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Tradition, innovation and creativity

English literature as we teach it involves the study of over a thousand years of writing and cultural history across different continents. It also involves the study of fundamental questions about the status of texts, their context and interpretation, and about how we negotiate narrative, rhetoric and meaning. Our students emerge with important skills in analysis, research, argument, and writing, and with the flexibility to thrive in many different careers. Our graduates enter the media, arts and public administration, retail, PR, writing, teaching, and a range of other professions. Many go on to postgraduate study with us or with other leading universities.

Read our undergraduate prospectus

From degree to workplace

The skills you acquire here will help you enter the job market with confidence. We have an award-winning job placements scheme that sends students out into the workplace in summer; an employability 'Passport' scheme; and each year we take students to the South Bank to hear from and meet alumni in the creative industries, journalism, marketing and other areas of work.

Our modules

We offer a huge range of undergraduate modules. Students in second and third year chose all their modules on the vast majority of our degree programmes. You can find out more about our English modules here.

Creative Writing students take some of their modules from the English list, but also have their own specialist creative writing modules. You can read about those here. 


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