English Literature degrees
Our English Literature degrees, rank in the top 10 in the UK*, cater for interdisciplinary study and can be as individual as you. We offer course combinations and free choice modules in related humanities and social science areas such as media, politics, film studies, history and many more topics.
Ranked 9th in the Guardian University Guide 2019, our English Literature degrees are taught in small tutorial groups by experienced academics with international research profiles across 19th- and 20th-century studies.
*The Guardian University Guide 2019 (GUG).
Why choose Buckingham
Study English Literature at Buckingham, the home of the two-year degree, ranked in the top 10 for Graduate Prospects (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2022). Students are at the heart of everything we do: our award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies. You will love our personalised teaching model, dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.
Featured English Literature courses
“Completing an English Literature degree at The University of Buckingham has given me a unique space to develop my critical voice, and to articulate opinions with greater clarity. The tutorial system means that we’ve learnt to work consistently, speak up, and also listen to each other”
Daria , English Literature
Experience English Literature
Dr Peter Sloane, Senior Lecturer in English Literature
Dr Peter Sloane is Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for English. He works in Contemporary Anglophone literatures, and has published books on David Foster Wallace, Kazuo Ishiguro, and 21st Century Refugee writing.
Dr Sarah Waters, Lecturer in English Literature
Dr. Sarah Waters is an expert in Shakespeare and C.S. Lewis. She teaches and researches the works of both of these authors (sometimes together and sometimes separately). She also has expertise in interdisciplinary work, particularly in the fields of medical humanities and affect studies.
Your future career
Studying English Literature will give you the flexibility to pursue a career in a wide range of sectors. Key skills taught on these programmes include critical thinking, research and communication (written and spoken) that are desirable in the modern workplace. You will graduate a creative, flexible problem solver that is able to analyse and solve complex problems. Our graduates go on to work in the public sector, media and wider business.
We support your employability through a Professional Development Portfolio, in which you write reflectively about the professional skills you acquire and use during your time at university. These skills will help you in your studies as well as being crucial for your future career.