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English BA

UCAS code: Q300

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our dynamic English BA degree offers you the chance to study in the heart of London and engage with its literary history. You'll be able to select from a wide array of exciting areas of study; with world-class lecturers working on everything from contemporary poetry to medieval performance, from South Asian fiction to creative writing. During the degree, you will discover a range of theoretical and historical approaches to literary study and develop essential skills in critical thinking, expression and research.

Key benefits

  • One of the oldest English departments in the country, with an international reputation for the quality of its teaching and research.
  • Ours is a department committed to teaching English literatures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries written in the US, Anglophone Africa, Ireland and South Asia as well as within the UK.
  • Personal attention is given to each student, creating a vibrant intellectual atmosphere and a network of support.
  • Graduates develop transferable analytical and communications skills making them highly desirable to employers across a range of sectors.
  • Central London location offers opportunities to work with Shakespeare's Globe as well as an exciting range of other sites and archives.
  • With several research centres at King's, including the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture, Queer @ King's and the London Shakespeare Centre, you will be working alongside cutting-edge research across a range of fields.

I still remember my first lecture. Ten minutes in, we had branched out into countless different subjects, theories, ideas – the connections seemed infinite. I’m studying English, but I’m also learning about history, philosophy, art, politics, psychology, socioeconomics.

Dilara, English BA

Employability

English is a flexible and adaptable subject that equips you with a wide range of transferable skills appropriate to many different occupations. Graduates from our English BA possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgement, critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. Our students are often interested in a career in the creative and cultural industries, and in education and research. Equally, many of our graduates also go into general management, consultancy and the public services, or take conversion courses to begins careers in professions such as law.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Librarian, London Borough of Barnet
  • Marketing Executive, Ensphere
  • Charity Fundraiser, Gogen
  • Content Editor, Thomson Reuters UK Professional
  • Corporate Affairs Intern, Cadbury Plc
  • English Teacher, St Giles College
  • Graduate Management Trainee, Sotheby's
  • Junior Script Reader, Altered Image
  • National Events Executive, Fundraising & Marketing
  • Recruitment Consultant, Michael Page International
  • Website Administrator, Walkopedia.ne
  • Lecturer, King's College London and other UK universities

Our professional network

Our professional network

Biomedical Primate Research Centre

Biomedical Primate Research Centre

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Beijing Normal University, China

Beijing Normal University

Biomedical Research Centre

Biomedical Research Centre

Employability

English is a flexible and adaptable subject that equips you with a wide range of transferable skills appropriate to many different occupations. Graduates from our English BA possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgement, critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. Our students are often interested in a career in the creative and cultural industries, and in education and research. Equally, many of our graduates also go into general management, consultancy and the public services, or take conversion courses to begins careers in professions such as law.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Librarian, London Borough of Barnet
  • Marketing Executive, Ensphere
  • Charity Fundraiser, Gogen
  • Content Editor, Thomson Reuters UK Professional
  • Corporate Affairs Intern, Cadbury Plc
  • English Teacher, St Giles College
  • Graduate Management Trainee, Sotheby's
  • Junior Script Reader, Altered Image
  • National Events Executive, Fundraising & Marketing
  • Recruitment Consultant, Michael Page International
  • Website Administrator, Walkopedia.ne
  • Lecturer, King's College London and other UK universities

Our professional network

Our professional network

Biomedical Primate Research Centre

Biomedical Primate Research Centre

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Beijing Normal University, China

Beijing Normal University

Biomedical Research Centre

Biomedical Research Centre

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Three years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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