Course overview

Are you inspired by the drama of Caryl Churchill and Oscar Wilde, the novels of Jane Austen and Zadie Smith, the poetry of Sylvia Plath and Linton Kwesi Johnson? Do you have a passion for exploring literary works that challenge your views and prompt creativity? As an English Literature student at Keele, you will immerse yourself in literature from Shakespeare to the contemporary and examine literature in English from across the world, including Britain, North America and Africa, taking a truly global perspective.

Top 10

Student Experience (Times, 2020)

Work Placement

available as an optional module for 2nd year Humanities students

Top 10

in England for Overall Student Satisfaction National Student Survey, 2021 (broad-based public universities)

Student testimonials

Additional opportunities

There are a range of additional opportunities available when studying this course.
Please note, undertaking one may impact upon the availability of another.


Discover the Keele difference

Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, and you’ll soon feel at home and make friends wherever you go.

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Make yourself more employable after graduation by taking advantage of the whole host of additional opportunities.