Goldsmiths, University of London

English with Foundation Year (Integrated Degree) Goldsmiths, University of London Degree level: Undergraduate

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This is a four-year degree at Goldsmiths. If you successfully achieve the progression requirements of the foundation year, you can continue with the full-time three-year BA (Hons) English degree.

Why study the Integrated Degree in English at Goldsmiths?

  • There are no formal entrance requirements, you just need to demonstrate a keen interest in the subject

  • You'll attend a study skills module as part of the programme, to develop your academic writing and research skills

  • You'll develop an understanding of literary history and criticism, and the confidence and skills necessary to progress to the degree

  • You'll have the opportunity to progress to our BA English degree

  • Our staff come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and, with their diverse research specialities, they’ll be able to help you develop your own interests

  • The Department is large enough to provide a wide range of modules, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff

Course details

Modules

The foundation year takes an overview approach to literary history, and includes components in Renaissance studies, 18th-century literature, Victorian literature and modernism. Novels, plays and poetry will be studied, and a variety of approaches to literary criticism are discussed and critically assessed. You also learn study skills, and critically evaluate your own work in individual tutorials.

Module options on this degree offer an historical view of writing in English, and also let you specialise in areas of interest, including thematic and genre-based approaches to literature, comparative analysis, and literary theory. Our staff have diverse cultural backgrounds and research areas, so are ideally placed to offer you insights as you develop your own interests in American, British, European, Irish, Caribbean or other literatures in English.

Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.


How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code Q304
Institution code G56
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

There are no formal entrance requirements, you just need to demonstrate a passion for the subject, and the ability to write about it in fluent prose.

Admission is by interview and a short piece of written work.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Goldsmiths, University of London
New Cross
Lewisham
SE14 6NW


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020 7078 5300


English and Comparative Literature

020 7919 7436


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