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Undergraduate study

For details of courses for 2018 entry, please go to our new undergraduate study pages.

We offer the following undergraduate degrees in the Department of English:

Degree programme


UCAS code

English Literature

Single honours


English Literature and Creative Writing

Joint honours


English and Theatre Studies

Joint honours


From 2018 we will be offering a degree in English and History.

You can also study English as part of a joint degree programme hosted by other departments:

Degree programme


UCAS code

English and French

Joint honours: 50% English / 50% French


English and German Literature

Joint honours: 50% English / 50% German


English and Hispanic Studies

Joint honours: 50% English / 50% Hispanic Studies


English and Italian Literature

Joint honours: 50% English / 50% Italian


English and Latin Literature

Joint honours: 50% English / 50% Latin


Film and Literature

Joint honours: 50% study of film / 50% modules taught by the Departments of English, German Studies and French Studies


Philosophy and Literature

Combined honours


and as part of the English and Cultural Studies degree course offered by the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

On each of the main English degrees you’ll have the opportunity to study a range of classic British literature alongside:

  • European literature (in translation or in the original language)
  • American literature
  • Colonial, postcolonial and world literature
  • Theatre
  • Contemporary writing

Our core modules either focus on particular periods of English literature and history or take a pan-European approach to particular genres. You’ll be able to choose from many optional modules to concentrate on particular periods or genres – or expand your interest in literary theory, contemporary and postcolonial literature, creative writing or other disciplines.

You will also experience the wider literary studies landscape, exploring works from different national traditions informed by fields such as film, journalism, popular culture and performance.

On all our English degrees you’ll be encouraged to study a modern language – either to start a new language or continue learning a language you already know. If you choose this option, you’ll be taught in a language department which is ranked in the top ten of UK modern language departments (Times Good University Guide 2013).

Undergraduate admissions advice

If you have any queries, please contact the Undergraduate Programmes Officer: