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. A year abroad will enhance your understanding of visual arts and let you experience a new culture.
With our advice, you can shape your degree to suit your own development. For example, you can:
write avant-garde poetry
study Victorian sensation fiction
take a range of modules on women writers
Your studies will include critical analysis, presentations and group work. These will help you develop your conceptual thinking, communication and research skills. You can take modules that support your year abroad, like a modern language or European politics.
Our year abroad partner universities in Europe include:
You can also choose universities outside Europe, including:
the United States
Your lectures will be in English but you will have opportunities to develop your language skills.
As part of your degree you can:
join one of 40 student-led performing arts groups
take part in writing workshops at Nuffield Southampton Theatres
use a unique collection of rare books at the Chawton House Library
explore experimental writing with our Entropics events
get one-to-one tutorials on writing from our Royal Literary Fund Fellows
This course is based at Avenue, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
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