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Our vibrant English Department offers you the chance to discover a huge variety of exciting texts written across the centuries, including literature from English speaking countries across the world.  

Based in the heart of London, we are ranked 5th in the UK for English (QS World Rankings, 2024). Here we explore English literature in all its periods, genres, styles and manifestations.

We pride ourselves on the range and diversity of the modules we offer on our degrees, giving you the freedom and flexibility to shape your degree to your interests. You'll have access to expert teaching that spans the seventh century to the present day and can choose from a huge range of topics encompassing creative writing, literature and science, performance and war writing, as well as the chronological range of literature written in English.

Our Central London location allows us to use the city as our classroom for embedding literary contexts. We enjoy unique partnerships with the institutions which surround us, such as Shakespeare's Globe and the Imperial War Museum, in addition to our strong connections with universities around the world.

UCAS Code: Q300
Duration: Three years

This English BA offers an unrivalled breadth and depth of literature study with more than 50 optional modules that span the medieval period to the present.

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UCAS Code: R904
Duration: Four years

Study English and a Modern Language (French, German, Portuguese or Spanish) with a year abroad at King's College London.

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UCAS Code: Q3P3
Duration: Three years

Study for a BA English with Film Studies degree at King's College London.

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UCAS Code: LP99
Duration: Three years full-time (a modern languages major is four years, with the third year spent abroad)

Study Liberal Arts BA at King's College London and take one of 13 majors from across arts, social sciences and humanities.

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