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English Literature degrees in the UK in 2024

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English Literature with Foundation Year BA (Hons)

Bishop Grosseteste University United Kingdom

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English Literature BA

University of Sheffield United Kingdom

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English Literature BA (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University United Kingdom

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French/English Literature BA (Hons)

Aberystwyth University United Kingdom

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BA English Literature BA

University of Essex United Kingdom

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English Literature BA (Hons)

University of Portsmouth United Kingdom

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English Literature BA (Hons)

University of Chichester United Kingdom

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English Literature BA (Hons)

De Montfort University United Kingdom

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English Literature Degrees in the UK

Study English Literature Degrees

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

Study in the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

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