English Literature study in the UK

English Literature
in the UK

English Literature courses in the UK

Introduction to English Literature

If you love reading, then an English Literature degree will allow you to develop key career skills you had not even thought relevant to this unique subject. You will learn how to research and review a text, incorporating debate, analysis and reporting which is key to potential careers in publishing, journalism and broadcasting.

Students will learn about the origins of British and American literature, through to the modern day. Analytical skill will be crafted, helping improve your view and critical thought. As the course progresses and you learn a deeper understanding of literature, while core modules will develop your ability to analyse the classics, writing powerful and engaging arguments.

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.

Careers in English Literature

Because there are no direct career-specific roles an English Lit graduate can move into, there many different options available depending upon your interests. The development during study of research skills alongside analytical thought and debating means some of the most popular career paths are in journalism, marketing, advertising, public speaking, teaching and copy writing.

What are the entry requirements for English Literature?

For international students, an IELTS score of no less than 6.0 across all four categories - reading, writing, speaking and listening – with an overall 6.5 score generally required.

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Where can I study English Literature?

To learn more about some of the best English Literature universities in the UK, please see below:

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