This English literature degree will focus on a wide range of literatures, from the canonical to the popular, from diverse authors. This degree seeks to inspire your passion for and knowledge of the literary and cultural texts from the medieval era to the present, by regional writers from West Midlands to the rest of the globe.
It will improve your understanding of the political and ideological significance of literature and culture in a vast number of contexts, especially in relation to gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religion, social class, and disability. You will develop an awareness of the significance of ethical evaluations of reading and writing, supporting an understanding of equality, diversity, and inclusion in literature, language and culture.
Whilst studying our English Literatures degree, you’ll also enhance your verbal, written and digital communication skills for developing and sustaining a professional career.
Your experience of study will enhance your verbal, written and digital communication skills for developing and sustaining a professional career. The degree will help you develop your skills in the critical thinking and creative thinking, analysing, research, and problem-solving categories, for academic success and employment beyond your degree. This programme gives you practice and training in developing your courage and confidence to make your voice heard, at university, in the workplace, and in culture.
English Literatures graduates are appreciated for their critical thinking abilities, evidence-gathering and evaluation, argument or point-of-view construction and advocacy. These excellent problem-solving skills are transferable and proving highly desirable throughout the employment market. Numerous graduates have proceeded to postgraduate study, gaining Master’s degrees, teaching and other postgraduate professional qualifications, and PhDs. Those graduating from our programme move on to varied careers and jobs, including education at all levels, management and leadership, local government, librarianship and information services, social work, the civil service, retail and the service sector, fundraising and charity work, journalism and professional writing, proofreading, copy-editing and publishing.