Can someone please explain how hard an English Literature degree is? If they feel it's worthwhile, and how different it is compared to the A level?
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- 25-02-2018 08:02
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I studied english literature at Queen Mary for my undergrad and also had these questions before starting. Firstly compared to A level, you don't get as much support and guidance from university lecturers like you would from your A level teacher! A degree is a lot more independent, you can book appointments to see your lecturer if you get stuck on essay questions but other than that you can't really send in drafts for feedback.
In terms of how hard it is, all degrees are difficult, it just depends on your work ethic and passion for the subject. If you really hate writing essays or coursework, then perhaps this degree is not for you! There is a LOT of reading involved. I had 4 modules every week which meant reading 4 books for those modules every week, as well as any additional reading the lecturers set.
If you enjoy English Literature at college, content wise it is not too different from what you will study at university. Sure it is a little harder but if you enjoy it then you'll be great!
Hope this helps,