St Mary's University, Twickenham

Course Introduction

When you study literature you are not just reading and thinking about great books, you are also asking questions about society’s past and future, and ultimately interrogating your own past and future.

During your time here you will be studying literature from the Renaissance to the present day, all within the vicinity of Horace Walpole’s Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill House, which is located on our campus.

The programme has a traditional and rigorous core of compulsory modules covering: Tragedy, Critical Theory, Renaissance Literature (including Shakespeare), Romanticism and Modernism. The literary training provided ensures that you will cover the conventional ‘classics’ meticulously.

You will develop skills that will complement the unique and innovative optional units, which you can tailor to your interests and passions.

Examples of optional modules include:

Gothic Cultures 1750'1900

Curating London

Writing Conflict: the First World War

The Lyricism of Protest: Bob Dylan

Contemporary Fiction

American Literature

There are also opportunities to take courses oriented towards developing career aspirations in the culture industries and education, ensuring that you are prepared for the world of work.

Start Date:

09/09/2019

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) Other Fees