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English (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
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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.

Year abroad

A year abroad will enhance your understanding of visual arts and let you experience a new culture. Going abroad | University of Southampton Our year abroad partner universities in Europe include.

Apply using:

  • Course name: English with A Year Abroad
  • UCAS code: Q301


Year in employment

Enhance your employability by taking this course with a paid industrial placement year.

Apply using:

  • Course name: English with A Year In Employment
  • UCAS code: 8088

You'll spend this extra year applying the skills and knowledge you've learned so far.

The fee is 20% of the standard annual tuition fee.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course location

This course is based at Avenue.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.