Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA English (with International Foundation Year) is suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for an undergraduate degree. This four'year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further three years of undergraduate study. International students who are admitted to this programme will normally be eligible for a four'year CAS and student visa. This will last the duration of the degree. Our English language and academic skills modules supplement your academic subjects. This degree gives you the opportunity to develop the critical and verbal skills needed for a confident, effective reading of literary and non'literary texts. It develops your core skills in analytical and imaginative reading and writing. Module options on this degree offer an historical view of writing in English, and also let you specialise in areas of interest, including thematic and genre'based approaches to literature, comparative analysis, and literary theory. Our staff have diverse cultural backgrounds and research areas, so are ideally placed to offer you insights as you develop your own interests in American, British, European, Irish, Caribbean or other literatures in English. The degree is structured to give you a broad foundation in literary and cultural studies, as well as the opportunity to study the topics that really interest you. The Department is large enough to provide a wide range of courses, but small enough to let you get to know other students and staff. We host a programme of guest lectures that has included major names in literature, including Alan Bennett, Germaine Greer, and Nobel Laureates Seamus Heaney, Doris Lessing, Harold Pinter and Derek Walcott. Our graduates have a good employment record, and have gone on to work in publishing, journalism, PR, teaching, advertising, and the media.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time Including Foundation Year
BA (Hons)

Qualifications required:

  • Course specific