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Enabling you to study literature and culture across linguistic and national boundaries, this degree offers you the opportunity to read a generous range of works within a comparative context.
Why study BA English & Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths?
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.
Year 1 (credit level 4)
You take four compulsory modules (120 credits) which will introduce you to the key areas, problems, and concepts of their respective disciplines.
Explorations in Literature
Approaches to Text
Literature of the Victorian Period
Introduction to Comparative Literature
Year 2 (credit level 5)
The modules in Year 2 offer a wide range of optional elements and they are designed to allow you to start to specialise in areas of your interest. At the same time, they are characterised by literary-historical and contextual range.
There is one compulsory module worth 30 credits, Studies in Comparative Literature which must be passed for the degree to be awarded. You are then able to choose modules worth a total of 90 credits from an approved list. At least one of these modules must be chosen from those designated by the Department as encompassing pre-1800 literature.
Year 3 (credit level 6)
You complete a compulsory dissertation (30 credits) of 6,000-8,000 words. You also take modules worth a total of 90 credits. The modules on offer may vary from year to year.
You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework portfolios, long essays, examinations (various timescales and formats) and dissertation. The dissertation must be passed for the degree to be awarded.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for entry to Year 1 of the programme.
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|A level||BBB||Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBBC||Grade B in English Literature (or Language and Literature) is required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||33 points||With three Higher Level subjects at 655 including English Literature (or Language and Literature).|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2||Including English Literature (or Language and Literature).|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBC||Grade B in English Literature (or Language and Literature) is required.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
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