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Faculty of Humanities and Education

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature


BA in Literatures in English

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About the Programme

Explore the relationship between word, emotion and meaning.  A Bachelor of Arts degree with a major or minor in Literatures in English combines analysis and writing for understanding and then developing creative content for culturally and socially significant texts.

What Will I Study?

You will discover:
  • Culturally defining texts from across the world
  • Techniques to identify how meaning is produced and communicated
  • Application of creative expression in addressing social concerns
  • Practical writing skills for critical and creative content
Learn more about Literatures in English.

Facilities and Resources

The Department publishes journals devoted to literary criticism and creative writing:
Access seminal texts about the literature and culture of the Caribbean in the Sidney Martin Library’s West Indies Collection (WIC)


Our faculty does research in diasporic writing, Caribbean literature and criticism. We focus on Caribbean Popular Culture, Speculative Fiction and African film.

Career Opportunities

If you want to:
  • Pursue a career as an English Teacher
  • Focus on publishing
  • Practice journalism
  • Become a content creator
  • Be a creative writer
  • Continue on to Humanities, Administrative or select Social Science postgraduate programmes

Then this degree is for you!

Why Study in Barbados

From Barbados, encounter the rest of the Eastern Caribbean – from festivals to intellectual fora. Explore cross-cultural links between literatures of the Caribbean and the globe by experiencing the landscape, language and culture that inspire internationally acclaimed and new Caribbean/diaspora writers. 

At a Glance

  • Degree Level: Undergraduate
  • Qualification: BA
  • Duration: 4 years part time, 3 years full time


Programme Details

13 courses approved by the Faculty of Humanities & Education must be taken.

You can do courses in:

  • Introduction to Drama
  • Caribbean Popular Culture
  • Contemporary Science Fiction
  • Creative Writing

See Complete Course List »

LITS Reading List_Semester II, 2023-24

Several scholarships, awards and grants are available. Visit for further details.
You can also opt for a tuition payment plan. View Tuition Costs »

Applications are accepted from November to February. However, expressions of interest are accepted ALL year. Visit the Admissions website to view Entry Requirements and to Apply Now ». 

Department of Language, Linguistics and Literature
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