An English Literature degree develops key skills which are relevant to a wide variety of different professions. Students will learn how to research and review a text, incorporating debate, analysis and reporting, which is relevant to careers in publishing, journalism and broadcasting.
Modules will look at the origins of British and American literature, contemporary fiction and poetry and poetics. Analytical skill will be crafted, improving critical thought which will help develop your ability to analyse, write powerfully and engage in argument.
Whether your passion is Byron, Shakespeare, Chaucer; American lit, gothic lit or classic poetry, a degree in English Literature will open up a number of exciting career opportunities.
Many English Literature graduates go on to roles in journalism, marketing, advertising, teaching and publishing. Students also follow up an English Literature degree by beginning postgraduate study.
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
To learn more about the best English Literature courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking English and Creative Writing universities in the Guardian University Guide 2020 below:
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