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English Literature Degrees

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English literature as an academic subject studies literature that have been written in the English language. This will encompass texts from many different periods of history, and also texts that have been written with a variety of purposes, such as poetry, sonnets and novels, among others. Through your degree you will gain the skills and knowledge to interpret and analyse many different types of literature.

Graduates of a degree in English literature will have a wide range of career opportunities available to them. The skills gained throughout your degree will be transferable and applicable in a range of professional fields. Some careers you might consider include journalism, archiving, publishing, writing and content production.

Your degree will be delivered through a mixture of modes. These will include lectures and seminars, as well as group projects. Depending on your course, you may also have the opportunity to take part in a work placement. Modules you study could include:

  • Language and Linguistics Analysis
  • Writing through History
  • Creative Writing
  • Cultural Writing
  • Identities in Literature

English Literature degrees in 2024

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English Literature BA (Hons)

Bishop Grosseteste University United Kingdom

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English Literature BA

John Cabot University Italy

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English Literature BA

University of Sheffield United Kingdom

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English Literature and History BA (Hons), BA

York St John University United Kingdom

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English Literature BA

University of Leeds United Kingdom

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