Our BA in English Studies programme is hosted by the School of English and American Studies (SEAS). SEAS consists of five departments, each with its own special area of expertise: the Department of English Studies (DES); the Department of English Linguistics (DELG); the Department of English Applied Linguistics (DEAL); the Department of English Language Pedagogy (DELP); and the Department of American Studies (DAS). Our aim is to provide students with knowledge and expertise that would allow them to understand and appreciate the cultures and literatures of the English-speaking world. Beyond this, we aim to provide students with knowledge that they can use in their future careers, be it inside or outside of the realm of academia and the Humanities.
At the Department of English Studies (DES), we contribute a range of courses to the BA in English Studies programme. We offer a wide variety of courses on the literature and the cultural and political history of the British Isles, from the medieval times to the present. As well as this, we run an optional specialisation programme in English and American Film and Culture.
Our students are first offered introductory courses on cultural and literary studies, as well as courses on British political culture and history. After this, students take courses on English literature from the medieval times to the present, with a special lecture course dedicated to contemporary British and Irish literature. After their core studies, students can choose from a wide range of elective courses on broader cultural-historical phenomena and on specific literary works and their authors. Our courses cover a broad terrain; students who want to write their BA thesis at our Department can do so in a broad range of subjects, across the fields of arts, literature, and history.