English at Cardiff...Watch
You don't get to choose which modules you study in first year - although you do get to pick a couple of additional subjects to study - but there's a wide range of modules in second and third year, which was really what attracted me to the course in the first place. Personally, I'm not keen on Victorian literature or 18thC lit, so I haven't studied any! Instead, I've picked medieval and Rennaissance modules, which are a bit more my thing.
There's a lot of freedom about what you can study on the course after first year, and there's some great lecturers, too.
Anyway, if you want a more detailed idea about the course then feel free to ask.
The range of modules for second and third year is huge, also, and the major advantage of Cardiff is that you get to completely tailor the course to the areas of English that you're interested in, and can completely cut out the periods you don't really like if you want, or you can take a range from all of the eras.
Basically, the department's very good and all the lecturers and tutors I've come accross have been really friendly. No it may not have the reputation of UCL, nor is Cardiff really like London, but you'll soon learn to love the city and the course. I know I couldn't imagine being anywhere else
But yeah, Cardiff's great