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DN530
English Literature

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Are you an enthusiastic reader and writer who wants to immerse yourself in literature ranging from Old English to new writing being published today? Do you want to explore the radical potential of novels, plays and poems to change lives?

Would you like to analyse literary concepts and forms deeply, to creatively connect ideas across a wide range of cultures, periods, genres and media, and to develop your critical thinking and analytical skills to an advanced level? Would you like to study with world-class researchers and teachers, and develop your own unique research project? If so, the BA Humanities Degree in English is for you.

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Our English graduates have found employment in:

  • Broadcasting and Journalism
  • Cultural Production and Arts Management
  • Public Relations
  • Business / Finance
  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Policymaking
  • Teaching
  • Heritage
  • Management Consultancy
  • Tourism
  • Humanities Research, and many other areas.

There are a wide range of MA Programmes available in the School of English, Drama and Film, as well as opportunities for MPhil and PhD study.



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