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Undergraduate English Literature

English Literature at Newcastle is grounded in the research expertise of our staff, the quality of our degrees, and the excellence of our students.

Studying English Literature

In this friendly and dynamic community, staff and students work together on degrees with a flexible approach. Our undergraduate English Literature degrees include a wide range of options and extensive historical coverage. There are opportunities to:

  • practise creative writing and theatre
  • make films
  • join a work placement

Our aim is to deepen your knowledge of literary texts and give you a firm foundation in the critical and theoretical skills needed to analyse them.

Combined Honours

You can also take English Literature as part of the Combined Honours programme.

Research in English Literature

In our teaching and research, we address a range of historical moments and geographies, from Medieval to contemporary literature, postcolonial and Black Atlantic literatures. To discover the full range of research specialisms, head over to our Literature research page.