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BA English

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November 2024

Programme Duration

3-6 years (BA) | 2-5 years (DipHE) | 1-5 years (CertHE)

Academic Direction
Goldsmiths, University of London
Modes of Study
Local teaching centre

Study some of the world's greatest literature, ranging from the classics to the contemporary. You'll have the freedom to explore your own interests while developing your critical thinking and analytical skills in this flexible degree, taught by world-leading experts at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Key features

  1. Learn from leading experts

    Our English degrees are developed and taught by the Department of English and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, one of the UK's top creative universities. Their academics' approach to learning will encourage you to explore ideas, challenge boundaries, investigate fresh ways of thinking and stretch your mind intellectually and creatively.

  2. Explore your interests; discover new ones

    This cutting-edge degree spans centuries, genres and geographies to introduce you to a wide variety of writers and texts, from Chaucer to Toni Morrison. Tailor your degree to your interests through a range of optional modules, including options in creative writing.

  3. Unparalleled learning resources at your fingertips

    Enrich your learning experience with a wealth of online resources. The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) gives you access to all the study materials you need, including audio lectures, revision guides and forums to connect with other students, while the Online Library contains millions of academic publications for you to explore.

  4. Study online anywhere in the world

    Online learning means you can fit your studies around your existing commitments and gain a University of London degree from anywhere in the world. Study at your own pace, in your own time, and take your exams when you're ready.

  5. Support every step of the way

    Learn fully online or enrol at a Recognised Teaching Centre near you for face-to-face academic support. Either way, our specialist tutors are always on hand: all modules have a subject convenor to help you with module-specific queries, and a dedicated Learning Support Co-ordinator provides additional support through the VLE.

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Expand your knowledge and understanding of cultural, historical and regional continuity and change in literature.

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Career opportunities

“My personal highlight was developing active inquiry skills on multiple subjects, which honed my critical thinking and communication skills dramatically.”

Katerina Spinos

Hong Kong

“The experience of studying authors from different periods and taking the course modules, particularly creative writing, inspired me.”

Maria Carmen Olle Tarrant

Hong Kong

“It has given me a lot more confidence in many aspects of my work, and made me consider different avenues. ”

Benedict Jones


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Start dates

  • November 2024 - application deadline closes