A degree in English Literature and Language prepares you for a future in teaching, journalism, and other arts and humanities careers. A Literature degree will entail reading a diverse range of text, including prose, poetry, drama etc, and learning to analyze and critique it. A Language degree will focus on the nuances and workings of the English language in all its forms. An English degree will give equal focus to both aspects.

A Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English will take three or four years, while a Master of Arts (MA) will take a further one or two years. Advanced courses like M.Phil and Ph.D can also be undertaken in any area of specialization.

Top Colleges 
Rank College/University Website Country
1 University of Oxford http://www.ox.ac.uk/ United Kingdom
2 University of Cambridge https://www.cam.ac.uk/ United Kingdom
3 Harvard University https://www.harvard.edu/ United States
4 University of California, Berkeley https://www.berkeley.edu/ United States
5 Yale University https://www.yale.edu/ United States
6 Standford University https://www.stanford.edu/ United States
7 Princeton University https://www.princeton.edu/ United States
8 University of California, Los Angeles http://www.ucla.edu/ United States
9 Columbia University https://www.columbia.edu/ United States
10 University of Chicago https://www.uchicago.in/ United States

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