Harris Manchester takes students for the following undergraduate courses involving English Literature:

English Language and Literature  (courses I and II)
Classics and English  (courses I and II)
History and English


If you’re thinking about reading English at Oxford, why pick Harris Manchester?

We offer our students plenty of individual attention. There are up to six students in each year reading English here (including those reading for Joint Schools), which means that we can work closely with you as you learn and develop as a thinker and writer.  We have a tutor who can provide bespoke support with study skills.

The Fellow and Tutor in English, Professor Kate McLoughlin, has published widely on war writing and modernism and is currently working on literature and silence.  She will teach you for your first-year papers in Victorian and Modern Literature and your Finals Paper in Romantic Literature. Dr Elizabeth Solopova teaches literature from 650 to 1550 and Dr Hugh Gazzard literature from 1550 to 1760.  For optional papers and dissertations, we have arrangements with tutors at other colleges, so you will have the opportunity to work with scholars across the university.'

If you’re reading History and English, most of your teaching will be done in college. We have an ongoing arrangement with Jesus College to provide classics tuition for those reading Classics and English.

We like to think of ourselves as the ‘English School’ at Harris Manchester: a community of people who love literature—and that includes tutors, research fellows and postgraduate students as well as undergraduates. We regularly get together for social events and there is a collegial atmosphere of friendship and support.  Whether you’re someone who likes nothing better than working alone in a library or someone who enjoys discussing books with other people, you’ll fit in here.

Competitive scholarships are available for students coming to study who already have an excellent first degree.

Want to know more?  Then please see the following short films about studying at Oxford on Youtube:

Classics & English
English Language and Literature
History & English