Learn about studying an English Literature degrees at the home of the two-year degree. We are ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK* and are Europe’s first ever Positive University . Students are at the heart of everything we do: we’ve been 1st in England for Student Satisfaction for three years running (The Complete University Guide). You will love our personalised teaching model (with small class sizes), dedicated student support team, and beautiful, safe campus.


At Buckingham, our new Flexible Honours English Litertaure degrees enable you to pick your Subject Major – for example English Literature – and then to choose from a wide range of modules from other subjects, enabling you to truly follow your interests and passions.

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).


Daria , English Literature

“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”


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.

*Teaching Excellence Framework: The Times Higher Education metrics rankings, 2017