University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Roehampton is ranked in the top three in London and top 20 in the UK for English and Creative Writing (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' Our vibrant and diverse curriculum covers traditional subjects such as Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte and Charles Dickens, as well as engaging with more contemporary topics, such as gender, multiculturalism, protest literature, and reading in the digital age. ' As a London'based university, we explore the ways in which literature has been shaped by the city, and arrange trips to Shakespeare's Globe, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of London, and the National Gallery. ' 100% of our History research is rated 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent' for the impact it has on society (Research Excellence Framework 2014). ' Roehampton is ranked Best Modern University in London (Complete University Guide 2016, the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and the Guardian University Guide 2016).

Course Modules

English Literature Year 1: introduction to literary studies; critical skills; reading and danger; master and slave; London in literature; literature and childhood. Year 2: medieval literature 850'1500; early modern literature, 1500'1700; the 18nth century; the romantic period 1789'1831; Victorian literature 1830'1900; American literature to 1900; literature and empire; literature 1900'1950. Optional modules: literature and empire 1; literature and empire 2; utopia and dystopia: swift to wells; origins and developments of children's literature; early modern literature, 1500'1700; early American literature 1 (colonial period ' 1865); early American literature 2 (1865'1900); literature and plague; early 20th century literature; mid'20th century literature; early medieval literature; later medieval literature; the restoration and the early 18th century; the early romantic period; early Victorian literature; later Victorian literature; eco'criticism and Canadian literature; the mid'18th century; the later romantic period; the history, theory and performance of stand'up comedy; gothic and fantastic literature; travel writing; about reading. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: literature 1960 to the present day; 20th century American literature 1; 20th century American literature 2; literature and addiction in the c20th; tragedy 1; tragedy 2; William Blake and the 20th century; writing multi'cultural Britain: from Sam Selvon to Zadie Smith; writing by women of colour; the literature of food; staging gender (Shakespeare to Behn); Shakespeare as literary dramatist; the Shakespearean stage (theatre, text, society); (un)homely spaces in fiction; laughing Victorians; comparative religion and literature; literature, history, protest; literature and cinema; discovery space (early modern theatre); subversive children's literature; postmodern plunder (rewriting classic narratives); reading literary theory; the Indian novel in English; classical Greek literature in translation; working class fiction; writing race and identity: contemporary Canadian writing; 20th century dystopian fiction; reading the American south (race, gender and memory); Charles Dickens; poetics of surveillance; crime fiction; graphic narratives. History Year 1: reading, writing and seeing history; independent history research project. Optional modules: living and dying in Europe 1000'1600; introduction to the Americas; politics and revolution (Europe 1789'1871); introduction to ancient history. Year 2: histories. Optional modules: intermediate seminar study; work placement; politics, society and religion in the late roman empire; polite and plebeian: material life, violence and power in 18th'century London; Latin American revolutions; British society in war and peace, 1880'1950; sex, lies and cheap print: politics, culture and society in England, 1660'1714; crime and punishment in England, 1750'1900; Germany, 1871'1945: Kaiser Reich, republic and 3rd Reich; crisis and conquest in medieval Britain 1066'1215; Sparta; the politics of sex and the body in Europe, 1880'1914; the ancient city of Rome (study trip to Rome); the Roehampton campus project. Year 3: dissertation; special essay. Optional modules: culture, gender and sexuality in the nineteenth century; work placement 2; romans and barbarians; Islam and women; Cuba (society, culture and struggle since 1898); themes in post'war British politics, society and culture; mind, body and the challenge of modernity, 1800'1918; radicalism in the English revolution, 1640'1653; world war 1 (100 years on); prosperity and violence in the age of the Vikings c. 870'1030; Demosthenes and the rhetoric of power; histories of childhood in Europe, 1850'1945; histories of 'home' in Britain, 1600'1850; crime stories; merchants and goods on the move (trade in the roman empire); magic and politics c. 1550 ' c. 1700.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £12,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 128
  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 128
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

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