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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration

About

Offering more than 40 modules from across a thousand years of English, American and global literature, English at Royal Holloway is a particularly wide-ranging subject which allows you to develop your passions, debate cutting-edge ideas, and to pursue, if you wish, your own creative writing.

The flexibility of this English programme at Royal Holloway University of London encourages discovery: from the Knights of the Round Table to contemporary literature on global questions like migration or the environment, you will encounter many new literary worlds and new ways of understanding familiar ones.

Career opportunities

Although many of our students go on to further study in literature and other fields, skills such as research, presentation, teamwork, negotiation and communication will prepare you for a wide range of career opportunities.  Recent graduate have gone on to careers in:

  • Accountancy and banking
  • Publishing
  • Law
  • Media, PR and journalism
  • Teaching
  • Theatre and arts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Monsters, Wonders, and Travellers: Medieval Literature from Beowulf to Chaucer
  •  Critical Foundations: Thinking as a Critic
  •  Literature and Crisis
  •  Shakespeare
  •  Reorienting the Novel
  •  Introduction to Poetry
  •  Middle English Poetry
  •  Tolkein's Roots
  •  Medieval Dream and Vision
  •  Strange Fictions
  •  Renaissance Literature

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • A Levels: AAB-ABB
  • A-level in English Literature or English Literature and Language
  • At least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9-4 including English and Mathematics.
  • IELTS: 7.0 overall. Writing 7.0. No other subscore lower than 5.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18300 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18300 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • We award our scholarships competitively, usually based on your academic achievements, as well as your scholarship statement. 
  • Bursaries are awarded to all students who meet the eligibility criteria

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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