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Undergraduate courses

English Literature

Why study at Roehampton

  • An unrivalled choice and variety of modules, giving you the chance to study everything from Shakespeare to Neil Gaiman
  • The opportunity to make use of London’s amazing resources, with visits to Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Tate Britain, the Museum of London, the National Maritime Museum and many more 
  • The chance to study Children’s Literature at every level of the degree
  • Employability opportunities, including work placements with a local literary festival, Bookclubs in Schools, and Fincham Press

We’re home to internationally-recognised writers and poets including Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Adam Foulds, Iain Sinclair, Melvin Burgess, Fiona Sampson, James Smythe and David Harsent.

This course is for you if you’re interested in children’s literature, crime fiction, Shakespeare, literature and film, stand-up comedy, or Victorian novels.

You’ll gain a solid understanding of English literature, with specialised knowledge in particular areas, and develop important skills in reading, writing and independent research.

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. Roehampton is the only UK university to offer children’s literature options throughout the course. It’s also the first university to offer The Literature of Food, 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, including Roehampton’s Chancellor, 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.

Read more about the course, including all our module choices, by clicking here.

Example modules

  • Literature & Cinema
  • Laughing Victorians
  • Subversive Children’s Literature
  • Literature of Food
  • Staging Gender

Career options

You’ll gain the skills you need to succeed in:
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Public relations
  • Media
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Arts and events management
  • The Civil Service
  • Teaching
  • Law
  • Leisure and tourism
  • Postgraduate study
UCAS code

Q300

Level

Undergraduate

BA Single Honours
BA/BSc Combined Honours

Single or Combined honours

Entry tariff

320 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »

Department

English and Creative Writing »

Duration

3 years (full-time), 5–7 years (part-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2015; UK/EU) »

£12,000 (2015; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Combinations

Creative Writing [WQ83] »

Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies [WQL3] »

English Language and Linguistics [Q310] »

French [QR3X] »

History [QV31] »

Modern Languages [QR3X] »

Philosophy [QV35] »

Spanish [QR34] »

Related courses

Creative Writing »

MA PGDip Children's Literature »

MA PGDip Creative Writing »

Further information

Contact our Enquiries team
enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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