University of Westminster

Course Introduction

In the Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies we make the most of our central London location, organising regular public events with institutions such as Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery. As a student at the University of Westminster's Regent Campus, you will also benefit from our programme of regular guest lectures by high'profile published writers and authors. There is an established and lively research culture in English at Westminster, embracing a range of critical approaches and various periods; research sections include medieval and early modern, 18th and 19th century, Gothic studies, modernism, contemporary writing, and critical and cultural theory.

Course Modules

Level 1: Composition 1 and 2; contemporary Britain; history of ideas; introduction to critical approaches; theatre studies; the renaissance; the Victorians; ways of reading; writing London. Level 2: Critical theory; gender and sexuality; modernism; postcolonial literature; romanticism; theories of representation; the rise of the novel; writing poetry; writing prose fiction. Level 3: British theatre; creative writing project; dissertation; internship; literature and psychoanalysis; postmodernism; reading gothic; reading women; renaissance drama.

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

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level BCC
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MDD
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units)
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units)
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units) M2

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

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 87%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 86%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 83%

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

85% Go on to work and/or study

In work 56
Studying 19
Studying and working 10
Unemployed 11
Unknown 3

17% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 3%

Total Coursework: 91%

Total Practical: 6%

£4,700 - £6,700
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,400 - £9,000
Typical cost of private accommodation