Frequently Asked Questions

English Literature

  • 1. What are the requirements for a student who wants to major in Literature?

    • Exempted from or Passed NUS Qualifying English Test, or Exempted from further CELC Remedial English modules
    • You would then register for EN1101E An Introduction to Literary Studies. EN1101E is also for students who did not read Literature at the G.C.E. 'A' levels or have no background in Literature.
  • 2.What are the career prospects of a student of English Literature?

    Students acquire sensitivity to the nuances of language and sophisticated communicative skills developed through prolonged engagement with literary texts and criticism. They will be trained to develop the critical ability and theories necessary to engage with a range of cultural texts such as film, various types of written discourse, advertising and media. A literature student is thus well equipped for a number of jobs - typical career areas of recent graduates include journalism, television, public relations in banks and other corporations, teaching and publishing.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Level 5 (Undergraduate) & Level 6 (Graduate)
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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