What Will You Study

Our English Literature degree provides a thorough grounding in a wide range of authors, genres, historical periods, literary movements, techniques and critical approaches. We use cutting-edge approaches to literary study, and allow you to specialise in genres and periods that particularly appeal to you.

In your first and second year, courses include an Introduction to English Literature and The Theory and Practice of Criticism. You can also select from a range of optional modules. In your final year you’ll choose the materials, issues and themes you’d like to explore in greater depth by writing a Dissertation on a topic that particularly appeals to you.