Vibrant. Experimental. Supportive.
You’ve read the classics, but you want a fresh take on literature. You want to discover that your new favourite author is someone you’ve never heard of before. You want to study literature that allows you to explore the world and other cultures. You want to travel through time, imagine ahead to the future, but also see the present in a whole new light.
We offer BA English Literature as a single honours.
If joint honours are more your thing check out:
Eseabasi is a BA Literature and Sociology (including Placement Year) student. Here she shares what she enjoys most about her course and what she's gained from her work placement.
As a well-established home to practising poets, novelists and critics, we have a reputation for nurturing the most radical writers and thinkers. Our concerns are local and global: as readers and writers, we adopt a comparative method as we traverse near and faraway places, discovering new modes of writing and reconsidering classics. You'll be part of an interdisciplinary department specialising in literature, creative writing, theatre, film and journalism.
Learn about our teaching and assessment plans, in light of the pandemic, for the 2020/21 academic year on the department pages.
We have a fresh take on literature. We're specialists in world literature – including American, Caribbean, and European literature – Early Modern and Renaissance literature, Romanticism, translation studies and adaptation, as well as colonial and postcolonial literatures. We're proud of the talent we nurture. Our history of staff and students have been Nobel Prize winners, Booker Prize winners and Pulitzer Prize winners.
Based in our Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies we like to utilise our interdisciplinary nature to push the boundaries. Our research projects are topical, with a strong focus on ecocriticism, green writing and literary geographies.
We understand that deciding where and what to study is a very important decision for you. We'll make all reasonable efforts to provide you with the courses, services and facilities as described on our website. However, if we need to make material changes, for example due to significant disruption, or in response to COVID-19, we'll let our applicants and students know as soon as possible.