University of Roehampton

Course Introduction

' Learn with experts in a personalised and friendly small class environment. ' Develop your own projects and explore language that is personally relevant to you. ' Roehampton is ranked the best modern university in London (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016) and the most research'intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014). ' Roehampton is ranked in the top three in London and top 20 in the UK for English and Creative Writing (Guardian University Guide 2016). ' As a London'based university, we explore the ways in which literature has been shaped by the city, and arrange trips to Shakespeare's Globe, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Museum of London, and the National Gallery.

Course Modules

English Language and Linguistics Year 1: meaning in language; language, society and power. Optional modules: language change; accents and dialects; hands on language; language and logic; approaches and methods in language teaching; translation concepts and strategies. Year 2: English in its social context 1; English in its social context 2; discourse and conversation analysis 1; discourse and conversation analysis 2; phonetics and phonology; words and sentences 1; words and sentences 2. Optional modules: language and gender; stylistics; digital literacies; language in the media; child discourse; syntax; bilingual language use; pragmatics; writers, texts and contexts; history and theory of translation. Year 3: language acquisition; semantics; psycholinguistics; sexist language; language and the market; language issues in multilingual settings; philosophy of language; the linguistics of sign language; forensic linguistics; language disorders; 2nd language acquisition; English as a global language; English for specific purposes; intercultural communication. English Literature Year 1: introduction to literary studies; critical skills; reading and danger; master and slave; London in literature; literature and childhood. Year 2: medieval literature 850'1500; early modern literature, 1500'1700; the 18nth century; the romantic period 1789'1831; Victorian literature 1830'1900; American literature to 1900; literature and empire; literature 1900'1950. Optional modules: literature and empire 1; literature and empire 2; utopia and dystopia: swift to wells; origins and developments of children's literature; early modern literature, 1500'1700; early American literature 1 (colonial period ' 1865); early American literature 2 (1865'1900); literature and plague; early 20th century literature; mid'20th century literature; early medieval literature; later medieval literature; the restoration and the early 18th century; the early romantic period; early Victorian literature; later Victorian literature; eco'criticism and Canadian literature; the mid'18th century; the later romantic period; the history, theory and performance of stand'up comedy; gothic and fantastic literature; travel writing; about reading. Year 3: dissertation. Optional modules: literature 1960 to the present day; 20th century American literature 1; 20th century American literature 2; literature and addiction in the c20th; tragedy 1; tragedy 2; William Blake and the 20th century; writing multi'cultural Britain: from Sam Selvon to Zadie Smith; writing by women of colour; the literature of food; staging gender (Shakespeare to Behn); Shakespeare as literary dramatist; the Shakespearean stage (theatre, text, society); (un)homely spaces in fiction; laughing Victorians; comparative religion and literature; literature, history, protest; literature and cinema; discovery space (early modern theatre); subversive children's literature; postmodern plunder (rewriting classic narratives); reading literary theory; the Indian novel in English; classical Greek literature in translation; working class fiction; writing race and identity: contemporary Canadian writing; 20th century dystopian fiction; reading the American south (race, gender and memory); Charles Dickens; poetics of surveillance; crime fiction; graphic narratives.

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
5 - 7 years
Part Time
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 128
  • International Baccalaureate 27
  • Tariff (Scottish qualifications) 128
  • GCE AS-level
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • BTEC National Diploma MDD
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • OCR Certificate for IT Professionals
  • OCR Certificate/Diploma for iMedia Professionals
  • OCR L3 Certificate for Young Enterprise
  • OCR L3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
  • OCR L3 Quals in ICT Systems and Principles
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) D2
  • OCR Diploma for IT Professionals
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Certificate
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Award
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Specialist Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate
  • Course specific

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