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English Degrees and Masters

Through our undergraduate degree you can explore the bold and illustrious world of English Literature – ranging from the Early Middle Ages to the present day.

You can combine disciplines through our English joint honours degree, combinations include Journalism, Drama, Psychology, Education and more.

On our English MA you will dissect and analyse the role of contemporary literature in a number of different contexts. Whether it be studying post-1945 classics, to examining late modernists such as Samuel Beckett, and surveying the latest novels.

Our English lecturers are active, publishing researchers in their specialist fields, offering expert teaching in subjects ranging from Shakespeare to Victorian literature.

Our range of English courses, undergraduate and postgraduate, are as follows:

Undergraduate English Programmes

This dynamic and diverse course provides a thorough exploration of English Literature from the Early Middle Ages to the present day. Through this course, you will develop your ability to understand and analyse literary texts and to have a true understanding of historical context and the theoretical framework in which they are set.

Studying English as a joint honours degree with another subject, gives you the opportunity to combine your varied interests and apply what you learn across both subjects. Throughout your degree you will have the opportunity to study a range of literary works from a vast selection of topics, periods, and themes.

English and Drama Joint Honours BA (Hons) aims to provide students with a comprehensive and thorough understanding of English from the Renaissance to the present day. Drama is an experiential practice-led discipline in which students practically explore key aspects of theatre and performance practice styles, conventions and theories across a wide range of historical and cultural backgrounds.

This Joint Honours course will develop your literary and educational ways of thinking, and will develop transferable skills that will boost your empolyability. This course is extremely flexible if you are interested in customising your degree to your needs and interests or wish to explore career options. You will have opportunities for visits, researching educational settings and activities in schools and other educational contexts.

This course will develop your ability to understand and analyse literary texts and to have a true understanding of the historical context in which they are set. Whether you’re passionate about Shakespeare, Dickens or Toni Morrison, this course is designed to enthuse and inspire you whilst broadening your knowledge and understanding of English Literature and History.

Be introduced to a fascinating range of literary texts and periods allowing you to develop your skills as a thinker, reader, writer and critic. This joint honours course will help you develop your professional practice skills in journalism with your critical understanding of literature.

Studying Psychology combined with English will introduce you to to a fascinating range of literary texts, developing your skillsas a thinker, reader, writer and critics. This course is designed to enthuse and inspire you, broadening your knowledge of Psychology whilst fine tuning your understanding of English Literature.

Postgraduate English Programmes

English – Contemporary Literature MA examines the role of contemporary literature in a number of different contexts. The programme is built to encourage you to not only examine the contemporary moment – our time, our culture – in isolation, but to use contemporary literature as a window to broader concerns: literary traditions and heritage, politics and society, personal identity and representation.

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