University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The combination of English language and English literature will appeal if you are interested in the reciprocity between language study and the reading of literary texts. It is a course that prepares you for detailed textual reading from both an analytical and aesthetic point of view; it provides you with a strong understanding of stylistic and grammatical issues, and of the principles of textual analysis, as well as developing your key transferable skills in communication.

Course Modules

First year core modules cover key words, what is literature, and words, meaning and texts; you will choose an option module from language myths, poetry, Shakespeare and performance, and introduction to language and literature, or a Westminster elective module from across the University. In the second year, alongside core modules on history and discourse, and either the novel or the 19th century, you will choose two options from a range including literary linguistics, writing revolutions, travel sickness, making memory, child language acquisition, monsters, or a Westminster elective. In your final year, alongside your dissertation you will choose up to five modules: literature modules include modernism, tragedy, contemporary literature, theory, and satire, morality and the city; language modules include literary language, language contact and change, language and power, language form, and applied language studies. You can also take a Westminster elective or work experience 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