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English Literature (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #601 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
This English Literature (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster presents an opportunity to study English literature in its wider social, cultural, and historical contexts. You will be able to engage with an exciting variety of texts, both traditional and non-traditional. 
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This English Literature (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster will help you explore the relationship between literature and other kinds of cultural works (such as films, museums, music, and art). You will become sophisticated at close reading literary works, at the same time as sharpening your skills in research and critical thinking. 

This training in critical and creative reading is especially suitable for those considering teaching English, publishing or journalism, and any career that involves sophisticated communication skills and an advanced level of language use. It is of particular interest to those wishing to develop their abilities as a writer. 

The degree strongly promotes the transferable and cognitive skills that employers value, and that contribute to lifelong personal and professional development. 


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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:

  • English Literature Tutorial
  • What is Literature?
  • Keywords for Literary Studies
  • Shakespeare and Performance
  • Poetry and Politics
  • English Literature Tutorial
  • The Nineteenth Century
  • The Novel
  • Monsters
  • Making Memory: Culture, History and Representation
  • Travel Sickness
  • Writing Revolutions

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    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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  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A Levels – BCC to ABB (to include an English or Humanities subject)
  • International Baccalaureate – 27 points including 5 higher level English A/ 6 HL English B or a Humanities subject. We also welcome applications from students taking the IB Career related Programme;
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM to DDM Humanities or Creative Subject
  • BTEC Diploma – D*D to D*D* + A Level in a Humanities subject
  • Access – 104 to 128  UCAS Tariff points from the Access course in a Humanities subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 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

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