Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA English Language and 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 combines the study of literature with the study of language from a linguistic perspective. You'll engage with theory and practice in literature and linguistics, and benefit from mutually illuminating critical debates in both disciplines. The programme will give you an in'depth understanding of the English language based on critical study and analysis of a wide range of literary and non'literary genres, including print and digital media. It will also encourage you to collect and examine everyday and institutional spoken language, ranging from gossip and friendship talk to political speeches, news and job interviews. You will become familiar with historical, geographical, socio'cultural and situational language variation, and develop a critical understanding of how language can be used as a resource to project identities and to shape representations of reality. At the same time, the programme offers a broad foundation in literary studies, including thematic and genre'based approaches to literature, comparative analysis, and literary theory.

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

Qualifications required:

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