You’ll be taught by academics who are passionate about what they teach and invested in your success.
You’ll study modules that are a stimulating mix of tradition and innovation, giving you the opportunity to study everything from the Laughing Victorians to Crime Fiction. Recent core modules have included Subversive Children's Literature, The Romantics and Early Modern Literature. You'll also get an impressive selection of optional modules, so you can follow your passion or develop a new one. You can choose from exciting modules that might include Utopia and Dystopia, Literature and Cinema or, Literature and Protest, which examines the 2011 London riots and theories of crowd psychology.
Roehampton has the only English Literature degree offer Children’s Literature options throughout the course. It’s also the first university to offer The Literature of Food, currently taught by The Great British Bake-Off adviser Professor Nicki Humble.
This interactive degree makes the most out of our London location, integrating the culture and drama of the city into the course syllabus. You’ll visit Shakespeare’s Globe theatre, the National Theatre, and the Victoria and Albert museum among others.
When you’re back in the classroom you’ll have the opportunity to attend events led by industry professionals, such as archivists, curators, and theatre companies. Special seminars and masterclasses are also held by the Department’s internationally recognised writers, currently including Roehampton’s Chancellor, world-renowned author Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson.
Department life is further enriched by our partnership with a major literary festival, Wimbledon Bookfest, and the London-based Bookclubs in Schools. The University also has its own printing press, Fincham Press, meaning you could see your work published
Our students agree the course is something special, giving it 97% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2014, placing Roehampton joint third in the UK in the field.