This is an American-style Liberal Studies programme that incorporates an area of specialisation (a major), a general education programme which you will take in your first year providing a broad foundation for your degree, plus electives chosen from a wide range of subject areas to be taken alongside your major. The core of the programme constitutes an in-depth examination of the history of English Literature from the medieval period, through the Renaissance, Enlightenment and Romantic eras up to the present day. Your studies will be complemented by our courses in Shakespearean Drama; US Literature (from the colonial period to the present); Cinematic Adaptation of Literature; Literary Criticism and Theory, and Creative Writing (non-fiction, fiction and poetry). January start date - apply on our website. September start date - apply through UCAS.