The study of literature requires students to be perceptive, analytical, empathetic and at the same time logical. The course should enhance the enjoyment you gain from reading and help broaden your ability to argue and philosophise and generally air your views. The study of language and form can lead to a better command of your own language and improve your communication skills.
80% exam (two papers); 20% comparative critical study (coursework)
Contrary to popular belief, not all students of English go on to be teachers and librarians: 30% and 9% respectively. The study of English develops oral and written communication skills and encourages creative thinking, all of which are highly valued in industry and in many other professions.