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English and Comparative Literature (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #417 (QS) ,
Enabling you to study literature and culture across linguistic and national boundaries, this English and Comparative Literature (Hons) degree, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, gives you the opportunity to read a generous range of works within a comparative context.

About

Why study BA English and Comparative Literature (Hons) at Goldsmiths, University of London?

  • You’ll read a huge variety of literature, spanning national and linguistic boundaries. This includes English, European, American, Caribbean and other postcolonial literatures. You’ll be drawing comparisons between this literature and between different settings and time periods.We don’t just focus on texts – you’ll have the chance look at the relationship between literature and other disciplines including art, film and theatre.You'll develop a grounding in the methods and terms used in the analysis of text and have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with a variety of genres.You'll be able to choose from a wide range of specialised option modules, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests.
  • You’ll be able to take an optional work experience module, which will benefit your studies, skillset and CV.

The skills you'll develop

Our degrees open up a wide range of careers by developing critical and analytical skills, proficiency in assessing evidence, the clear expression of ideas, and the ability to bring together insights from a range of subjects – all of which are attractive to a variety of employers. You will learn to solve problems, to think critically and creatively, and to communicate with clarity.

Careers

Our graduates have a good employment record: professions include publishing, journalism, PR, teaching, advertising, civil service, business and industry, European Union private sector management and personnel work, and the media. You can read more about the career options open to you after graduation on our English and Comparative Literature careers pages.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • You can still apply up to 30 June
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Explorations in Literature
  • Approaches to Text
  • Literature of the Victorian Period
  • Introduction to Comparative Literature

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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-level: BBB
  • BTEC: DDM
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 points overall with Three HL subjects at 655 
  • Access: Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject-specific modules
  • Scottish qualifications: BBBBC (Higher) or BBC (Advanced Higher)
  • European Baccalaureate: 75%, including a strong grade in English Literature
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H2 H2
Additional requirements
  • Grade B in A-level English Literature (or Language and Literature) is required; A-level General Studies is not accepted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14330 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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4625

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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