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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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Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

The major in Literature is perfectly suited for students who love to read, analyze and create texts. Students seeking a bachelor's degree in Literature will encounter canonica ... +

The major in Literature is perfectly suited for students who love to read, analyze and create texts. Students seeking a bachelor's degree in Literature will encounter canonical literature, including poems, plays, and novels, as well as films, oral storytelling, song, journalism, comics, digital media and so much more. In addition to acquiring a broad knowledge of literary history, criticism, and theory, students will learn the skills to create some of the forms they study. The major thus produces critical readers and writers. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
17 Aug 2021
15 Jun 2021
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
 
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
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 

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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
Sep 2021
31 Jul 2021
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Social Sciences
Hong Kong

The Double Degree programme is a Hong Kong Baptist University innovation. After five years of full-time study, students graduate with a Bachelor's degree (BA) with honours in ... +

The Double Degree programme is a Hong Kong Baptist University innovation. After five years of full-time study, students graduate with a Bachelor's degree (BA) with honours in English Language and Literature, and a Bachelor's degree with honours in Education (BEd). -
Bachelor BA
Full-time
5 years
English
Campus
 
Hong Kong Baptist University - Faculty of Arts
Hong Kong

The Programme is committed to providing students with thorough training in Chinese language, literature, and culture. The acquisition of knowledge and skills of basic research ... +

The Programme is committed to providing students with thorough training in Chinese language, literature, and culture. The acquisition of knowledge and skills of basic research and training in critical thinking enable students to achieve their academic goals, personal growth, and their commitment to lifelong learning and preparation for future careers. This serves the University’s common goal of “Whole Person Education”, and empowers students to contribute to both the local and international communities. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English (UK)
01 Sep 2021
31 May 2021
Campus
 
United Arab Emirates University - Undergraduate Programs
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

The Arabic Department's mission aims at preserving and enriching the Arabic Language as a written text and spoken discourse capable of reflecting the diversity and complexity ... +

The Arabic Department's mission aims at preserving and enriching the Arabic Language as a written text and spoken discourse capable of reflecting the diversity and complexity of the Arabic/ Islamic culture and civilization. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English, Arabic
22 Aug 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
Sep 2021
31 May 2021
Campus
 
Swansea University
Swansea, United Kingdom

Studying our three-year BA cultivates sensitivity towards language and seeks to answer some provocative questions. It also opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by ... +

Studying our three-year BA cultivates sensitivity towards language and seeks to answer some provocative questions. It also opens up a range of exciting career possibilities by helping you to develop transferable skills, which are highly valued by employers. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2021
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
 
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
Sep 2021
Campus
 
McMaster University Faculty of Humanities
Hamilton, Canada

Studying English & Cultural Studies at McMaster will introduce you to the rich cultural storehouse that has been created over the centuries, from the earliest Old English ... +

Studying English & Cultural Studies at McMaster will introduce you to the rich cultural storehouse that has been created over the centuries, from the earliest Old English manuscripts to the most modern examples of popular culture. It will equip you with the critical tools needed to analyze and interpret the diverse media used by writers and other creators of cultural products, as well as increasing your own powers of expression and critical thinking. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English (Canada)
08 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Eurasia International University
Yerevan, Armenia

BA in English Language and Literature provides students with particular knowledge and skills in English language teaching and pedagogy, as well as linguistics and English-Amer ... +

BA in English Language and Literature provides students with particular knowledge and skills in English language teaching and pedagogy, as well as linguistics and English-American world literature- each focus on different learning outcomes, but all can be applied to the wider market of language teaching and education. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
Armenian, English
Sep 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Medaille College
Buffalo, USA

Empower yourself to succeed in any endeavor you choose, through learning to thoroughly read, research, compellingly write and critically think. The English program at Medaille ... +

Empower yourself to succeed in any endeavor you choose, through learning to thoroughly read, research, compellingly write and critically think. The English program at Medaille will equip you to open your mind through literature, web-based research, and community-based projects, teach you to critically think, and rigorously prepare you for graduate school or whichever career path you choose. -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 
Qatar University
Doha, Qatar

The major in English Literature and Linguistics strives to enable students to develop effective communication skills. It develops students’ appreciation for the diversities of ... +

The major in English Literature and Linguistics strives to enable students to develop effective communication skills. It develops students’ appreciation for the diversities of languages and cultures and familiarizes students with linguistics, its sub-branches, applications and relations to other disciplines -
BA
Full-time
4 years
English
Campus
 

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