School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Study Abroad: English Literature at Portsmouth
English Literature at Portsmouth
English Literature is located in the School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies at the University of Portsmouth. The course team have a well developed research culture and strong commitment to scholarship and publication which informs their teaching and ensures a rich variety of choice in the curriculum. We offer an extensive range of English Literature units and the possibility of studying modules from related pathways such as English Language, Media Studies, History, Journalism, Drama or Film. Your study will be enriched with individual tutorials provided by expert specialists in the field.
We will help you with your choice of classes and units, providing advice and guidance and allocate you a personal tutor who will provide one to one support.
For details of the team’s research interests, please see www.port.ac.uk/research/csl/researchareas
The City of Portsmouth
Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, it’s easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There’s always plenty going on, whether amidst the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common. Everything you could need as a student is in walking distance. There are six kilometres of beach backed by the green spaces of the common which is great for picnics in the summer as well as running, cycling and football. The city has strong literary connections, having been home to authors such as Charles Dickens (whose birthplace is a museum in the city centre), Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and HG Wells. Jane Austen’s home is nearby and Lord Alfred Tennyson resided a short trip away on the Isle of Wight.