University of Westminster

Course Introduction

In the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies we make the most of our central London location, organising regular public events with institutions such as Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery. As a student at the University of Westminster's Regent Campus, you will also benefit from our programme of regular guest lectures by high'profile published writers and authors. There is an established and lively research culture in English at Westminster, embracing a range of critical approaches and various periods; research sections include medieval and early modern, 18th and 19th century, Gothic studies, modernism, contemporary writing, and critical and cultural theory.

Course Modules

English Language Year 1: Subjects of study concentrate on knowledge of English language structure, words and their meanings, and an understanding of different texts and genres. Year 2: Subjects of study include the history of English, varieties of English around the world, and discourse analysis. Year 3: Subjects of study include English of the British Isles, language and gender, and a close study of the language of a specific author. English Literature Students are able to take modules in literature from Shakespeare to the present day, including texts from outside the usual tradition; there are also modules in literary theory and the history of ideas, ranging from classical philosophy to contemporary debates; optional modules are available in a wide range of topics such as contemporary writing, theatre studies, writing and gender, travel writing, American literature, gothic, romanticism, and post'colonial writing.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BCC
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

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82% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 84%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 78%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 75%

£18,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

90% Go on to work and/or study

In work 60
Studying 20
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 10
Unknown 0

19% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 21%

Total Coursework: 78%

Total Practical: 1%

£4,700 - £6,700
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£5,400 - £9,000
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