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BA (Hons)English Language and Literature

St Mary's University
United Kingdom, Twickenham
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Overview

Bringing together a wide range of modules in literature and language enriches the study of both disciplines.

Understanding how language works allows for a more nuanced analysis of literature, while understanding the social, historical and cultural contexts of literature allows a better understanding of how language reflects and produces human experiences.

The literature part of the degree focusses on works from the Renaissance period to the present day. Core teaching in Tragedy, Critical Theory and Renaissance culture encompasses Shakespeare, Romanticism and Modernism to provide a broad basis for the analysis of text and culture.

The language modules begin with an introduction to the nature of language, setting out to dispel common myths of where it comes from, how it is structured, and who controls it as it changes across time. This basis then supports more focussed study of how language is acquired by children and adults.

Career opportunities

English graduates are among the most flexible and find employment in diverse fields. The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) points out that English graduates are attractive for a number of reasons, including the ability to ‘adapt and transfer critical methods to a variety of working environments’ and the ability to ‘acquire substantial quantities of complex information of diverse kinds in a structured and systematic way’.

The opportunity to develop such transferable skills gives you particular advantages in gaining future employment. A key benefit of studying English at St Mary’s is the opportunity to gain the CELTA qualification, an initial teacher training qualification that can enable you to find well-paid employment in English teaching (internationally or at home) immediately after graduating.

St Mary’s English graduates have found employment in many fields including:

  • Media
  • Publishing
  • Personnel
  • Research
  • Management
  • Retail
  • Journalism
  • Administration
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