BA English Literature
BA English Literature and Creative Writing
BA English & World Literatures
English Degrees at Aberystwyth University
Aberystwyth's excellent-rated Department of English and Creative Writing runs two main English degrees: English Literature, and English and Creative Writing. As a student on one of our English degrees, you will join about 170 students from all over the world who come each year, to study English Literature and/or Creative Writing at Aberystwyth. Our English degrees are taught by a medium-sized department of twenty full-time staff, which enables us to offer a broad coverage of English literature and other literatures in English (including Welsh literature in English) whilst still offering each student a great deal of personal attention. English degrees at Aberystwyth combine tradition and innovation in both their content and their methods of teaching and assessment.
We offer a broad range of core and option modules in the major periods and genres of English literature alongside modules on film, creative writing, popular culture, literary theory and the developing world literatures in English. In addition to describing the specifics of each scheme, these pages aim to lay out the different degree ‘cultures’ and opportunities associated with each scheme.
- English and Creative Writing
- English Literature
- English & World Literatures
- English Combined with another subject
Facilities for Aberystwyth's English degrees
An outstanding advantage of studying English Literature and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth, is the excellence of its library and IT provision. We have the University’s own well-stocked Hugh Owen Library on campus, and the National Library of Wales is right on our doorstep. Both libraries have excellent computerised information resources. The National Library is a copyright library, entitled to receive a copy of every book published in the UK, and this provides an exceptional resource for undergraduate students, especially when they are considering the bibliographical and research resources required when writing long essays and more specialist dissertations. Quick and friendly to use, the National Library often spurs students on to investigate historical and new literatures that are not always accessible in most university libraries. Students can also make use of the internet connections in the Halls of Residence, and the numerous computer suites around the campus.