- Join a community passionate about the study of literature and the broad subject of English
- English Literature achieved 90% overall satisfaction as rated by final-year undergraduate students in the 2017 National Student Survey
- Tailor a programme to your interests from a diverse range of writers and movements
- Attend the University of Winchester Writers' Festival and Winchester Reading Series â an opportunity to meet authors, publishers and agents
- Add an extra string to your bow by teaching on the Japan Exchange and gaining a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
- Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning and teaching.
English Literature at Winchester pushes the boundaries of the discipline, giving you the opportunities to enjoy a thought-provoking mix of traditional and modern materials.
From Chaucer to rap poetry, you can choose from almost 800 years of the best writing in English on a course that fires your imagination, sharpens your own written and communication skills and allows you to think critically and creatively about literature and much more beside.
Guided by our supportive teaching staff, who are all part of the universityâs thriving literary research culture, you study the ideas of the most exciting critical thinkers in contemporary cultural debate, using innovative learning and teaching methods. And thereâs the flexibility to add to your study of literary texts with modules in English Language, Creative Writing and/or American Studies.
Year 1 provides an awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develops skills of critical analysis, research and writing. This is achieved through the study of an assortment of texts from various periods in history across the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama.
After the first year, the majority of modules are optional, allowing you to engage with the writers and movements that most inspire you.
In Year 2, you can choose from all the major literary figures and movements, from Chaucer to modern fiction. Modules examining American literature, Postcolonial Fictions and Literary Adaptations for Film and TV are also available.
In Year 3, a specific collection of writing, a particular theme or critical theory is considered in detail and a wide variety of topics exist. These include Crime and Englishness, Literature and Psychoanalysis and African American Literatures and Cultures. Modules here tend to be closely related to the research interests of teaching staff and engage with cutting-edge developments in the discipline.
A degree in English Literature opens many doors. A range of highly transferable qualities, including analytical thinking, evaluative and research skills, self-discipline, and effective written and spoken communication, enables you to excel in a variety of fields not just confined to the arts. Graduates have gone on to become teachers, lecturers, journalists, writers, actors, publishers and producers.
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Winchester was such a pretty, lovely place to study. It’s a real community oriented university, you’ll get to know everyone here which is great. The nightlife isn’t crazy like, say, Brighton, there are a few nice clubs here, The SU throws the Bop every Wednesday is bloody mental, and if you want to have a really good night out you can get a cheap taxi down to Southampton. My tutors were really supportive, and they drove me to the best of my ability - they offered great feedback and were always available for a chat.
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
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