Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA English and Comparative 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. This degree offers you the opportunity to read a generous range of works within a comparative context. You'll develop an understanding of the depth and breadth of literature, and will be able to practise the skills needed for a confident and effective reading of literary and non'literary texts. The degree is flexible, allowing you to specialise in the areas that interest you, whether they lie in American, British, European, Caribbean or other postcolonial literatures, historical periods, or literary themes and genres. Our staff come from a variety of cultural backgrounds, so they're ideally placed to offer their insights as you develop these interests. The Department is large enough to provide a wide range of modules, 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