Immerse yourself in literature
Congratulations on your offer to study English Literature at The University of Manchester!
Study the full breadth and depth of English, American and World Literature, culture and history. We’ll train you to become an independent researcher, a critical thinker, and a creative writer.
Gain insight into a breadth of written forms - from illuminated manuscripts to graphic novels, and from poetry to postmodern fiction.
Study at a university ranked sixth in the UK for English language and literature (QS World University Rankings 2022).
Benefit from the rich literary history of Manchester, a UNESCO City of Literature.
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A brilliant campus, at the heart of the UK's most liveable city.
Learning and support
Your learning experience
A week in the life
English Literature and Creative Writing student Estefania details what a week of studying at Manchester looks like.
Exclusive access to collections
Manchester students have unparalleled access to exclusive collections at the John Rylands Library.
The University is home to the Centre for New Writing, which has championed creative writing since 2007.
A welcoming environment
English Literature at Manchester has an active community that welcomes students from all over the world.
You’ll make friends through course and society activities, and get support in your studies from older students through our peer-assisted student support scheme.
Careers and employability
Make your mark at Manchester
All our courses have your future in mind - whether that’s further study or starting a career.
Our degrees provide you with a set of versatile skills that are highly desired by a wide range of employers.
Meet our alumni
Explore where your degree can take you by reading about our where our alumni are today.
Most of our courses offer you the chance to apply your subject-specific knowledge in a real-world context in the form of a placement in your third year of study.
Find out more : about work placement opportunities in your third year of study
Get in touch
Our admissions staff are here for any questions you have.
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Courses within this subject area
Remind yourself how much your course at Manchester has to offer you.
Follow the relevant link for details about the course you have an offer for:
- English Literature BA
- English Literature and American Studies BA
- English Literature and French BA
- English Literature and German BA
- English Literature and History BA
- English Literature and Italian BA
- English Literature and Spanish BA
- English Literature with Creative Writing BA
- Art History and English Literature BA
- Drama and English Literature BA
- English Language and English Literature BA
- Film Studies and English Literature BA
- Latin and English Literature BA
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