Typical course modules and areas of study on a English Degree Below is a English personal statement written by one of our writers.You can use this example to gain an idea of how to structure and put together your own one.
I was also attracted by your thriving research environment, which embraces traditional and new approaches to English studies.
On my visits to your campus, I really liked the fact that there was a great variety of undergraduates from different backgrounds and countries, to me it had a real international feel, where everyone seemed to fit in and get along together.
I am able to think critically and address things from a wider perspective, this helps me to establish my own ideas, and opinions.
I have a proven ability to lead and participate in discussions and do so with confidence in my own opinions.
It’s not all study, many universities provide students with opportunities to meet famous contemporary authors.
Another point of note is that universities can offer English as a single honours subject, or as a joint honours combination.For instance students will always engage with a range of works of literature including Shakespeare’s plays, Victorian novels, poetry, short stories, books for children and contemporary works from a range of cultural perspectives.They will always have to study the great literatures of the world, and immerse themselves in a range of works written in different styles and periods from the Middle Ages to the present day.You will be taught how to assimilate information, evaluate it, choose what is relevant, and then use it as evidence in constructing an argument or point of view.All of this is vital when you want to effectively communicate a message and influence people.At college I studied prose fiction, poetry and drama, along with other diverse topics such as postmodernism, visual culture, globalisation and Romanticism.My favourite topic was poetry, and was fascinated by the impact that society had on my favourite poets, and also to now see the impact their writing is having today on our society.This point is important to someone like me, who wants to be able to immerse themselves in specific novels, modern drama, and literature.When I was at college thinking about what I wanted to do with my life, I decided that I wanted to go to university to continue studying English.Employers from many industries greatly value the high-level skills that are acquired in the study of English language and literature.They will hold in high regard the attributes that you learn on a English degree course, which are suitable for anyone who is already working, volunteering or thinking of changing careers.