BA in English Full time

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BA in English

Students study a range of texts, genres, and movements from across English literary history, from the Anglo-Saxon period through to works of contemporary authors; analyzing the way in which forms and traditions have evolved, as well as studying the theory and practice of writing, reading, and criticism. They analyze the ways in which writers have written profoundly about, and been influenced by, their experience, societies and times, and how their works have contributed to human culture and understanding.

The study of English literature, therefore, has an exciting inter-disciplinary element which can incorporate, for example, aspects of history, philosophy, linguistics and cultural studies. Students develop skills in independent research and critical analysis, together with the ability to form and express cogent, articulate arguments. These are highly valuable transferable skills, sought after by employers and applicable to a wide range of possible future career paths, something which is reflected by the diverse career destinations of our graduates.

Last updated Feb 2018

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University Centre Peterborough Studying for a degree can mean student debts, moving away from home and finding your feet in a strange city, but with University Centre Peterborough you don't have to go ... Read More

University Centre Peterborough Studying for a degree can mean student debts, moving away from home and finding your feet in a strange city, but with University Centre Peterborough you don't have to go far to go a long way. University Centre Peterborough represents the single most important development in providing Higher Education in Peterborough's history. The University Centre offers a broad portfolio of courses covering a range of subject areas and we are rapidly developing specialisms in a number of key areas. Our portfolio is constantly being revised and updated to take account of the emerging needs and aspirations of our local market. So if you want to be a name instead of a number University Centre Peterborough is the place to be! Read less