Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

Open to international students only, our BA Media and 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 allows you to explore critical perspectives in literature and media alongside each other while developing your skills in creative writing (script and short story) and editing. It will stimulate and develop your critical faculties and at the same time help you improve as a creative writer (film, tv, radio, print and new media). You'll be taught by leading scholars and researchers in Media and Communications studies and English and Comparative Literature. You'll take creative writing modules (one per year) that are taught by working screenwriters, fiction writers, radio dramatists and editors. You'll have the opportunity to follow thematic and research interests that bear on your own original writing. You'll develop script and prose editorial skills, and will produce a portfolio of creative writing project work. Both departments regularly host talks, debates and readings in which major international researchers, writers and critics present and talk about their work; they have included Danny Boyle, Gurinder Chadha, Noel Clark, Doris Lessing, Seamus Heaney, Alan Bennett, Will Self and Germaine Greer. We're ranked third in the UK for the quality and impact of our media research (Research Excellence Framework), which means that by studying in the department you'll be working alongside academics who are leaders in their fields.

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

Qualifications required:

  • Course specific