English Literature, BA Hons

English Literature, BA Hons

English Literature is a BA Honours degree offered by the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre. It allows you to specialise in the study of poetry, the novel, film and theatre whilst also incorporating courses from a variety of other subject pathways.

This programme emphasises literature of the last two centuries, and English is interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art, film and theatre. The programme looks at the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received. Full advantage is taken of our culturally and historically rich location and proximity to central London. Visits to theatres, art galleries and museums are integral to many courses.

Content given below is indicative of what may be studied.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To encourage you to think critically about the nature of English study in relation to their own intellectual and professional interests
  • To provide a grounding in English literature from the Renaissance to the present day while giving opportunities to study key aspects of the literature and cultural history of Europe and the Americas
  • To examine the connections between critical theory and the practice or performance of literature.

UCAS code

Q300 G BA/Eng

Department

Literature, Language & Theatre

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time
6 years part-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

300 UCAS points

OF WHICH 260 points or more from A2 or an equivalent qualification

PLUS GCSEs to include English and mathematics at grade C or above.

* Applicants may be invited to interview.

* Entry requirements are subject to change. Please check the website to confirm detailed requirements before making your application.

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework (individual and group projects, presentations, textual analyses, critical reviews, portfolios and essays) and examinations.

Career options

Graduates can find careers in research, teaching, journalism, publishing, the media or arts administration, central or local government, retail or social work.

Full time

Year 1

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to study the following compulsory courses.

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Students are required to choose 30 credits from this list of options.

Part time

Year 1

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 2

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 3

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 4

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 5

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

Year 6

Students are required to choose 60 credits from this list of options.

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English and Creative Writing

Study one of our English or creative writing programmes and explore the written word in all its forms, from drama and visual arts to fiction and poetry.

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