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English (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
3 years
Course Type
UCAS Course code

About this course

At Southampton, English is an interdisciplinary course. You’ll see how literature connects with areas such as film, science, performance and politics. You can study everything from medieval travellers’ tales to modern fictions of globalisation.

English at Southampton is a degree where studying the rich history and flourishing present of literature opens out into explorations of history, politics, science, and visual media. This provides the critical skills necessary to interpret cultures from the past and shape those of tomorrow.

Our modules allow you to focus on literary genres and specific periods of literary history, with a wide choice of modules informed by the research interests of our academic staff including

  • literature and the environment
  • queer theory and fiction
  • experimental performance poetry
  • Arthurian legends across media
  • Contemporary women's fiction
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing the Holocaust

Your studies will include critical analysis, presentations and group work. These will help you develop your independent conceptual thinking, communication and research skills.
As part of this programme you can:

You'll have the opportunity to study abroad, spending a semester, a summer or even a full year at one of our global partner universities.

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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