Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA English and History (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 explore the disciplines of history and English literature. You'll be introduced to the skills of the historian, and will analyse societies and their structures in a way that will inform and complement your literary studies. You'll explore thematic and genre'based approaches to literature, verbal analysis and literary theory. You'll have the opportunity to gain precious industry'standard experience through our History at Work placement scheme. Our staff come from a variety of cultural backgrounds and, with their diverse research specialties, they'll be able to help you develop your own interests. Both departments are 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 and Doris Lessing. Interdisciplinary modules draw together standard historical sources with literature, film, and the visual arts, and help you develop a wide range of skills that are attractive to employers. 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