King's College London

Course Introduction

Study in the heart of London, and engage with its literary and visual history. English modules cover the global history of literatures in English, plus modules from the best department for film studies in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2013).

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Classical and biblical contexts of English literature; introducing literary theories; medieval literary culture; reading poetry; renaissance literature; writing London. Year 2 examples: History, politics and the Elizabethan imagination; Irish literature and culture; language of dance; modernist fiction; rise of the novel; narrating the nation. Year 3 examples: English language and literature: Literature and impressionism; medieval body in pain; medieval romance; memory and time in the 19th century; performance philosophy; post colonial Australian literature; Film studies: American underground cinema or American independent cinema; fathers in film; film and trans'nationalism; film genre, style and ideology; film noir or the European crime film.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher
  • European Baccalaureate 85%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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87% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 93%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 69%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 78%

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

91% Go on to work and/or study

In work 65
Studying 24
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 7
Unknown 2

16% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 17%

Total Coursework: 77%

Total Practical: 6%

£5,980 - £6,740
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,800 - £6,400
Typical cost of private accommodation