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Kingston University

English Literature

UCAS Code: Q300

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Two A-levels required. A-level: English Lit. / English Lit. & Lang., or similar, grade B (40 points) required. General Studies/Native Language accepted when 1 of 3 A-levels or equivalent.

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112
91%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

English literature

**Why choose this course?**

– This course received more than 94 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).
– With central London so close, there are visits to the Globe Theatre, Science Museum, Royal Opera House and Victoria and Albert Museum.
– You’ll join a dynamic and active community, which includes the Writers’ Centre Kingston and Cultural Histories at Kingston. Weekly events and readings are from renowned academics and writers, such as Hanif Kureishi and Paul Bailey.

**About this course**

This course covers major genres and periods of literature, and gives you opportunities to specialise in key periods and special topics. You’ll study classic literature while exploring how London has been represented. Through studies of world literature, you’ll consider issues of gender, sexuality, class, race and selfhood. You’ll be introduced to literary theory, studying Marxism, feminism and psychoanalysis in relation to a range of classic texts.

This will enable you to look at how literature has driven political thinking, dissent and transgression.

You can choose to focus on issues of diversity, identity, protest, political writing, and experimental literature. You’ll develop independent research skills and complete a dissertation on a subject of your choice (with support and supervision from us).

Modules

Examples of Modules:

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
- Black British and Asian Writing
- Making Shakespeare: Text, Performance and Adaptation
- Gender and Sexuality

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

78%
med
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

69%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£20,000
high
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
70%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Teaching and educational professionals
15%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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