BA (Hons) — 2025 entry English Literature

A modern course which balances traditional texts with modules on Writing Gaming, Queer Ecologies, Monsters, Mystics, and Demons, and The Gothic Imagination.

Key course information

Start date
September 2025
Full time
3 years
Overseas fees
To be confirmed
UCAS code
Stag Hill
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Why choose
this course?

  • Teaching from published researchers, writers, and poets, our Distinguished Writer in Residence and Poet in Residence 
  • 24/7 library opening hours in term time, and access to podcast and publishing rooms 
  • Excellent pastoral care with small class sizes, Sector-leading staff-student ratio and an individualised approach 
  • Focus on employability, preparing students for careers in journalism, publishing, marketing, media, communications, education, and copywriting
  • Our award-winning Professional Training Placements prepare students for roles in industry.
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Top 5 in the UK

English literature is ranked top 5 for overall student satisfaction* in the National Student Survey 2023

12th in the UK

For English in Guardian University Guide 2024

12th in the UK

Surrey is ranked 12th in the Complete University Guide 2025

*Measured by % positivity across all questions for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide league tables.

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