English Language & Literature
On our English Language and Literature course you’ll explore and analyse a range of texts and literary techniques – from classics of English Literature to popular media such as films and adverts.
You get to ‘design your own course’ based on your interests. With our optional modules, you get the choice of studying an array of genres - including American literature, science fiction, graphic novels and fairy tales. Take your pick!
You can also explore a wide range of literary styles and techniques – from semantics and pragmatics to stylistics, gender and language, education and language, and corpus linguistics. The choice is yours.
Why study with us
- Our English Literature courses are ranked 1st in the North West and 2nd in the UK for academic support – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
- Literature in English and English Language at the University of Central Lancashire are ranked in the top 10 in the UK for overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2021)
- We’re also 2nd in the North West and 5th in the UK for learning resources – National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.
What you'll do
- We offer field trips to museums, archives and theatres – from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon to Wordsworth’s Dove Cottage in the Lake District.
- 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.
This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.
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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.
A degree in English Language and Literature opens doors to a wide range of exciting careers. Many of our graduates have gone on to work in journalism, heritage and the creative industries. Others have joined professional and graduate training programmes leading to careers in education, local government, public services, law and the retail industry.
If you’re interested in a career in education then you have the option of further study, working towards a teaching qualification, from a PGCE to TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.
This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information
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