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The Open university English Literature

The Open university English Literature, If you are interested in reading between the lines, and being challenged by new ideas and ways of seeing, then this course is for you. English literature is a broad, accessible and important subject. On this course you will study a range of texts dating from around 1570 to the present, from poetry to fiction to film, and discover a variety of approaches for reading them. You will develop your skills of analysis and communication, enabling you to take a fresh look at familiar texts, and to encounter new texts and ideas with confidence.

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Undergraduate courses in ‘English Literature’

If you are looking for postgraduate courses, see our A to Z of courses.

Honours degrees

  1. BA (Honours) English Literature
  2. BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (English Literature)
  3. BA (Honours) English Literature and Creative Writing
  4. BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities
  5. BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities (English Language)
  6. BA (Honours) English Language and Literature
  7. BA (Honours) Language Studies
  8. BA (Honours) Language Studies with English and French
  9. BA (Honours) Language Studies with English and German
  10. BA (Honours) Language Studies with English and Spanish
  11. BA/BSc (Honours) Open degree

Diplomas of Higher Education

  1. Diploma of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities
  2. Diploma of Higher Education in English
  3. Diploma of Higher Education in Language Studies
  4. Diploma of Higher Education Open

Certificates of Higher Education

  1. Certificate of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities
  2. Certificate of Higher Education in Language Studies
  3. Certificate of Higher Education Open

Modules

  1. Arts and languages Access module
    Access
  2. The arts past and present
    Level 1
  3. Voices, texts and material culture
    Level 1
  4. English for academic purposes online
    Level 1
  5. Exploring languages and cultures
    Level 1
  6. Reading and studying literature
    Level 2
  7. Worlds of English
    Level 2
  8. English literature from Shakespeare to Austen
    Level 3
  9. Literature in transition: from 1800 to the present
    Level 3
  10. Language and creativity
    Level 3
  11. Children’s literature
    Level 3
  12. Exploring English grammar
    Level 3