English Literature is one of the most diverse and challenging disciplines we offer and is ranked number two in the UK for graduate prospects (The Guardian University Guide 2016).
The course cultivates sensitivity towards language and seeks to answer some provocative questions.
It also opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills which employers want. You will also have the opportunity to spend a year studying in the USA or Europe, further improving your career prospects.
Our course covers over a thousand years of literature, from Beowulf to the present day. You can explore national and global literature including Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature through to modernity and contemporary fiction. Other exciting topics include gender and culture, creative and professional writing.