BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (English)

Start Date:
September 2020; January 2021
3 years, full time

Study a degree that’s tailor-made for you.

A liberal arts degree gives you the freedom to focus on the subjects that most interest you. You’ll concentrate on a major area of study while maintaining a breadth of learning spanning the arts, humanities and social sciences.

The English Major offers an in-depth examination of the history of literature from the medieval period through to the present day.

You’ll cover a wide range of literary works, including plays, prose and poetry. Comparative examination will develop your understanding of the social, political and cultural contexts in which literature is created and consumed.

London has an inspiring literary heritage. From watching a Shakespeare play at The Globe to following in the footsteps of Charles Dickens, you’ll explore London’s literary landscape and experience the creative symbiosis between authors and their environments.

Elective modules will help you understand the breadth of this discipline and also give you a broad skillset.

Options to learn a language and study abroad at one of our international partners will help expand your learning and global outlook.

This interdisciplinary degree will open doors to fields as diverse as education, civil service, journalism, marketing, communications and advertising.

Tuition Fees
    £18,000 (fee for one academic year. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase)
Entry Requirements 
  • 3 A-levels (typically BCC) or international equivalent Mathematics GCSE at grades A-C/9-4 or equivalent

English Language Requirements 

IELTS: Overall score of 6.0 with no score below 5.5 in any of the four components, or equivalent

Course Features 
  • A tailor-made degree that reflects your personal and professional interests

  • A choice of over 50 electives spanning the arts, humanities and social sciences

  • Opportunity to study abroad

  • Opportunities to take creative writing classes and contribute to Regent’s literary publication, the Regent’s Anthology

  • Visits to famous literary sites across London and beyond will help bring your favourite stories to life

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Year 1

  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Narrative Non-fiction

  • Introduction to Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature

  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

  • Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature

  • Introduction to Victorian and Modern Literature

  • Five Elective Modules

Year 2

  • US Literature 1: Colonial Period to the Civil War

  • US Literature 2: Civil War to the Present

  • From Text to Screen: Shakespeare the Movie

  • Intermediate Creative Writing: Working with Form

  • Londonʼs Literature

  • Five Elective Modules

Year 3

  • Advanced Creative Writing: Extended project

  • Literature in Context

  • Shakespearean Drama 1: Comedy and History

  • Shakespearean Drama 2: Tragedy and Tragi-comedy

  • Five Elective Modules

  • Major Capstone (dissertation)

Course Leader 
Dr George Yeats


'Studying in London offers such huge benefits for students. Being close to academic institutions such as the British Library, means there are always opportunities to expand your learning outside of a university context.'

Frederic Clavien, Switzerland

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