University of Buckingham

BA English Literature

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University of Buckingham
In Buckingham (England)
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Tipologie Bachelor's degree
Ort Buckingham (England)
Beginn nach Wahl
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Buckingham (England)
  • Beginn:
    nach Wahl

English Literature here is taught to small groups by energetic and enthusiastic staff, led by Oxford-trained academics with international research profiles in 19th- and 20th-century studies. Ideas developed in core seminars are taken forward in weekly small-group tutorials, where half a dozen students are encouraged to discuss and interpret specific passages of writing, under the watchful guidance of their tutor.
Our students are expected to read widely, and to develop strong lines of argument and personal responses to what they find, anchored in an informed understanding of the discipline and with reference to the critical debates that animate it. We believe, as Jeanette Winterson says, that “learning how to read deeply – and that means diverse and sometimes difficult texts – trains the brain and improves your sense of self. Learning how to write, even reasonably well, gives fluency to the rest of life”.

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Hunter Street, MK18 1EG, Buckinghamshire, England
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Olivier Maigrot
Das Beste: They offer high-quality facilities to study, with excellent teachers. Place is open 24/24 so it’s a good place to focus because there are not clubs nearby. Still, you can find some bars, gym and shops in Buckingham and everything you need to STUDY!
Zu verbessern: Nothing
Kurs abgeschlossen: Dezember 2014
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Former Student
Das Beste: I recommend all of you to take advantage of the rich multi-cultural environment this university has to offer. Daily interaction with so many different people it's part of the learning process.
Zu verbessern: Nothing.
Kurs abgeschlossen: September 2016
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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Creative Writing
Film Studies
Renaissance Literature
Contemporary Writing
Science Fiction
Eras of English
Fiction and Theory
Literary Journalism
Modern American Literature
Modernist Writing
Plays in Performance
Renaissance Literature


The degree is structured around a combination of period study, thematic study, and modules inculcating theoretical and practical skills. Victorian literature modules cover prose from Dickens to Gaskell, and poetry from Browning to Hardy; 20th-century literature topics range from Rhys, Hurston, Woolf, and Plath to Hemingway, Forster, Larkin, and Beckett. Shakespeare is one central focus. Other earlier writers who are studied include Marlowe, Donne, Webster, Herbert, Milton, Dryden, Centlivre, Swift, Pope, Blake, Wordsworth, Austen, Keats, and Shelley. Thematic study encourages students to analyse contextually based on sociological variations, gender, contemporary politics, and psychological influences. We encourage the understanding of contemporary literary and cultural theory while never losing sight of the values of liberal / aesthetic education.This is the 2-year, or 2-year (+ 1 term) format of the BA degree (UCAS code Q300). You get the same number of teaching weeks as the 3-year degree, but complete the syllabus in a shorter time by working an extra summer term. This is for those who want to complete more quickly, and so begin their career, or progress earlier to further training or a higher degree. For the traditional 3-year format of this BA, with summer break, see BA English Literature 3 Years | September.Our recent graduates have gone on to pursue careers in the media, creative writing, teaching, academia, business, and marketing.

Modules available on this course

  • Contemporary Writing
  • Creative Writing 1
  • Creative Writing 2
  • Dissertation
  • Eras of English
  • Fiction and Theory
  • Film Studies
  • Gothic, Sensation and Science Fiction
  • Literary Journalism (1642-present)
  • Modern American Literature
  • Modernist Writing
  • Plays in Performance
  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Restoration and Augustan Literature
  • Rewriting Empire
  • Romantic Literature
  • Shakespearean Drama
  • Synoptic Study Unit
  • 20th Century Theatre
  • Victorian Fiction
  • Victorian Poetry
  • Women’s Writing


In your final year, you are given the opportunity to research, develop, and write a mini-dissertation of 6,000 – 8,000 words. This sounds daunting, but you have six months to complete it, and plenty of guidance from us, so many of our students have found it one of the most rewarding part of their studies.Among other outcomes, you should gain from this course:

  • In-depth understanding of your chosen field of study.
  • Experience of completing an individual piece of research through from conception to final, fully-documented work.
  • Understanding of scholarly standards of objectivity, documentation, referencing and citation.
  • A more nuanced sense of the complexities of contemporary critical practice.

The final dissertation has to be bound, fully ‘styled’ and sourced (in other words, a professional piece of report writing in every sense), and is your chance to connect together many of the skills you have acquired on the Literature programme here at Buckingham. Subjects presented recently include ‘The Idea of the Gentleman in Victorian Fiction,’ ‘Heroes, Anti-Heroes, and Villains in Gothic Fiction,’ ‘Virginia Woolf’s prose fiction in the 1920s’, and ‘Sympathy and Alienation in the Plays of Christopher Marlowe’. Your bound dissertation makes an ideal accompaniment to your CV if you are applying for jobs where research and report-writing are important.