Your study of English Language and Literature at Hull - the country’s “most poetic city” - will see you developing strong personal and professional skills; you will engage with the power of the word in communicating ideas about society, the environment, crime, race and gender, as well as explore literature from the medieval era to the twenty-first century.
This programme is designed to deliver excellent employability skills, including helping to develop your writing and communication. In many future careers, including journalism, marketing and of course teaching, there is an ever-increasing need to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of both language and literature.
You’ll learn the art of effective communication and analyse how language influences everything from business to political discourse and social media.
Throughout the programme, you’ll explore prose, poetry and drama with expert teachers and critics, and engage with literature which speaks to urgent issues of the day.
At Hull, you'll benefit from additional opportunities such as an active English Society, and a student-run annual anthology of writing - the Hull Scribbler. We also hold termly Writing Showcases, organised by students, to celebrate our students' work.