English Language and Literature

After Theology and Philosophy/Theology, the next largest number of students at Regent’s are reading for the Honour School of English Language and Literature.

The college offers 4-5 undergraduate places each year in this subject (sometimes more), and has a tutorial Fellow and four lecturers to provide a good deal of the tutorial teaching within college. In addition, the modern English Faculty building of the University is only a ten minute walk away, offering lectures on all major authors and topics, and a library with over 64,000 volumes and more than 180 different periodicals. 

You can study prose (essays, biography and fiction), poetry and drama, with choice of authors within the prescribed periods left mainly up to you. You’ll have three tutorials a fortnight, write at least an essay a week, and will be assessed at the end of the course by means of a mixture of examined and submitted work. The tutorial system teaches you to write well and think clearly, thus arming you with valuable skills for the job market. 

Please note
All candidates must take the English Literature Admissions Test (ELAT), normally at their school or college. Separate registration for this test is required. Details of the deadlines for ELAT entries can be found here. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are registered for this test. 

4-5 students admitted per year

Course Information

A BA in 3 years
UCAS code: Q300

Faculty Contact Information

www.english.ox.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1865 271055
english.office@ell.ox.ac.uk