Canterbury Christ Church University - BA English Literature

Canterbury Christ Church University

BA English Literature

If you have a passion for reading books, and thinking about the ideas and debates they reflect and inspire, then you’ll enjoy studying English Literature with us.

You’ll explore the way that literature helps us to imagine what it is like to walk in other people’s shoes, and how it can take us on journeys of self-discovery.

You’ll engage in topical discussions about how books empower people to tell their own stories, and how they help us redefine notions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class and other markers of identity. Booklovers will feel right at home here.

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be 88-112 UCAS Tariff points.

For more information on the IELTS (International English language Testing System) requirements for this course

Career Prospects

The analytical and communication abilities that an English Literature degree provides are called ‘transferable skills’ and are desirable in almost any occupation. When you are looking for a job, they are often the most valuable skills to have. Because of this flexibility, an English Literature degree lets you choose from many different employment sectors and occupations. Graduates often go into careers such as media, publishing, advertising, PR, human resources, journalism, social work, teaching, and management roles in both the private and public sector. There are also lots of opportunities for further academic study, and many of our students go on to pursue postgraduate work in English Literature and other related fields.

Course Details

You'll expand your toolkit for critical reading and writing, learn about the development of literary writing from the medieval period to the modern day, and investigate different critical approaches to literature.  You’ll also begin to develop your identity as a literary critic, exploring how literature is (or might be) engaged with in the digital age and how it reflects our relationship with our environments, whether cultural, political, or natural. 

Year 1

The Art of Criticism: Writing about Literature
Texts and Contexts
Critical Approaches to Literature
The Nature of Literature
The Invention of America: Texts and Contexts from 1607 to the Present
Creative Readers and Professional Bookworms

Year 2

Literature Matters
Banned Books and Dissident Voices
The Once and Future King: Arthurian Literature
Shakespeare and the Theatre of His Time
Women Writers: Finding a Voice
British Romanticism 1785-1831
Victorian Literature: From the Brontës to the Nineties
Modern Literature and the First World War
Mad, Bad and Sad: Women in American Literature
Style and Substance: Movements in American Literature
Applied Humanities Employability in Practice

Year 3

Dissertation Foundation
Popular Fiction
The Art of Fact: Literary Nonfiction
Writing the Color Line: From Plessy to Ferguson
Literature and Politics in Late Medieval England
The Rise of the Professional Writer
The Supernatural on the Shakespearean Stage
Scandalous Romantics
\Victorian Cross-Fertilising
Literature and Power in the Twentieth Century
Taking Up Space: Immigrant and Minority Literature

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