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2020/21 English Literature Modules

For information on how to apply for an English module, please see here - Options Season Information.

See HERE for the Undergraduate 2020/21 Options Booklet - if you select the title in the alphabetical list, this will take you to the module webpage.

See HERE for the Options Presentation that took place on 26th February 2020 by Prof Emma Mason

Below is a summary of the Department's undergraduate modules that we plan to offer in the 2020/21 academic year. These are listed to help students make an informed choice when deciding on module preferences. Whilst we will endeavour to keep any changes to a minimum, please be aware that there may be some changes to the modules on offer.

Not all option modules listed will necessarily be offered every year and new modules may be added every year.

Please note that students not studying for literature degrees must normally have obtained a good pass in a literary A-level before taking a course offered by this Department.

There are restrictions on which modules students from outside of the department can and cannot take. You should make sure you know what these before making your final choice.

  • Module codes starting EN2xx are available for intermediate year students
  • Module codes starting EN3xx are available for finalist year students – N/B some modules are for finalists only

1st Year (ie. Level 4) - some Honours assessments available


Intermediate and Finalist Core modules (only for specific degree programs)


    Intermediate and Finalist Modules (ie. Honours Level, ie. Levels 5 & 6)

    30 CAT Modules

    Most modules offered are available as options to all students.

    Please note that some of the module pages will state that they are Pathway Approved Options or Requirements or Distributional Requirements for different Q300 pathways. This information is there to assist Q300 finalist only students in making their module choices and does not exclude anyone from choosing those modules as one of their options.


    15 CAT Modules

    Running in Term 1

    Running in Term 2

    Modules from other departments

    Honours-level English students may also take modules from other departments following discussion with their Personal Tutor. Students will need to approach other Departments directly to enquire about what modules are on offer. Below are some useful links to help you get a feel for what may be on offer.

    Cross Faculty Studies - On-line option choice opens week 11 w/c 16 March and closes end of week 2, term 3. Module choice confirm week 4 term 3. Contact Department for further information.

    The Language Centre

    Summary of modules available and option presentation.

    Renaissance Department

    Places are available on both of the Renaissance Centre's 15-CAT UG modules starting in October 2020, and January 2021. These modules are available for intermediate or final year students only, and can be taken as outside options. You can take either module (or both), but you are not obliged to take both modules.

    Modules are entitled ‘Renaissance Europe I: Foundations and Forms’ (Term 1) and 'Renaissance Europe II: Movement, Revolution, and Conflict (Term 2) and will take place every Monday, time tbc. Assessment is by 1 x essay only with no exam, and programme details can be found here. https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/ren/ugstudy/

    Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) - IATL will be holding their module fair on Wednesday 22nd April 12:00 - 2:00 in the Ramphal foyer. Contact Department for further information.

    School of Law 

    Centre for Education Studies - Module Availability Contact Department for further information.

    History of Art - Module information available online in week 2 of summer term. The submission deadline is still to be decided but will likely be in week 5 although they will consider requests from outside students beyond this.

    School of Modern Languages and Cultures - Students choose modules on-line 6 May. Module allocation confirmed 17 June. Contact Department for further information.

    Warwick Business School- UG Module Fair - 11th March 16:00 - 17:00 in the WBS Building - UG Learning Space and First Floor Atrium

    Liberal Arts  On-line option choice opens week 11 w/c 16 March and closes end of week 2, term 3. Module choice confirm week 4 term 3. Contact Department for further information.

    Film & TV Department - Discovering Cinema - see HERE for more details. Contact Department for further information - Students have to apply by 24th April. They will accept outside option applications beyond this date.

    Classics Department - welcome enquiries from External students via classics@warwick.ac.uk - Module information session 10 March. Module registration opens in Easter vacation and closes early in term 3. Date tbc. Contact Department for further information.

    Warwick Writing Programme Modules- Warwick Writing Programme are holding options event at 14.00-15.00 on Wednesday 4 March in F204, first floor, Millburn House.

    Please note that for students based in the English Department, of students with joint degrees with English, modules from the Warwick Writing Programme will not count as modules from 'outside of the department' for 2020/21.