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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The BA (Hons) English at City is ranked joint 1st in the UK for student satisfaction, and 1st in London for teaching satisfaction. (NSS 2019). This innovative degree is designed to bring the study of literature into the twenty-first century. You will graduate with a wide range of analytical, creative and professional skills as well as an informed and critical understanding of writing in English throughout history and around the world.

Who is it for?

Here at City, in the heart of London, we see literature as something diverse, global and constantly evolving. Led by a team of expert lecturers, our course is tailored around students who are passionate about engaging with the written word in all its forms, and across time and space, from Shakespeare to social media, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie to comic books.

By the end of the degree you will have produced your own creative and professional writing (fiction and non-fiction). You will also have developed the critical and analytical skills you need to understand how the written word both shapes, and is shaped by, the world we live in.


This programme builds on our international reputation in creative writing, journalism and publishing. The analysis and interpretation of literature is interweaved with other, more practical areas of study, from digital publishing to storytelling. We offer a wide choice of modules so you can focus your studies on the areas that interest you the most.

Core modules showcase literature from a range of genres, including creative writing in practice and performance, whilst also demonstrating the various uses of English in the professional working world. Students are assessed by traditional literary essays and examinations as well as a striking and innovative series of assessments, including podcasts, showcases and creative and professional projects. Graduates from this degree will have developed a portfolio of applied skills designed to benefit their future lives and careers.

In a stimulating, supportive environment our team of expert lecturers will encourage you to:

  • Immerse yourselves in the literature of London and the world.
  • Engage with current debates in literary scholarship
  • Write creatively, professionally, and analytically in a range of different forms, via a range of different media

You will also develop a wide range of transferrable skills that will make you particularly attractive to future employers, including creative and independent thinking, leadership, planning, time management, teamwork and excellent communication and presentational skills.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,460per year

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University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    97th out of 100 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    110 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%



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