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BA (Hons) English

Our English degree gives you the opportunity to develop the critical and verbal skills needed for a confident, effective reading of literary and non-literary texts. It develops your core skills in analytical and imaginative reading and writing.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & American Literature

Examine the formation of the American literary aesthetic, and the critical concepts and ideologies that shape the American nation, through the study of a varies range of literary and critical works from both sides of the Atlantic.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & Comparative Literature

Enabling you to study literature and culture across linguistic and national boundaries, this degree offers you the opportunity to read a generous range of works within a comparative context.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & Drama/Drama & English

This degree combines the study of literatures in English with the study of theatre and performance. It brings insights from a range of perspectives to develop your analytical and imaginative skills.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English & History

This degree offers you the opportunity to explore the disciplines of history and English literature. You'll be introduced to the skills of the historian, and will analyse societies and their structures in a way that will inform and complement your literary studies.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English Language & Literature

This degree combines the study of literature with the study of language from a linguistic perspective. You'll engage with theory and practice in literature and linguistics, and benefit from mutually illuminating critical debates in both disciplines.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing

This degree promotes your intellectual curiosity and creativity by combining the study of English literature with the practice of creative writing. It will develop your analytical and critical abilities as well as your imaginative skills.

  • English and Comparative Literature

BA (Hons) Media & English

This degree allows you to explore critical perspectives in literature and media alongside each other while developing your skills in creative writing (script and short story) and editing.

  • Media and Communications

BA English (with International Foundation year)

This four-year programme gives you the opportunity to develop your English language skills, become familiar with UK academic culture, and study for a BA degree in English

  • Centre for English Language and Academic Writing

Integrated Degree in English (including Foundation Year)

This is a four-year degree at Goldsmiths. If you successfully achieve the progression requirements of the foundation year, you can continue with the full-time three-year BA (Hons) English degree.

  • English and Comparative Literature

Why study English and Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths?

As a department we’re interested in a field of enquiry that extends from Old English Literature to 21st-century literatures in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

As a result, you can study texts and films across a variety of periods and genres. And, because we have specialists in unique areas such as American and Caribbean literature, you’ll get the chance to delve into subjects you can’t explore elsewhere. 

Whether you want to become an award-winning writer or apply your studies to another career, there are plenty of available jobs for those with a degree in English. 

English at Goldsmiths has been ranked 18th in the UK for the quality of our research in the Research Excellence Framework.

 
 
 
 

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English & Comparative Literature at Goldsmiths