This degree invites you to explore this rich language and its literary heritage through prose, poetry and drama. English Literature enables you to become someone who can understand, communicate and even create literature to a high level. We will help you gain the skills and techniques of professional scholarship and literary research, but also encourage you to be creative in responding to texts and communicating your own particular passion for literature. We will also encourage you to think about how you can use your skills, knowledge and interests in a future career, and through our placement programme you can gain practical experience to help you towards this. This degree programme helps you use literature actively to explore the world and your potential role in it.