Like all honours degrees at Scottish universities, degrees in the Department of English Literature fall into two halves: the first two years, in each of which you study two other subjects alongside Literature; and the honours years, in which you study only the subject(s) named in your degree.
A variety of single and joint honours degrees involving English Literature are available.
In your first and second year courses you will be introduced to a variety of ways of studying literature: the critical ideas and issues that surround literature, and the ways these have been explored in contemporary literary theory; some of the innovations in literature that took place in the two centuries between 1750 and 1950.
In your honours years you will be able to choose from a wide range of courses reflecting the interests and research expertise of your lecturers. You’ll also undertake honours-level general study of criticism, poetry, fiction and drama, as well as a supervised dissertation on a topic you’ll devise for yourself.
This article was published on Mar 23, 2011