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Teaching Structure

The course is taught through a combination of tutorials and classes at Trinity, with lectures held in the English Faculty for the whole year-group across the University. Tutorials, for which you will write an essay on a topic selected in consultation with your tutor, offer you ample opportunity to explore your own interests in an independent way. They are normally held in pairs and each week you will discuss your written work and your ideas with your peer(s) and tutor. College classes allow you to make or respond to oral presentations in a scholarly way, and to engage in group discussions led by a tutor. College tutors play a key role across the three years of your course, and you may also work with specialists from other colleges. The English Faculty organises lectures and seminars where you will be studying alongside students from across the University.

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Career Prospects

Graduates in English are valued for their ability to write with clarity and cogency, argue persuasively, and read, analyse, and present information quickly and clearly. Recent Trinity graduates have gone on to work in a wide variety of fields including teaching, journalism, government, arts and architecture, film and theatre, the heritage/ museum sector, finance, and the law. Many also proceed to further study and research in English and related fields. Several former Trinity undergraduates are now established academics at leading universities in the UK and the US, or are currently engaged in cutting-edge doctoral and post-doctoral work.