Over the centuries, many writers have studied in Cambridge: Spenser, Marlowe, Milton, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Tennyson, Forster, Plath, Hughes, Byatt and Zadie Smith. When established, the Cambridge course was considered daringly innovative and this ethos continues to shape teaching and research. Today s course balances a strong grounding in the core of English literature with the chance to explore literature from around the world, other art forms, the English language, and related intellectual traditions. You are taught by some of the most eminent writers and thinkers who, between them, teach and research almost every aspect of literature. They have no set approach beyond instilling the valuable skills of critical thinking, scholarly rigour and good writing.