If you love the written and spoken word, this course is for you. A comprehensive and stimulating introduction to English language and literature, it investigates how the English language is used in a variety of global contexts, and explores literature from different historical periods and in diverse cultural settings. You’ll explore writing and speech in a wide range of forms, and develop your skills in the interpretation of literary and non-literary texts.
There are no formal qualifications required to study this degree. Computer and internet access required.
If you’re new to study or to the OU, it is recommended that you start with a course at Level 1.
Although relatively few careers demand a degree in either English Language or Literature as a formal requirement, you’ll gain skills that are applicable to a broad range of career opportunities, including teaching, public relations, the media (publishing, journalism, advertising etc.), business and administration.
Distance and Flexible learning
Arts and Humanities