Explore the rich variety of literature in English with this exciting degree, which allows you to focus on poetry, prose and drama across cultures and historical periods. You’ll learn about the techniques and evolution of poetry, prose and drama in core modules, while you’ll also see how the English literary tradition has developed when you choose specific periods to study. Then you’ll choose from optional modules that reflect the many and diverse research interests of our large School of English. You could study literature from Old English to contemporary and postcolonial narratives, from Jane Austen and Shakespeare to African literature and world theatre. Medieval romances, Renaissance humanism, Romantic poetry and the digital humanities all contribute to the variety we offer. This flexible degree offers you broad knowledge of the canon of literature in English and allows you to specialise in topics that interest you – all while you develop transferable skills that employers seek.