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English, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The dynamic English BA degree at King's College London offers you the chance to study in the heart of London and engage with diverse and challenging literary histories from work on modern theatre to the study of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and twentieth-century American poetry to Milton, Jane Austen to Virginia Woolf. 
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Studying English at King's College London you will encounter literature that stretches back through the centuries and reaches out across the globe. We pride ourselves on the range and diversity of the modules we offer, from medieval literature to contemporary poetry and creative writing. We also employ diverse approaches, combining contemporary literary theory, close textual examination and historical scholarship. Our aim is to offer open and imaginative approaches to classic English texts together with newer and less familiar developments in the discipline.

Key benefits

  • One of the oldest English departments in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.

  • Personal attention is given to each student, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere and a network of support.

  • We offer a wide range of modules and diverse approaches.

  • Central London location offers access to Shakespeare’s Globe, and countless other sites and buildings with literary associations.

  • Graduates develop transferable analytical and communications skills making them highly desirable to employers across a range of sectors.

Career destinations

Recent graduates have found employment as…
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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:

  • Classical and Biblical Contexts of English Literature
  • Early Modern Literary Culture
  • Introducing Literary Theories
  • Language and Time
  • Medieval Literary Culture
  • Reading Poetry
  • Writing London

English Language Requirements

  • 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:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • AAA
Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.
  • Required subjects
English Literature, or combined English Language and Literature
  • Preferred subjects
English Literature and another arts subject

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19800 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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