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English Courses

The list of English courses below is indicative of those that are currently planned for students commencing their undergraduate degree in September 2023. The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand, and may have limited capacity or be unavailable to you due to the timetable. There is, therefore, no guarantee every course will be available every year.

Elective Pathways

You will have the opportunity to personalise approximately 40% of your degree content. You might choose to undertake further in-depth electives in your degree discipline, or to study elective pathways, which allow you to explore, develop and demonstrate a secondary area of expertise. If you take the equivalent of at least three courses in a defined pathway outside of  your main degree discipline, in this case English, you may apply to receive recognition for this (e.g. BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing) in a letter alongside your degree certificate and transcript.

Year 1

  •     Criticism: Practice
  •     The Victorians and Us
  •     Revolution, Rebirth, Religion: Early Modern Poetry
  •     British Drama and the London Stage

Plus, FOUR elective courses

Year 2

(Option to study abroad and follow US curriculum courses at a Northeastern University campus in the USA in the second semester)

  • Criticism: Theory
  • Shakespeare: Seven Plays
  • Satire, Feeling, Innovation: 18th Century and Romantic Period Poetry and Prose
  • Modernism/Postmodernism OR Literature and Decolonisation

 Plus, FOUR elective courses

Year 3

  • Literature, Land and the Environment
  • North American Narratives/ Counternarratives
  • London: Literature, Culture, Identity
  • Contemporary Writing: 2000 – Now

Plus, TWO elective courses

  • Final Project (English)


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