BA (Hons) English

Duration: 3 years

Course details

The lecturers on the BA (Hons) English programme are passionate about what they teach – all have published their own academic work, plays, novels and scripts. The student-led Solent Quill Society is the first philosophical and literary society of its kind at Solent.


Year 1

  • Key Moments in the History of Literature: Beowulf to the Booker

  • Toolbox

  • Adapting the Novel

  • Writing and the Literary Industry

  • Making and Reading Poetry

  • Cultural Fragments: Introduction to Literary Theory

  • Writing with Power: Professional Practice in English

Year 2

  • Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

  • Play texts in Context

  • Empire & Industry in 19th C Literature  

  • From the Salon to the Sewer: English Literature in the 18th Century

  • Solent Press

Year 3

  • Final-Year Project

  • Work Experience: English

  • Shock Value

Entry requirements

  • A level : BBB
  • BTEC : DDM
  • International Baccalaureate

Career possibilities

Typical careers for English graduates include teaching (further training required), speech therapy (further training required), library work, media, journalism, arts administration, publishing, managerial work, public and voluntary sectors. Some graduates also progress onto further study and pursue an academic career.

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