernism and American literature, explore literary criticism, develop your own creative writing, and analyse the latest developments in global literatures in English.

Studying at one of the UK’s most dynamic English departments will challenge you to develop your own critical and expressive faculties. The course’s structure allows you to develop a sound understanding of key periods, genres, authors, and ideas as well as choosing from a huge range of options: Medieval Romance, Drama and Witchcraft, Sensation Fiction, World War I Poetry, Science Fiction, Children’s Literature, African-American Literature, the Literature of Migration, Queer History and many more. In your third year you can write a dissertation on a specialist subject of your own choice.

Course units are taught by nationally and internationally known scholars who write prize-winning books, talk or write in the national media, or advise the Globe Theatre. This means the course covers the most up-to-date ideas, whether in creative writing, Victorian literature, Shakespearean studies or contemporary literature.

Programme structure

Year 1

Introduction to Medieval Literature
Thinking as a Critic
Shakespeare
Re-Orienting the Novel
Introducing English Poetry

Year 2

All modules are optional

Year 3

All modules are optional

Optional modules

In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies. The following is a selection of optional course units that are likely to be available. Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new units may be offered or existing units may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.

Career opportunities

Taking a degree in English sets you up with great prospects for future employability. On the course itself we place a strong emphasis on your future employability, meaning the skills that you gain won’t just be applicable to the study of English.

Although many of our students go on to further study in literature and other fields, skills such as research, presentation, teamwork, negotiation and communication will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities.

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