English Literature - BA (Hons)Anglia Ruskin University
- Bachelor's degree
What you'll learn on the course
Skills and Training
This course will bring the great authors and works to life, from Anglo-Saxon times to the present, on an imaginatively taught course that will prepare you for a range of careers.
Studying a diverse range of texts, genres and movements from English literary history, you’ll explore the way in which forms and traditions have evolved, along with the practical and theoretical aspects of writing, reading and criticism.
The course examines how writers have written profoundly about, and been influenced by, their experiences, societies and times, and how their works have contributed to human culture and understanding.
We draw on aspects of history, philosophy, linguistics, theology and cultural studies – and we’ll help you develop skills that are particularly attractive to employers. These skills include:
- communication skills: developed through assessments (essays, portfolios, journals) and seminar presentations and discussions.
- critical and analytical skills: gained from close reading of critical and literary texts, and by applying literary and critical theories to a wide range of texts.
- problem-solving skills: you’ll learn to respond with agility and imagination to critical problems.
- research skills: you’ll work with a broad range of print and electronic learning resources and learn how to sift through, interpret, and respond to difficult material.
- planning and development: you’ll develop and hone your skills preparing for seminars, organising your reading, and meeting assignment deadlines.
- interpersonal skills: you’ll work collectively and collaboratively in seminars and group presentations.
Our students run their own Literature Society and organise guest lectures, workshops and cultural or social events. You can also join us on theatre trips and other ‘away days’ such as the popular tour of Elizabethan and Victorian London.