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The Bachelor of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that is awarded to students who have completed the required coursework relating to liberal arts; in some cases it may also include the sciences, or encompass both. These degrees often take three to four years to complete, depending on the institution. What is a BA in Literature? The simple answer is that it is a degree pursued by students who… Read more

The Bachelor of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that is awarded to students who have completed the required coursework relating to liberal arts; in some cases it may also include the sciences, or encompass both. These degrees often take three to four years to complete, depending on the institution.

What is a BA in Literature? The simple answer is that it is a degree pursued by students who have more than just a passing interest in the art of the written word. The courses most commonly encountered by students in these programs of study include classes devoted to literature of various time periods and geographic locations. Courses that are designed to develop skills relating to written and oral expression are also often included in the core curriculum.

A degree in literature imbues the student with skills that are transferable to any potential future occupation, especially those relating to communication. Students graduating from literature programs tend to have excellent writing skills, which are highly sought-after in the workforce regardless of the industry.

The cost of a Bachelor of Arts in Literature will vary from program to program. It is important for students interested in a program such as this to perform thorough research into the cost of the programs in which they are interested. Typically, a Bachelor of Arts in Literature will take three to four years to complete. 

There are numerous careers that can be pursued following the completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. Industries in which a degree in literature is sought after include publishing, TV and film production, journalism, public relations, law, marketing, and education.

There are numerous international options for individuals seeking a Bachelor of Arts in Literature. Online classes are an excellent and convenient way to pursue this popular degree, especially when it is not possible to attend a physical location. Our database is quite comprehensive and is a great place to begin searching for the right program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Manchester
Manchester, United Kingdom

Explore traditional English Literature alongside post-colonial literature, cultural theory, creative writing and film.

Explore traditional English Literature alongside post-colonial literature, cultural theory, creative writing and film. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

Art History and Visual Culture courses investigate the production of art, architecture, and film through the technical, social, economic, cultural, psychological, and epistemo ... +

Art History and Visual Culture courses investigate the production of art, architecture, and film through the technical, social, economic, cultural, psychological, and epistemological forces at work when they were produced and viewed. The major places a particular emphasis on how images form beliefs and values, taking into account issues of ethnicity, gender, and class. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2022
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Available as a double major with Communication. The BA program in English Literature provides students with a solid foundation in the history and development of English and Am ... +

Available as a double major with Communication. The BA program in English Literature provides students with a solid foundation in the history and development of English and American literature, while also giving students the tools to develop high-level analytical skills, critical thinking, argumentation, and self-expression. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 

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Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

Students taking Utrecht University’s Bachelor programme in Literary Studies will take a comparative look at the literature of all eras, ranging from antiquity to the present t ... +

Students taking Utrecht University’s Bachelor programme in Literary Studies will take a comparative look at the literature of all eras, ranging from antiquity to the present time, focusing both on literature in itself and on its relation to other art forms and types of media. This program takes in everything from epic poems to novels, and from novels to fan fiction. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Unicaf University (ZM)
Lusaka, Zambia

The BA English Language and Literature is an innovative threefold degree programme that is comprised of English language teaching methodology, English literature and linguisti ... +

The BA English Language and Literature is an innovative threefold degree programme that is comprised of English language teaching methodology, English literature and linguistics modules. The students will study the linguistic systems underlying language, exploring in detail how the language is structured, acquired, used and taught. In addition, the relationship between text, language, reader and author, society, economy, politics, culture and the individual will be explored. The courses of the linguistics component aim to provide students with a thorough grounding of the principles underpinning the study of language and the diversity of linguistic study. The teaching modules aim to provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to teaching English with an emphasis on classroom management and the use of technology. The courses in literature in English target the critical analysis of literary texts and films of different historical periods, geographical locations and genres. -
BA
Full-time
Part-time
8 semesters
English
Online
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature – Bachelor Programs
Bologna, Italy +1 More

This program is designed to enhance literature knowledge and understanding through its different cultural approaches. Study and research let students learn to distinguish the ... +

This program is designed to enhance literature knowledge and understanding through its different cultural approaches. Study and research let students learn to distinguish the several literary genres (poetry, drama, fiction, and non-fiction), as well as the main aesthetic, political, religious, and social issues influencing and shaping the literature of all times and cultures. Thanks to this program, field connoisseurs (teachers, consultants, writers, editors) will get the necessary elements to integrate their knowledge and expertise. -
BA
Full-time
English, Italian
Online
 
