BA (Hons) English Literature

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Course code Q300

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Course code Q300

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Location Carlisle - Brampton Road
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2018
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Study English Literature surrounded by the iconic scenery which inspired some of Britain’s greatest writers – including Wordsworth, Ransome, Potter and Ruskin.

You’ll explore the development of English Literature from the Renaissance to the present in global and regional contexts, in idyllic Cumbria, on the doorstep of the Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This is not your average English Literature course – it’s much more.

You’ll write essays and a dissertation, just as you would on any other English Literature degree, but in addition you’ll also develop the skills required for the contemporary workplace by scripting and recording a mock radio programme, designing a webpage, and even submitting a ‘job application’ assessed by academic and careers staff.

Why choose University of Cumbria

  • Excellent working relationships with literary and cultural organisations such as Brantwood, Dove Cottage and the National Trust
  • Fieldtrips to places which inspired some of Britain's literary greats, to enrich your studies
  • Opportunities to design and implement real world projects to boost your CV
  • Taught by tutors who all research and publish in their specialist areas
  • Small class sizes enable us to guide and work closely with you throughout your studies
  • Opportunities to get involved with Carlisle’s thriving literary scene and local literary festivals
  • Boost your job prospects by developing contemporary communication skills

Live and learn at our vibrant and creative Institute of the Arts on our Carlisle campus, where the River Eden - once described by the poet William Wordsworth as his “life’s neighbour” - flows through the adjacent and beautiful parkland.

From your base in the historic and bustling city of Carlisle you will be conveniently close to the Lake District and Scotland. And, with great transport links to major cities, including Glasgow and Newcastle, you'll never be stuck for something to do outside of your studies.

On our course, your passion for literature will be embraced and empowered while you develop strong and relevant employment skills that will bolster your CV and stand you out from the crowd to future employers. 

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