B.A. (English Literature)

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature

Duration: 3 Years
Level: Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: 10+2

B.A. English Literature or Bachelor of Arts in English Literature is an undergraduate English course. English Literature course covers the study of English Literature and writings from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. The degree course covers lessons on almost all the best-known and best-loved writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare, Swift, Milton, Jane Austen, Dickens and the list is countless. The degree course consists of chapters that progress chronologically through the periods of English Literature and writings. The duration of the course three years and it is career originating in nature that opens many scopes for them after its completion.

B.A. English Literature Eligibility

  • The basic eligibility criterion for pursuing B.A. (English Literature) degree is qualifying 10+2 or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized board of the country.

B.A. English Literature Syllabus

Syllabus of English Literature as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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Subjects of Study


American Literature


Elizabethan Age


History of English Literature


Indian Writing in English


Introduction to Various Literary Forms


Milton and Neo-Classical Age


Poetry and Fiction


Post Colonial Literatures in English


Prose & Drama


Romantic Age




Victorian Age


B.A. English Literature Colleges

B.A. English Literature Course Suitability

  • Candidates having interest in English language and literature are good match for it.
  • Those who want to become teacher and lecturer in schools and colleges respectively after completing the Master degree course and then for research work can go for it.
  • Candidates willing to go abroad especially in English speaking countries with the purpose of studying, working and the like others also are suitable for the course.

How is B.A. English Literature Course Beneficial?

  • B.A. (English Literature) degree holders are eligible for pursuing their Post graduate degrees in the subject of English Literature and thus become further eligible for the job of a lecturer/teacher to teach the subject at various levels.
  • They have also the option of going in area including museums, community and voluntary organizations.
  • They can run private coaching centres regarding English language coaching, speaking and the like.

B.A. English Literature Employment Areas

  • Broadcasting
  • Business Process Outsourcing Units
  • Business Organizations
  • Civil Services
  • Communication Management
  • Film and Video Production
  • Film Editing and Direction
  • Graphics and Printing Industry
  • Local and International Call Centres
  • Media & Entertainment Industry
  • Theatre

B.A. English Literature Job Types

  • Teacher & lecturer
  • Copy Editor - English Literature
  • Subject Matter Expert English Literature
  • English Content Writer
  • Translator
  • English Language Trainer
  • Spoken English Trainer

Advance Courses in B.A. English Literature

English Courses
English Degree Courses
B.A. (Communicative English)
B.A. (English Literature and Theatre Studies)
B.A. (English with Journalism)
B.A. (English)
B.A. (Functional English)
B.A. (Hons.) (English)
B.A. + M.A. (English Language)
B.Com. (Communicative English)
B.Com. (Functional English)
M.A. (Communicative English)
M.A. (English and Communicative Studies)
M.A. (English Literature and American Studies)
M.A. (English Literature)
M.A. (English)
M.Phil. (English and Communicative Studies)
M.Phil. (English Literature)
M.Phil. (English)
Ph.D. (English Literature)
Ph.D. (English)
Ph.D. (Humanities (English) and Management)
English Diploma Courses
Advance Diploma in Communicative English
Advanced Diploma in English Communication and Presentation Skills
Advanced Diploma in Functional English
Diploma Course in Communication Skills in English
Diploma in Creative Writing in English
Diploma in English
Diploma in Functional English
Diploma in Translation Proficiency (English)
Post Graduate Diploma in English
Post Graduate Diploma in Business English
Post Graduate Diploma in Communicative English
Post Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing in English
Post Graduate Diploma in Spoken English (PGDSE)
Post Graduate Diploma in the Teaching of English (PGDTE)
English Certificate Courses
Certificate Course in English and Communication Skills
Certificate Course in English Communication
Certificate Course in English Improvement
Certificate Course in Functional English
Certificate Course in Indian Literature & in English Translation
Certificate in English & Communication Skills
Certificate in English Speaking & Personality Development
Certificate in Translation Proficiency (English)
Certified Course in Teaching of English
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