English Literature

Our English Literature BA is now jointly rated as the best in the country for overall student satisfaction achieving a score of 100% (National Student Survey 2017) English Literature at degree level is a subject that develops your communication skills and fosters independent critical thinking. Anybody who likes to read, who feels curious about the questions that reading raises, and who values the opportunity to share with others the discoveries to which such questions lead, will find that the subject brings benefits and rewards extending far beyond graduation. 

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Take your enthusiasm for reading to a new level by joining our learning community where students and staff explore, exchange and debate their opinions and ideas about literature.

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Our thriving research environment leads to high-quality teaching and directly impacts the learning experience you will receive at Canterbury Christ Church.

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Postgraduate Study

Find out more about the wide range of postgraduate options we offer in English Literature - MA by Research, taught MA, PhD or MPhil are all available.

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Remembering, we forget

Structured round key poems of the First World War, by poets such as Vera Brittain, Ivor Gurney, David Jones and Siegfried Sassoon, this exhibition was closely aligned with Dr Andrew Palmer's research interests.

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Word Events

We host regular events, inviting authors to read from and speak about their work. Have a look at our Arts and Culture hub to see what's coming up soon.

Arts and Culture Hub


Applied Humanities

A major concern of the School of Humanities is giving our students the best possible undergraduate learning experience, but one that is infused with professional practice and real life work experience.

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