BA (Hons) English Studies

Explore literary masterpieces and hone your own creative writing with our highly-rated English Studies course. Find out what makes our BA English Studies unique.

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date January 2021, September 2021, January 2022
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code Q300
  • Study abroad opportunities

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Texts are all around us – from books and magazines to TV, email and the internet. The ability to analyse them and their often subtle meanings is a skill that can open doors in a wide range of professional fields.

English Studies at the University of Stirling offers you the perfect chance to dedicate yourself to reading and enjoying a range of great novels, plays and poems from across the world. Your own creative writing can form part of this degree, too – as we believe it aids your understanding of literary style and technique and develops your imagination. It’s just one of the factors that makes our BA a little different from other English courses.

You’ll study literary works from the medieval period to the present day, as well as learn about linguistics, creative writing and the history of the English language. Along the way, you’ll benefit from top-rated teaching, visits from outside experts and the annual staging of the Booker Prize Initiative on campus – giving you the opportunity to meet world-renowned contemporary authors and discuss their work.

You also have the freedom to take English Studies with one of 12 other courses and earn a combined honours degree tailored to your unique ambitions.

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