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English Literature

About the programme

UCAS Code: BA Combined Honours (Y001)

In English Literature you'll have the chance to study a selection of writing from the Renaissance to the Modern Age, with the study of film.

During your studies, emphasis is placed on the development of critical and writing skills. You can also get involved with other like-minded English Literature students for social activities in the English Society

You can get creative and attend workshops, writing activities and more with the Creative Writing Society

This is offered by the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics.


Students do not need to have taken English Literature at A-level to study English Literature here, but evidence of preparedness to study English Literature is essential.

This evidence may include having studied a related subject at A-level and achieved an A or B grade or having a strong personal interest in Literature in conjunction with A or B grades in your A-levels.


Find out about our typical modules. Modules are subject to change and could differ on an annual basis.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about choosing this subject as part of your Combined Honours degree, contact us and we'll be more than happy to help. 

Subject adviser

Kate De-Rycker (Semester 1)- School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics

Dr Rosalind Haslett (Semester 2)- School of English Literature, Language & Linguistics

Our address

Combined Honours Centre
9th Level, Henry Daysh Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0)191 208 7479