If you love books and enjoy exploring new ideas, then English literature is for you. During this course, you’ll get to read (and discuss) some of the greatest works ever written. And on the Creative Writing parts of the course, we’ll encourage you to express yourself and explore your talents as a writer. Studying English literature doesn’t just give you the chance to read and enjoy some of the world’s best writing, it could also help you learn how to research, analyse, debate and create. You could sharpen your thinking and fine-tune your communication skills, ready for a whole range of exciting careers. We want you to finish your course with the kind of practical, transferable skills needed in the real world – things like critical thinking, researching, independent study, communicating and arguing persuasively. You’ll explore how to present your ideas using the latest media, as well as more traditional approaches. Every year we offer various literature modules so you can tailor your degree around what interests you. You could take your own path and look beyond the well-known classics to discover other hidden gems. By reading and studying the work that interests you, you’ll hopefully be inspired to take your own creative writing further too. On the course your tutors will encourage you to develop your creativity as you go, giving useful and practical feedback to help you polish your work to perhaps even get it ready for publication. Your creative writing tutors are actively involved in writing and getting their work published. They’re passionate about their subject, and will focus on giving you the opportunity to explore your talents. Your learning will extend beyond the classroom, as we’ll also get you out in the field to visit key locations and every year students also have the chance to attend events at the Huddersfield Literature Festival.