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BA (Hons)

English Language & Literature

3 years
September 2024

Engage with literary periods, genres and text types of all kinds on our English Language and Literature course. A range of linguistic and literary approaches will provide different lenses to aid interpretation, expose hidden values and challenge existing power inequalities.

Why study with us

  • Top
    in the UK for academic support
    National Student Survey (Literature in English) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 8th
    in the UK for overall positivity
    National Student Survey (Literature in English) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Our Live Literature Room features its own stage and library. Share your work with others and attend events featuring industry professionals.
  • Choose to spend a semester or full year abroad. We have exchange agreements with universities in many countries.
  • Embark on field trips to important literary locations (such as Haworth, home of the Bronte sisters) and enjoy unmissable opportunities to see a Shakespeare play performed live.

What you'll do

  • Our exciting Live Literature projects will help you take your literary skills outside the classroom.
  • You can tailor your study programme to suit your own interests and career aspirations through a variety of optional modules.
  • This is the ideal course if you’re interested in teaching English at secondary school level, where it’s vital that you can demonstrate your knowledge of both language and literature.
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Future Careers

Graduates from our English Language and Literature course have gone on to enjoy a wide variety of successful careers in law, teaching, journalism, publishing, arts administration, theatre, advertising, manufacturing and finance.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

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