BA (Hons) English Language and Literature

Duration: 3 years

Course details

This degree combines the study of literature with the study of language from a linguistic perspective. You’ll engage with theory and practice in literature and linguistics, and benefit from mutually illuminating critical debates in both disciplines.


Year 1

  • Unpacking Texts: Introducing Critical Theory

  • Literary Powers: Renaissance to Romanticism

  • Language, Society and Mind

  • How Language Works

  • The Short Story: Murder, Madness and Experimentation

  • Starting Language Research

Year 2

  • Styles And Subversions

  • English Forms and Functions

  • The Language of Literature

  • + Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Dissertation

  • + Optional Modules

Entry requirements

  • A-level: BBB
  • International Baccalaureate

Career possibilities

This degree is a great preparation for a career in publishing, the media, teaching or research. As well as being a great foundation for a career in the arts, it will help you develop sophisticated analytical and presentational skills, which are also highly valued by a range of non degree-specific graduate pathways including human resource management and information services work. You’ll also possess a firm foundation to continue your studies at Masters or PhD level.

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