Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. This degree will enable you to develop and strengthen your love of literary texts. You’ll also acquire key skills in analysis, communication (written and oral), and cultural and social sensitivity. Our English Literature degree is designed to balance subject expertise and skills proficiency for you to be successful in career planning and management. In addition to studying the greats of literature, such as Shakespeare, Dickens and the Brontë sisters, you can take options in American drama and literature, the Fairy Tale, Children’s literature, the Gothic and the Grotesque. Our course offers a unique combination of subject expertise, knowledge of the intellectual heritage of literature and learning activities designed to develop key skills which will make you more employable. On this degree programme, you’ll acquire key recognised and valued in teaching, publishing, travel and tourism, advertising, journalism and the cultural/creative industries. Our graduates also pursue careers in management, commerce and public service. Further study is also available at Master’s or PhD level. We have alumni working for the BBC on Woman’s Hour, writing for the Guardian and Independent newspapers, in government advisory positions and in digital media in the UK and overseas.