King's College London

Course Introduction

Looks at the classical world as a whole, including option of Greek or Latin language (available from beginner). Studying English literature develops critical thinking and succinct expression of ideas ' valuable assets in today's job market.

Course Modules

Year 1 examples: Language in time; classical and biblical contexts of English literature; introducing literary theories; medieval literary culture; reading poetry; renaissance literature; writing London. Year 2 examples: Describing Constantinople; Greek drama/Roman drama; narrative literature in antiquity; performance literature in antiquity; presocratics, hippocratics and sophists; the ancient and medieval book; the Byzantine saint; the classical tradition; Year 3 examples: Elizabethan Shakespeare; gender and performance; imagined worlds; Jacobean Shakespeare; James Joyce and Ulysses; Jane Austen in context; literature and impressionism; medieval body in pain; medieval romance.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level AAB
  • SQA Higher AAAAB
  • European Baccalaureate 75%
  • International Baccalaureate 35
  • SQA Advanced Higher AB
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma

Key Course Information

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92% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 85%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 81%

£20,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

89% Go on to work and/or study

In work 66
Studying 21
Studying and working 2
Unemployed 6
Unknown 5

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 59%

Total Coursework: 41%

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

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