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Take a single or joint honours degree and develop your analytic, linguistic and creative skills by engaging with a broad range of texts and a variety of approaches to reading.
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Research and activities
The Department of English Literature is involved in a variety of research and projects including the James Tait Black Memorial Prizes, Britain’s oldest literary awards.
Find out more about Britain's oldest literary awards.
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