London South Bank University

Course Introduction

The Department has links with a wide range of professional institutions and creative artists. We also regularly hold events with literary agents, publishers, and creative organisations.

Course Modules

Year 1: the practice of literary criticism: 1; the practice of literary criticism: 2; literature in society: drama; understanding poetry; short story and prose. Plus one optional module from: writing for performance; writing the short film; writing poetry. Year 2: critical approaches to literature; tragedy to the English renaissance. Plus four optional modules from: literature of the romantic period; writing a life; writing the novel; radio drama; research into writing; interactive fiction; cultural memory; representing gender in film. Year 3: Shakespeare, text and performance; single author study: postcolonial writers. Plus four optional modules from: adaptation and dramatization; modern and contemporary poetry; media law and ethics; literature into film; single author study: contemporary fiction; literary magazine.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 104-112
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma D*D*
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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84% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 72%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 77%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 72%

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

68% Go on to work and/or study

In work 55
Studying 7
Studying and working 6
Unemployed 27
Unknown 6

24% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 16%

Total Coursework: 74%

Total Practical: 11%

£4,480 - £5,226
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