Is your imagination captured by the literature of the Renaissance and the Victorians, or the opportunity to know more about postcolonialism or postmodernism? Are you interested to learn about the key philosophical problems in relation to the nature of the world, the mind and various solutions proposed? English Literature and Philosophy at Keele allows you to explore central questions about language, thought and the expression of ideas. You will trace the history of human thought about important questions concerning knowledge, the mind and the world in the traditions of Europe, India and China.
Work PlacementWork Placement for 2nd year Humanities students
Top 10for Student Experience (Times, 2020)
Top 10in England for Overall Student Satisfaction National Student Survey, 2021 (broad-based public universities)
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Amara - Philosophy
"Philosophy at Keele was an amazing experience. The staff are friendly and genuinely willing to engage with students. Debate is encouraged and every student has the chance to challenge and test both established theories and their own ideas"
Kyle - English Literature
"When I moved in I felt a sense of belonging in the tightly knit community. The staff at Keele always go the extra mile for students and offer immense academic and mental support"
Zahra - English Literature
"I really enjoy how versatile the module choices are for English Literature. There are plenty of options depending on your reading preferences and there is flexibility within modules, as various texts are explored."
Louisa Grocott, MA Creative Writing Graduate
"The course has supported the development of my writing style, creativity and probably developing my personal ‘voice’ and confidence, too." Read more
Matthew - Philosophy
"The lecturers at Keele are an incredible group of people who all clearly take great delight in both teaching and continuing to research their chosen fields"
Chi-Lun - English Literature
"What I appreciated about the lecturers was their willingness to let me follow my own academic pursuits. All you need to bring is the passion - the drive for enlightenment - and the lecturers will match yours with their own."
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