Take your love of literature to new heights, studying the English-speaking world’s most influential and inspiring writing. Our exciting degree programme will teach you how to read and interpret texts from a wide range of periods, places and genres, and to understand them in their historical, political and cultural contexts. You’ll gain a grounding in the critical and theoretical approaches that have shaped English literature in recent years. Our teaching takes an interdisciplinary approach: you’ll discover how philosophy, psychology and other disciplines can enrich our understanding of literary works. Based in the heart of London, the English department has a world-class reputation and an impressive range of expertise and choice of modules. From medieval epics and Renaissance literary culture to cutting-edge contemporary fiction and everything in between, there are opportunities to personalise your English degree and study the topics that most interest you. You can also apply for this course with a Year Abroad
Year 1 You will take the following modules (all compulsory) Literatures in Time: Epic and Romance in the Middle Ages (15 Credits) London Global (30 Credits) Poetry (15 Credits) Reading, Theory and Interpretation (30 Credits) Shakespeare (15 Credits) Please note that all modules are subject to change. Further information about modules in Year 2 and 3 of the course can be found on our course webpage.
Assessment typically includes a combination of coursework including essays, projects, presentations, log books and portfolios.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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English language requirements
All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require a Student Visa to enter the UK.
Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.