Kingston University

English Literature including Foundation Year Kingston University Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Why choose this course?

– This course received more than 94 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).
– With central London so close, there are visits to the Globe Theatre, Science Museum, Royal Opera House and Victoria and Albert Museum.
– You’ll join a dynamic and active community, which includes the Writers’ Centre Kingston and Cultural Histories at Kingston. Weekly events and readings are from renowned academics and writers, such as Hanif Kureishi and Paul Bailey.

Foundation year - Humanities & Arts

If you want to gain a degree but are not yet ready for an undergraduate course, a foundation year is ideal. It offers an entry route if you lack A levels, have A levels in unrelated subjects, are a mature student or would simply like an introduction to degree level study.

Throughout this year-long course, you can study a range of subjects, ncluding literature, language, creative writing, journalism and media, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates. Once you've completed it, you can then progress on to BA(Hons) English Literature.

Course details


Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Foundation year modules

  • Humanities in Action: Identity, Voice, Style
  • Radical Imaginations
  • Being Human: History and the History of Ideas
  • Communication in Context and Practice

Year 1

  • Reading London
  • From Prospero to Potter: Reading through Theory
  • Race, Nation, Identity
  • Writing that Works

Year 2

  • Independent Research Studies
  • Deadly Desires/Dangerous Discourses: Gothic Literature and Theory
  • Optional modules

Year 3

  • Dissertation
  • Radical Writers
  • Optional modules

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

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 Q320
Institution code K84
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

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points 48 points (‘DD' or equivalent) from two A2 subjects or equivalent

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English language requirements

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change as we are awaiting the Office For Student Guidance on Fee levels for 2020 and beyond. For foundation year and international fees, please visit: Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs

Provider information

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Kingston University
River House
53-57 High Street
Kingston upon Thames

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