Department of English and Comparative Literature

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Cervantes. Bukowski. Dostoevsky. Self. At Goldsmiths English and Comparative Literature is critical and creative. From classical literature and linguistics, to creative writing and contemporary fiction, we focus on combining a core of modern specialisms with a coverage of literature that goes from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century, so you can do a traditional English degree with us or a more comparative or creative one.

Whether you want to become an award-winning writer or apply your studies to another career, you’ll leave with a University of London degree that’s as rigorous as it is respected  – our graduates go on to gain the highest-paid jobs (Unistats 2011) and we are ranked within the top 25 departments in the UK (QS World Rankings 2013). 

Joanna Kent, Senior Broadcast Journalist BBC South

"I worked in student media while at Goldsmiths, the university paper and radio stations, experience which definitely helped earn my place on one of the top postgraduate journalism courses in the country, which in turn led to my career with the BBC."

Joanna Kent
(BA English and Art History, 1999)
Senior Broadcast Journalist BBC South

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