Our academic staff are recognised for their expertise in areas such as Renaissance Writing, Eighteenth Century Literature, Romanticism, the Victorians, Modernism, Irish Literature and American Literature. Their knowledge of these subject areas and enthusiasm for their research and teaching makes this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study, a place where you can learn the many different skills you will need, including transferrable skills for your future employment. The BA Single Honours English Literature will introduce you to key concepts and periods in your first year, through a range of carefully designed core modules introducing the fundamentals of poetic metre and poetic form, the study of language, literary theory, narrative forms and fictions, and the major periods of literary history. In addition, students will be given the opportunity to choose an optional module, with current offerings including ‘Introduction to Film’, and a brand new module (‘How to Do Things with Digital Texts’) which examines the significance of how literature can be studied in the digital age. Modules on offer in the second year include core options surveying the major authors and periods in literary history, and a range of optional modules allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. Staff have expertise in the latest thinking in areas such as the staging of Shakespeare, the adaptation of literature into film, Writings of Intimacy, Modern Poetry and the relationship between language and social identity. Your studies will take place in a variety of learning environments, including seminars, workshops, lectures, group work with peers, and one-to-one tutorials. Our teaching centres on a commitment to small-group teaching and all of our modules offer this component. Outside of scheduled teaching times our academic staff are available for face-to-face meetings, essay feedback and support sessions, and for meetings with their personal tutees. Students benefit from our Virtual Learning Environment (with additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other dedicated research and study environments. The University offers three separate single honours English programmes: BA Hons English; BA Hons English with Creative Writing; and BA Hons English Literature. Students on all three programmes will be given detailed academic guidance about their optional choices in each year, and will be given an opportunity to switch between awards, subject to the fulfillment of certain requirements.