Innovative and challenging, our programmes cross cultures and range through history. Your first-year modules cover literary forms, theoretical approaches to literature and wider issues around identity, giving you a broad introduction to the subject. The substantial number of optional modules means that whichever programme you choose, you can focus on the areas that most interest you.
You can choose to study:
Details of the modules available on specific programmes can be found by clicking on the programme links below, where you will find a link to the course structure.
You can also develop your skills as a creative writer.
It is possible to add a placement year or a year abroad on all of our programmes. For instance, discover what it's like to study for a year in Madrid.
A fascinating degree where you can study literature from the 14th to the 21st century and develop an advanced understanding of critical theory.
Alongside the study of English literature you take modules that explore the techniques of writing and produce your own original work.
You study a broad range of literature, focusing on the phenomenon of empire and its contemporary consequences.
You study the literature of your own time, looking at how contemporary writers address social, political cultural and environmental change.
The BA in English and Postcolonial Literatures looks at the phenomenon of empire and the contemporary consequences of nationhood, diaspora and migration.