This course engages with the profound questions arising from classic and non-traditional literary texts from the Renaissance to the present day. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will study with research-active specialists, across many themes and genres, and may include your own creative compositions as assessed work. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You can expect a high level of personal tuition throughout your degree, and can create a personalised programme in line with your interests through a wide range of options. You may attend our annual Literary Prizes & Public Acclaim event, which brings high-profile figures from the commercial side of literature into the university. OPTIONAL PATHWAYS You may follow optional history or media studies pathways through this degree, or include it as a pathway in American studies or English language and linguistics, leading to exit awards: - BA (Hons) English Literature with History - BA (Hons) English Literature with Media Studies - BA (Hons) American Studies with English Literature - BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics with English Literature WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in the study of cultures across geographies and centuries, as expressed in literary texts. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will develop sophisticated analytical and presentation skills as you study the subtleties of communication and persuasion in this course. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work or research placements, volunteer roles and internships alongside your study, or to undertake study abroad. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for a huge variety of career paths, such as publishing, media, teaching or research. Past graduates have followed a wide range of pathways, including television script writing, journalism, public relations and web design. You will also be well placed to consider postgraduate study.