English Literature study in the UK

English Literature in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for English.

UK English Literature Courses

Introduction to English Literature

An English Literature degree develops key 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 careers in publishing, journalism and broadcasting.

Modules will look at the origins of British and American literature, contemporary fiction and poetry and poetics. Analytical skill will be crafted, improving critical thought which will help develop your ability to analyse, write powerfully and engage in argument.

Your English Literature Application

SI-UK can help you apply to study English Literature in the UK. Arrange your free consultation at our offices in London or Manchester or via Skype.

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.

Graduate English Literature Careers

Many English Literature graduates go on to find roles in journalism, marketing, advertising, teaching and publishing. Many students also follow up an English Literature degree by beginning postgraduate study.

English Literature Entry Requirements

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

If you need to improve your IELTS score ahead of beginning an English Lit degree, sign up for flexible part-time IELTS classes in London or Manchester today.

Please note that entry requirements vary for each UK university.

Where can I study English Literature?

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 2018 below:

  1. University of St Andrews
  2. University of Oxford
  3. Durham University
  4. University College London
  5. University of Cambridge
  6. University of Birmingham
  7. University of Kent
  8. Brunel University London
  9. University of Warwick
  10. University of Surrey

Do you need assistance in applying to Cambridge, Oxford or UCL? The Oxbridge Service will fully prepare you in your application to some of the best universities in the world with intense interview practice and expert personal statement advice.

Apply to study English Literature

If you are interested in studying English Literature in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. Don't forget the Premium Service will guarantee you at least one offer from a UK university!

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