During a degree in English Literature at Liverpool Hope, you will examine a wide range of texts written in English from the time of Shakespeare to the present day.
Although the primary focus is on the literature of the British Isles, American literature is also featured. Some of the texts you will be studying have excited the interest of generations of readers, stimulating admiration, criticism, and sometimes indignation.
The degree will enable you to analyse the way texts are constructed and will help you to communicate your ideas more effectively, both orally and in writing. We hope that in the process, you will develop a lifelong enthusiasm for literature as you gain a fuller appreciation of the ways in which different critical approaches to literature enrich and deepen our understanding.
Students learn with tutors who are actively engaged in scholarly research, and the Department has an impressive national and international research profile.
The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
Why choose this subject?
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent. In addition, applicants require an A2 level (or equivalent) in English Language, English Literature or Literature/Language. Applicants with other humanities subjects may also be considered.
Single Honours applicants should have A2 level (or equivalent) in English at Grade B or above.
English Literature is available as a BA Single Honours degree, UCAS code Q320.
It can be studied as a combined honours degree with the following subjects:
|English Literature and Christian Theology||UCAS code VQ36|
|English Literature and Drama & Theatre Studies||UCAS code WQ43|
|English Literature and Early Childhood||UCAS code QX33|
|English Literature and Education||UCAS code XQJ3|
|English Literature and English Language||UCAS code Q301|
|English Literature and International Relations||UCAS code QL32|
|English Literature and Media & Communication||UCAS code QP33|
|English Literature and Music||UCAS code QW33|
|English Literature and Philosophy & Ethics||UCAS code QV3M|
|English Literature and Politics||UCAS code QL3F|
|English Literature and Social Policy||UCAS code QL3K|
All course combinations result in a BA Hons degree.
English Literature is also available to study with Primary Teaching Honours degree (BA QTS), UCAS code X1QH.
A degree in English Literature will equip you with a host of skills that will prepare you for the world of work whatever career path you choose. Graduates enter a wide variety of careers including public relations, marketing, journalism, management, politics and multimedia communications.
A large proportion of graduates also choose to further their studies in English or pursue a PGCE to join the teaching profession. You may also wish to study for a further postgraduate degree, such as our masters in Popular Literature.
Leanne Maguire graduated from Liverpool Hope in 2010 with a First Class Honours degree in English Literature. After graduation, she enrolled in the Hope MA in Popular Literatures. She said: “The decision to return to Hope for postgraduate study was an easy one, I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate degree at the University and had established a great relationship with my tutors that I was eager to continue.
“My tutors’ support was invaluable; I had two children within fifteen months and continued studying full time, and they helped me to keep my focus and balance my workload accordingly. My tutors have always encouraged me to pursue my independent ideas, and this has helped to develop my confidence and writing style. I feel I have a valuable critical contribution to bring to the table. I am looking forward to completing this Masters Degree and embarking on my next literary journey.”