Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Why choose this course?**

This course covers major genres and periods of literature, with opportunities to specialise in key periods and special topics. You can focus on issues of diversity, identity, political writing, popular fiction, and experimental literature.

Our regular teaching programme is enhanced by outside speakers and field trips which bring subjects to life and make the most of Kingston's close location to central London. Recent visits have included the Globe Theatre, the Science Museum, the Royal Opera House and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

You'll be taught by world-leading academics with highly rated research publications. Course assessment is flexible and innovative, ranging from traditional essays and dissertations to creative projects in areas such as creative writing, film and performance.

**Foundation year - Humanities & Arts**

If you are thinking of returning to education after a break you could apply for our foundation year course. This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the humanities or arts. At Kingston these include Creative Writing, Dance, English Literature, English Language and History.

Throughout the year-long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a humanities or arts degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Foundation year

- Becoming an Independent Learner

- Radical Imaginations

- Being Human: History and the History of Ideas

- Communication in Context and Practice

Year 1

- Reading London: Drama, Poetry and Prose

- Race, Nation, Identity: Literatures of the World

- From Prospero to Potter: Reading Through Theory

- Wizards, Monsters and Villains: Explorations in Popular Literatures

Year 2

- Independent Research Studies

- Deadly Desires/Dangerous Discourse: Gothic Literature and Theory

- Being Human: Self, Subject, Identity in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

- Selfhood and Nation: Life and Literature in an Age of Imperial Expansion, 1660-1830

- Sex and the City: From Victorian Metropolis to Modernist Wasteland

- Transforming Realities: Innovation and Social Change in Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

Year 3

- Dissertation

- Radical Writers

- Children's Literature for Adult Readers

- Special Author

- American Countercultures

- Imagined Places: Humans, Animals and Cyborgs

- British Black and Asian Writing

- Making Shakespeare: Text, Performance and Adaptation

- Gender and Sexuality

Start Date:


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