Kingston University London

Course Introduction

This stimulating course provides the opportunity to study a range of English literature ' from Chaucer, through Shakespeare and the Victorian novel, to contemporary British, American and global literatures. The cutting'edge curriculum focuses on questions of culture and identity, and provides the chance to pursue creative projects in art, film, creative writing and digital media.

Course Modules

Year 1: Debates in literature; foundations of poetry and drama; reading fiction; writing with style; English in action; reading for writers; the hollywood cinema: 1927 to 1997; transforming texts: literature adaptation. Year 2: 18th century literature; 19th century American literature; Chaucer to Shakespeare; modernism: experiments in writing; renaissance drama; romantic vision; Victorian literature; critical introduction to English literature 1580'1920; independent research skills. Year 3: Children's literature; contemporary British fiction; ethnicity in American literature and culture; gothic literature; innovations in 20th century drama; renaissance poetry and prose; voices in 20th century poetry; critical introduction to World writing in English; history of critical issues; special study: America dreaming: suburbia, literature and culture; special study: Iris Murdoch; Jane Austen; Samuel Beckett; the short story; Victorian popular literature: sex, secrets and sensation; writing and environment.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons)
6 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 120
  • Irish Leaving Certificates BBCCCC
  • International Baccalaureate 30
  • European Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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96% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 83%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 64%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 74%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

80% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 15
Studying and working 0
Unemployed 15
Unknown 0

19% Total study time lectures

Total Coursework: 100%

£4,500 - £4,800
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,600 - £5,200
Typical cost of private accommodation