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English Language and Literature BA (Hons)

University of Roehampton

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Join Roehampton - ranked number 1 in London for student satisfaction in English (Complete University Guide 2022)**Words and stories have the power to change lives. This undergraduate degree is designed for students who enjoy studying English language and English literature equally, and who seek a deeper insight into both.The English language and linguistics element of the course looks at how language works, and how we communicate, with a particular focus on ‘real language’ use. Teaching takes place in the spectacular new Sir David Bell media hub, with its state of the art digital facilities. For the English Literature part of the course students will encounter texts and writers from around the world and from contemporary London, alongside the study of Shakespeare, children’s literature, issues such as gender and sexuality in literature and much more. Literature teaching is delivered by a diverse and passionate community of readers, writers and thinkers who are all published experts in their fields.The range of modules offers a breadth of study that will cater for your own interests as well as your career aspirations. For example, the English literature choices include Digital Humanities, Copywriting and Black British and American Writers, while the English language modules include Language Disorders, Multilingualism and Semantics. Professional placements are available and facilitated through the Roehampton careers service. At Roehampton you’ll have the opportunity to see your work in print long before graduation, because the university owns a publishing house, Fincham Press. Every year Fincham Press brings out an anthology of the best student writing, providing an inspiring entry into the world of formal publishing.The ability to analyse language and appreciate literary texts are skills that transfer to a wide variety of careers. However this programme also specifically offers a combination of modules that will prepare students to teach secondary English up to A level – both English Language and English Literature – after completing a one-year postgraduate teacher training course (PGCE).**This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree. A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.****Key features**- Roehampton is ranked number 1 in London for student satisfaction in English (Complete University Guide 2022)- We are ranked 8th in the UK for graduate salaries in English- You will have the opportunity to take a work placement module or choose to spend a full year out in industry- You will have a uniquely wide range of modules to choose from, to suit your interests and career goals

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,145per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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UCAS Points : 96 - 112


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University information

University of Roehampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Roehampton, Erasmus House, Roehampton Lane, Wandsworth, SW15 5PU, England

Roehampton has a friendly international community made up of students from over 140 countries.
The university offers a range of generous scholarships aimed at international students, worth up to £4,000 a year.
A range of pre-sessional English courses are offered, and dedicated support for international students throughout their studies

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    56th out of 100 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 206
    101 50%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%



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