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BA (Hons)English Literature

St Mary's University
United Kingdom, Twickenham
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Overview

When you study literature you are not just reading and thinking about great books, you are also asking questions about society’s past and future, and ultimately interrogating your own past and future.

During your time here you will be studying literature from the Renaissance to the present day, all within the vicinity of Horace Walpole’s Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill House, which is located on our campus.

The programme has a traditional and rigorous core of compulsory modules covering: Tragedy, Critical Theory, Renaissance Literature (including Shakespeare), Romanticism and Modernism. The literary training provided ensures that you will cover the conventional ‘classics’ meticulously.

You will develop skills that will complement the unique and innovative optional units, which you can tailor to your interests and passions.

Examples of optional modules include:

  • Gothic Cultures 1750-1900
  • Curating London
  • Writing Conflict: the First World War
  • The Lyricism of Protest: Bob Dylan
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • American Literature

There are also opportunities to take courses oriented towards developing career aspirations in the culture industries and education, ensuring that you are prepared for the world of work.

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.

The English Literature degree at St Mary’s offers opportunities for it students to relate their studies directly to the world of work, the skills of critical thinking and communication you’ll be acquiring are some of the most valued by employers.

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