University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course considers English literary texts against their background in the history of ideas, the other arts and British culture. It aims to make the most of our central London location, amid galleries, museums, cinemas, theatres and the urban landscape, in studying the social and theoretical issues relating to literature. The course is of interest to those whose first language is English with prior experience of literature, and international students wishing to take a degree in the UK.

Course Modules

First year core modules cover key words and what is literature; you will also choose two options from poetry and politics, Shakespeare and performance, or a Westminster elective module from across the University. Core modules in the second year focus on the novel, and the 19th century; you will then choose two options from subjects including writing revolutions, travel sickness, making memory, monsters, or a Westminster elective. In your final year, alongside your dissertation and a core module on modernism, you will choose three options from subjects including tragedy, contemporary writing, theory, a special writing topic, or satire, morality and the city; you can also take a Westminster elective module.

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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) £12,750 Overseas Fees