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BA (Hons)

English Literature

3 years
September 2024
Foundation year available

Indulge your passion for English Literature and explore some of the greatest writers of all time. Become a better writer, unleash your creativity and connect with industry professionals.

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)
  • 3rd
    in the UK (out of 94) for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (English)
  • You may be able to study abroad as part of your course. You can choose spend a semester or full year abroad. We have exchange agreements with universities in many countries.
  • Share your work with others and attend specialist literary events featuring industry professionals in our Live Literature Room.
  • 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

  • Gain valuable work experience with real clients through our Live Literature Room project - previous students have organised creative writing events, literary festivals and a major ‘Comicon’ event.
  • Explore literature from different periods and places, from Renaissance to Modernist and contemporary writing, and engage with theories and perspectives on gender, race and identity.
  • You’ll learn through a combination of taught lectures and group workshops, sharing ideas and engaging in lively literary and cultural debates.
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I love the course because of the variety of texts you study. The options are so interesting and help support the core modules well.
Erica Fletcher
BA (Hons) English Literature
United Kingdom

Future careers

On our English Literature course we put a lot of emphasis on helping you to plan your future career. Along the way you’ll build an impressive portfolio of original writing and other creative works which you’ll be able to use to demonstrate your skills to prospective employers.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£17,325 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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