English Literature is one of the most diverse, stimulating and challenging disciplines we offer and studying this four-year BA cultivates sensitivity towards language and opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers.
The foundation year gives you an exciting introduction to higher education, exploring the humanities and social sciences before progressing to the full degree programme. It’s ideal if you need a little more support after further education or if you are returning to education after a gap.
After progression from the foundation year, you will have the chance to explore over a thousand years of literature, from Beowulf to the present day.
Our course covers national and global literature including Renaissance literature, Gothic and genre fiction, 19th century literature and contemporary fiction. Other topics include gender and culture, creative and professional writing.
You will have the chance to spend a semester studying in the USA, Canada, China, Hong Kong or Singapore, further improving your student experience and career prospects.