English Literature study in the UK

English Literature in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for English.

Study English Literature in the UK

English Literature Courses in the UK

An English Literature degree will allow students to develop key career skills which are relevant to a wide variety of different professions. Students will learn how to research and review a text, incorporating debate, analysis and reporting which is relevant to popular career paths such as publishing, journalism and broadcasting.

Students will learn about the origins of British and American literature, through to the modern day. Analytical skill will be crafted, helping improve your view and critical thought. As the course progresses and you learn a deeper understanding of literature, core modules will develop your ability to analyse the classics, writing powerful and engaging arguments.

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Whether your passion is Byron, Shakespeare, Chaucer; American lit, gothic lit or classic poetry, a degree in English Literature will open up a number of exciting career opportunities.

Careers in English Literature

There are many options for English Literature graduates to follow, including roles in journalism, marketing, advertising, public speaking, education and copy writing. Many students will also choose to study a postgraduate degree.

English Literature Entry Requirements

  • International Baccalaureate requirements: 32 points.
  • A-levels requirements: ABB.
  • IELTS requirements: 6.5 overall, with no lower than 5.5 in any one component.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where to study English Literature in the UK

To learn more about the best English Literature courses in the UK, find details on the top ten ranking English and Creative Writing universities in the Guardian University Guide 2017 below:

  1. Durham University
  2. University of St Andrews
  3. University of Cambridge
  4. University College London
  5. University of Oxford
  6. University of Birmingham
  7. University of Exeter
  8. University of Warwick
  9. University of Buckingham
  10. University of Reading

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