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English BA (Hons)

This is a diverse and academically rigorous programme, providing a thorough knowledge of English Literature from Early and Middle English to the present day, whilst allowing you to pursue your interests through a range of optional modules. All English lecturers at the University of Northampton are active, publishing researchers in their specialist fields, offering expert teaching in subjects ranging from Shakespeare and Victorian literature, to contemporary writing.

The course aims to provide you with a comprehensive and thorough understanding of English Literature from Early English and the Renaissance to the present day. It also allows you to develop your own research interests through a wide range of optional modules (all optional modules run according to staff availability) and a final year dissertation. You will engage with texts through extensive reading, the study of literature’s intellectual and historical contexts, lectures, seminar discussions and group projects in which ideas can be shared and developed.



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Waterside Campus
Three years full-time or flexible part-time.

Standard entry requirements apply. A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level, DMM at BTEC or 112 UCAS points. Applicants would normally be expected to hold an English GCSE, A-level or equivalent qualification. We welcome applications from those with a range of non-traditional educational or professional qualifications.

Applications for international students are welcomed. For information regarding English language requirements, please see our IELTS page.