New College of the Humanities

Course Introduction

The English major combines the broad historical coverage of traditional English degrees with distinctive features reflecting the College’s liberal arts tradition. These include the study of rhetoric, the study of stylistics, and comparison between literatures in English, literatures in different languages, different art forms, and between literary criticism and cognate disciplines. Philosophy complements the English Major by providing students with analytical tools and conceptual frameworks that enrich their interpretations of literary texts. It shares with English an emphasis on clarity, nuance, and precision of expression.

Course Modules

Literature 1830'1900 (30 credits), Literature 1700'1830 (30 credits), Criticism (30 credits), Ethics (30 credits), Literature 1550'1700(30 credits), Literature 1900 to the Present (30 credits), Literary Kinds (30 credits), Modern Philosophy (Advanced) (30 credits), North American Literature (30 credits), Cultures of London (30 credits), Comparative Literature (30 credits), Your choice of one of the following Philosophy courses: Advanced Ethics (30 credits), Kant to Nietzsche (30 credits), Philosophy of Mind & Language (30 credits)

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £14,000 Overseas Fees