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English Literature and English Studies (BA (Hons))

Trinity College Dublin Ireland

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BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

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full-time

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About English Literature and English Studies at Trinity College Dublin

Alternatively English literature can be taken in combination with one other subject within the two-subject moderatorship (TSM) programme. TSM is a joint honors programme; both subjects are studied for three years and one subject only is studied in the fourth and final year.

Joint honor English literature

English literature covers a broad range of literatures written in the English language, from Chaucer to the present day. The aim of the course is to help you acquire a thorough knowledge of the history of differing literatures while also enabling you to develop a sophisticated critical consciousness and an awareness of critical and cultural theory.

While TSM students cover all the principal areas of literatures in English, the workload is less intense than that of the single honor programme.

Single honor English studies

The study of English is concerned with the history and practices of writing in English and encompasses literary works spanning English, Anglo-Irish, American and emerging post-colonial cultures. It aims to develop a thorough knowledge of the history of these literatures while also enabling you to develop a sophisticated critical consciousness and an awareness of critical and cultural theory.

Is this the right course for me?

English literature or English studies would be particularly suitable for you if you want to concentrate your studies on the whole range of developments in English and related literatures, from their earliest beginnings through to contemporary studies in the language.

Course content

Throughout your four years, the subjects you study will balance compulsory with optional courses, with the latter coming into play for the most part in the Sophister (third and fourth) years.

The course is taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. There is particular emphasis on small-group teaching, enabling you to benefit from close personal staff supervision. Independent study and research are encouraged, and quite a high proportion of your time will be taken up preparing work in the library and writing essays.

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Entry requirements for this course

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