Keele University English

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Course type: Single Honours, Dual Honours, Major

Duration and mode of study: 3 years, Full time

Location of study: Keele University campus

Subject Area: English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Engage imaginatively with a wide range of contemporary and historical literature, focusing particularly on tradition, innovation, and diversity.

At Keele, you’ll explore the significance of texts within their originating cultures, periods and genres as well as their continuing influence. You might consider the historical, socio-political, economic, gender and geographical contexts of fiction, poetry, drama and even film, from the medieval period to the present day. You’ll become an imaginative and critical thinker as you explore subjects such as the importance of story, the novel, writing for the screen, postcolonialism, depictions of maternity and scandal. You can choose to spend a semester or a whole additional year at a partner university abroad.

Course content

Our Course Information Documents (CIDs) are designed to give you all of the details you need to make an informed decision about what and where to study.

Dual Honours and Major Minor Course Information Document (PDF)

Single Honours Course Information Document (PDF)

Skills and careers

What will this mean for my future?

Study English at Keele and you’ll graduate with a wide range of skills as well as opportunities for the future. Some careers may require further study or training, but you might work as a teacher, journalist, editor, librarian, advertising copywriter, solicitor, arts administrator or writer. You could go into marketing, research, broadcasting, publishing, the compiling of dictionaries, or teaching English as a foreign language.