401–500 th
World University Rankings 2020
101–150 th
Young University Rankings 2019
76-100 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2UP, United Kingdom

English Literature

**Overview** Portsmouth is the perfect place to study literature. Charles Dickens was born here, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle called these streets home, and Rudyard Kipling’s work was inspired by his early years in the city. On this BA (Hons) English Literature degree course, you’ll examine literature from classics to the contemporary, and become an expert in reading, analysing and discussing the written works that inspire you. You’ll emerge with a skill set that’s sought after for careers in the arts, publishing and media. The critical thinking, reading and analytical abilities you'll develop will also set you up for postgraduate study or roles in areas like teaching and politics. **What you'll experience** On this English Literature degree course you’ll: - Build your knowledge of literature, from Shakespeare to the present day, and across genres from crime writing to magical realism - Learn from staff who are undertaking research in this field, ensuring you keep abreast of the latest developments - Tailor your studies to the areas of literature that excite you the most, choosing modules that match your interests - Develop analytical reading, presentation and team-work skills that’ll serve you in your future career - Get plenty of one-on-one sessions with your personal tutor You can also: - Meet high-profile figures in the literary world and attend a reception at our annual Literary Prizes and Public Acclaim event - Develop personal and professional contacts locally and further afield through our work-related modules **Optional pathways** There are optional pathways through this degree that let you combine your literature studies with another interest. These pathways lead to the following exit awards when you finish the course: - BA (Hons) English Literature with History - BA (Hons) English Literature with Media Studies **Careers and opportunities** A degree in English literature is a great foundation for a career in the arts. Graduate employers also value the sophisticated analytical and presentational skills you'll develop on this course. What can you do with an English Literature degree? After the course, you could work in areas such as: - advertising - journalism - arts and media - public relations - copywriting - teaching - research You could also study at postgraduate level. Our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job or course that puts your skills to work. After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,PortsmouthEngland
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £14,300