The course team is very engaged and committed to their students. Teaching quality is extremely high and there is a high proportion of seminar time, which is vital to being able to express and discuss ideas.

John

    Overview

    If you have a passion for reading books, and thinking about the ideas and debates they reflect and inspire, then you’ll enjoy studying English Literature with us.

    You’ll explore the way that literature helps us to imagine what it is like to walk in other people’s shoes, and how it can take us on journeys of self-discovery.

    You’ll engage in topical discussions about how books empower people to tell their own stories, and how they help us redefine notions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class and other markers of identity. Booklovers will feel right at home here.

    Why Study English Literature?

    According to the National Student Survey 2022, 100% of our English Literature students were satisfied with their course and 94% said staff have made the subject interesting.

    If you like to read, are curious about the questions that reading raises, and value the opportunity to share your discoveries with others, you'll find that our course can bring benefits and rewards extending far beyond graduation.

    You'll have the opportunity to study modules that span right across literature in English and you'll find yourself responding to a range of absorbing and thought-provoking literary texts.

    Reflecting on your own thoughts and views, you'll participate in topical discussions about how books empower people to tell their own stories, and redefine notions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class and other markers of identity.