Are you considering studying English Literature at university? Do you want to find out more information about what courses at different institutions are like, to find out which might be best for you?

We know that the content of courses can vary quite a lot between different universities, so we want to help you access real-life student experiences, so you can make the right decisions about your future!

Here’s Matthias, taking you through what it’s like to study English Literature at the University of Oxford, what the course structure is like, and why he thought it was right for him.


Matthias is in his third year studying English Literature at Exeter College, Oxford. English Literature at Oxford splits into two different courses (titled Course 1, and Course 2) after the first year of study and Matthias has opted to take Course 2, focusing more explicitly on medieval texts and language. Outside of his studies, Matthias holds a Choral Scholarship at Exeter and sings with the College Chapel Choir for their thrice-weekly services.