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Honours Degrees (13)

Learn about the English language, how it's used around the world, study a wide range of literary texts, and develop skills highly valued by employers.

Part-time:Full-time:Earliest Start date:
16-18 hours per week
6 years
32-36 hours per week
3 years
February 2022
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
6 years
Full-time:32-36 hours per week
3 years
Earliest Start date:February 2022

Study a range of texts dating from Shakespeare's time to the present, including novels, plays and poetry, and learn to read literature in new ways.

Part-time:Full-time:Earliest Start date:
16-18 hours per week
6 years
32-36 hours per week
3 years
February 2022
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
6 years
Full-time:32-36 hours per week
3 years
Earliest Start date:February 2022

This degree offers the opportunity to study English literature from different periods and cultural settings, and to develop your creative writing skills in several genres.

Part-time:Full-time:Earliest Start date:
16-18 hours per week
6 years
32-36 hours per week
3 years
February 2022
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
6 years
Full-time:32-36 hours per week
3 years
Earliest Start date:February 2022

Diplomas of Higher Education (5)

Learn how to analyse a range of English literature texts, explore the English language, and develop your own creative writing.

Part-time:Full-time:Earliest Start date:
16-18 hours per week
4 years
32-36 hours per week
2 years
February 2022
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
4 years
Full-time:32-36 hours per week
2 years
Earliest Start date:February 2022

This Open University diploma explores human communication by focusing on the English language, its history, diversity and flexibility.

Part-time:Full-time:
16-18 hours per week
4 years
32-36 hours per week
2 years
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
4 years
Full-time:32-36 hours per week
2 years

This diploma lets you combine the study of two languages. Choose from English, French, German and Spanish and explore how language is structured and used.

Certificates of Higher Education (4)

This Open University certificate explores human communication by focusing on the English language, its history, diversity and flexibility.

Part-time:Full-time:
16-18 hours per week
2 years
32-36 hours per week
1 year
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
2 years
Full-time:32-36 hours per week
1 year

This certificate offers an introduction to studying a choice of languages to varying levels; introduces the key concepts in language learning and develops study skills.

Part-time:Full-time:
16-18 hours per week
3 years
32-36 hours per week
1-2 years
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
3 years
Full-time:32-36 hours per week
1-2 years

Enrich your life and improve your skills for the workplace through this certificate that introduces a range of subjects in the arts and humanities.

Part-time:Full-time:Earliest Start date:
16-18 hours per week
2 years
32-36 hours per week
1 year
February 2022
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
2 years
Full-time:32-36 hours per week
1 year
Earliest Start date:February 2022

Modules (16)

Develop the specific language skills you need for successful academic study in English.

Part-time:
16-18 hours per week
Part-time:16-18 hours per week

Discover the fascinating role of language and communication in everyday life as you learn how English is used in a connected, globalised, and multicultural world.

Part-time:Earliest Start date:
16-18 hours per week
30 weeks
February 2022
Part-time:16-18 hours per week
30 weeks
Earliest Start date:February 2022

Explore the history and global diversity of the English language, and investigate everyday English language practices in social and political contexts around the world.

Part-time:
16-18 hours per week
Part-time:16-18 hours per week

Access Modules (2)

Designed to develop academic skills for further study, this introductory module offers insights into a wide range of subject areas, including art history, English literature, history, and modern languages.

Part-time:Earliest Start date:
Less than 16 hours per week
30 weeks
February 2022
Part-time:Less than 16 hours per week
30 weeks
Earliest Start date:February 2022

A fast track version of our Arts and Languages Access module - an ideal way to improve your study skills, and prepare for a range of OU qualifications in just 18 weeks.

Part-time:Earliest Start date:
Less than 16 hours per week
18 weeks
January 2022
Part-time:Less than 16 hours per week
18 weeks
Earliest Start date:January 2022

Short Courses (1)

Learn the skills central to three of the main forms of creative writing: poetry, fiction and scriptwriting.

Part-time:Earliest Start date:
Less than 16 hours per weekFebruary 2022
Part-time:Less than 16 hours per week
Earliest Start date:February 2022