UK English Literature Courses
Introduction to English Literature
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.
Graduate English Literature Careers
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.
What do English Graduates earn?
- Average starting professional salary: £19,000
- Average starting non-professional salary: £15,600
Source: The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
English Literature UK Entry Requirements
- Typical International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
- Typical A-levels requirements: ABB.
- Typical IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.
Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.
Where can I study English Literature?
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:
- Durham University
- University of Bolton
- University of St Andrews
- University of Oxford
- University of Birmingham
- University of Cambridge
- University College London
- University of York
- Solent University
- Lancaster University
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