John Cabot University
Rome, Italy

The BA in English Literature emphasizes the historical and cultural understanding of the development of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, ... +

The BA in English Literature emphasizes the historical and cultural understanding of the development of literature in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century, in addition to the theory of various literary genres. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
University of Redlands
Redlands, USA

The English Department fosters students' love of literature through rigorous examination of texts, challenging discussion, thoughtful writing, and training in different theore ... +

The English Department fosters students' love of literature through rigorous examination of texts, challenging discussion, thoughtful writing, and training in different theoretical approaches. Students explore the works of important writers in multiple genres from many countries and time periods, as well as the ideas, cultural values, and debates literature presents, supported by a faculty with diverse interdisciplinary interests. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you choose Literature and Society at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you won't just be reading books. Of course, you'll learn to read critically and to apply a range of theor ... +

If you choose Literature and Society at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you won't just be reading books. Of course, you'll learn to read critically and to apply a range of theoretical perspectives - from structuralism and post-modernism to feminism and post-colonialism. But you'll also study literature's visual language: film, television series, comics, illustrations, and more. 19th Century novels were often illustrated and Game of Thrones fans have undoubtedly read the books and watched the HBO series - and the one inevitably impacts the other. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Wartburg College
Waverly, USA

Wartburg College offers majors in English and English education. Secondary teaching certification is available in English and all modern languages. This flexible program also ... +

Wartburg College offers majors in English and English education. Secondary teaching certification is available in English and all modern languages. This flexible program also can prepare students for a wide range of careers through concentrations in literature, creative writing, and film and performance studies. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Aug 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The Programme offers students a variety of study routes in the form of "concentrations" within their Major, and "Minors" outside their Major, to meet individual interests, goa ... +

The Programme offers students a variety of study routes in the form of "concentrations" within their Major, and "Minors" outside their Major, to meet individual interests, goals and needs flexibly. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English (UK)
01 Sep 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
Nazarbayev University
Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Languages, Linguistics and Literatures offers a flexible and applied degree that is designed to train the next generation of specialists ... +

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Languages, Linguistics and Literatures offers a flexible and applied degree that is designed to train the next generation of specialists in linguistics, languages, and literature, as well as provide a solid generalist degree to prepare students in a variety of professions. This major program provides students with a focused familiarity with one of four languages, cultures, and history of the world: Mandarin Chinese, French, Spanish and German, and thus offers excellent training for future graduate study and employment in the government or business sectors and non-government organization particularly in fields with a strong language/communication/literature excellence requirements, positions including translation, museum work, library, arts or academy. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Trine University
Angola, USA

Whether you want to write that winning business proposal or a doctoral thesis on what the canoe in The Pearl symbolizes, the Bachelor of Arts with a major in English at Trine ... +

Whether you want to write that winning business proposal or a doctoral thesis on what the canoe in The Pearl symbolizes, the Bachelor of Arts with a major in English at Trine University can prepare you for a career in writing or literature. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Jan 2022
01 Nov 2021
Campus
 
University of Nottingham Ningbo China
Ningbo, China

Language shapes our world and communicates knowledge. Communication through language and talk is universal across all cultures and has allowed humans to develop thought and sh ... +

Language shapes our world and communicates knowledge. Communication through language and talk is universal across all cultures and has allowed humans to develop thought and share information. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Bishop Grosseteste University
Lincoln, United Kingdom

Studying English at BGU provides an exciting and wide-ranging engagement with the power of human creativity and the rich heritage of literary expression. You will study great ... +

Studying English at BGU provides an exciting and wide-ranging engagement with the power of human creativity and the rich heritage of literary expression. You will study great works of literature from Sophocles to Ali Smith, Bernardine Evaristo, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, directing your own path of learning through module options such as creative writing and crime fiction, American and World Literature, Restoration drama and trauma narrative, Victorian, Romantic, and contemporary literature. You will study great works of literature from Sophocles to Ali Smith, Bernardine Evaristo, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, directing your own path of learning through module options including creative and environmental writing, crime fiction, American and World Literature, drama and children’s literature, film studies, Victorian, Romantic, and contemporary literature. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus