We run some of the UK’s most innovative modules. Recent examples have included Literature and Protest, which examines the 2011 London riots; Literature of Food, taught by The Great British Bake-Off adviser Professor Nicki Humble, Literature and Cinema and Reading the Digital, which explores how the narrative form is changing in response to new modes, media and formats.
The English Literature programme will provide you with a range of skills you will need in the workplace, including clarity of expression in written work and oral presentation, research skills, and the ability to analyse arguments and ideas.
We have a thriving partnership with Wimbledon Bookfest and with local schools, providing you with the chance to volunteer or undertake paid work during your time at Roehampton. We also have our own press, Fincham Press, meaning you might see your work published.
According to the latest official survey, 94% of English Literature graduates are working or in further study six months after finishing their course – which means you’ll leave us not only with a deeper appreciation of literature but well-equipped to succeed in your chosen career.
"I enjoy the range of modules available and variety of texts that we study."