Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA English and American Literature (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. Examine the formation of the American literary aesthetic, and the critical concepts and ideologies that shape the American nation, through the study of a varies range of literary and critical works from both sides of the Atlantic. You'll cultivate an understanding of the main cultural, historical and political concepts underpinning America and its literatures. You'll be able to examine American literary and cultural contexts, the formation of an American literary aesthetic from Puritan times to the present day, and the critical concepts and ideologies that shape the American nation. You'll be able to access probably the best collection of American materials in the country, in the University of London Library. Our staff come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and, with their diverse research specialities, they'll be able to help you develop your own interests. 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 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