This exciting, transatlantic literary programme allows you to gain a broad knowledge of English and American Literature, with increasing specialisation year-on-year, whilst also enabling you to develop a broad range of interests and transferable skills.
At the core of the programme is the study of English and American literature, branching out into historical, cultural and film studies. Each element combines to give you an understanding and appreciation of the wide variety of literature and other media and how it interacts with its cultural contexts.
The first year is centred upon the following three modules:
In addition, you will study one module of your own choice.
The second year has at its core two modules:
In addition to these core modules there is an opportunity to choose from a range of other options.
In the final year you select your programme of study from a range of more specialised options, and will also undertake a dissertation and research project (supported by individual supervision). This allows you more autonomy over your focus of study. Options include Contemporary American Literature and Shakespeare.
As well as teaching and research, this programme equips you for work in a wide range of sectors, including government, the Civil Service, the media, law, accountancy, advertising, human resources and retail management.
Other qualifications are considered – see the entry requirements section for full details
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