In our BA English Literature programme, enhance your creative and analytical skills with exciting modules covering different themes, periods, and topics, including creative writing. Cultivate your professional skills and confidence for success in your chosen career.
104–120 UCAS points (or equivalent)
Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)
Q302 (if choosing Foundation Year)
3 years (full-time)
4 years (full-time) if opting for the additional placement year
4 years (full-time) if opting for Foundation Year entry
BA (single honours)
Course also available with Foundation Year
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change.
This course is offered as a degree with foundation year – a four-year programme which provides an additional foundation year at the beginning of the degree, that will give you academic and practical experience, as well as the skills you need to ensure you are equipped to successfully complete your chosen degree.
This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.
Why take a placement?
A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.
How we support you
The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.
We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.
Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.
This course has the option of studying abroad as part of your degree in your second semester of second year.
With Roehampton Abroad scholarships of up to £1,000 and Turing Scheme funding available, you could spend a semester at one of our partner universities across the globe, with destinations including the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe.
Find out more about where your degree could take you here.
Ranked in the top 5 universities in London for English (Guardian University Guide 2024). Ranked in the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction in English (Complete University Guide 2022).
A diverse curriculum covering the traditional - Shakespeare and Dickens - as well as contemporary issues such as gender, multiculturalism and environmentalism in literature.
Roehampton is ranked in the top 8 universities in the UK for graduate salaries for English and Creative Writing (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2020 results, earnings one year after graduation).
How to apply
- September 2024 entry: Home (UK) students – apply through UCAS (Roehampton UCAS institution code is R48)
Apply now for September 2024 entry through UCAS
- September 2024 entry: International students- apply using our direct application form
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If you need any help or advice with your application, or just want to ask us a question before you apply, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We welcome applicants with a wide range of qualifications, including BTECs, A-levels and T Levels.
When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential. In some cases, we will make you a contextual offer. Contextual offers ensure that all applicants have a fair opportunity of gaining a place with us, regardless of their background. Find out more about contextual offers.
Detailed advice on applying for an undergraduate degree is available on our How to apply page.
Tuition fees and funding
September 2024 entry tuition fees
Year 1 fees, see links in table below for more information.
We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.
We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.
For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience. Contact us to find out more.
When we consider applications to study with us, we form a complete view of your achievements to date, and future potential, and can offer flexibility in entry requirements. Find out more about our Contextual Offer scheme.
General entry requirements