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Bachelor of English Literature and Bachelor of Philosophy
Bachelor of English Literature and Bachelor of Philosophy

Bachelor of English Literature and Bachelor of Philosophy

  • ID:UoR440050
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,546.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£15,546.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£300.00
Estimated Total/program:
£83,538.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English requirements

  • IELTS at 6.0 overall with no less than 5.5 in any section

Other English Language Tests that may be acceptable for students applying for an undergraduate 

  • TOEFL Internet Based Test:  Overall: 80:  Reading: 18, Writing: 17, Listening: 17, Speaking: 20
  • Pearson Test of English: 54 overall with no less than 51 in any band
  • GCSE English:Grade C
  • IGCSE English (including English as a second language):  Grade C
  • IB English (SL or HL): 4
  • Cambridge Proficiency Certificate:  Overall : 169: Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162 (Grade C in tests taken prior to Jan 2015)
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate: Overall : 169: Listening : 162, Reading : 162, Speaking : 162, Writing : 162 (Grade C in tests taken prior to Jan 2015

Course Information

From the Ancient Greeks and Romantic poets to contemporary writers, philosophy and literature frequently overlap. Philosophers often develop their ideas through literary methods, and literary writers often explore serious philosophical concepts. This course in English Literature and Philosophy will allow you to consider the important and universal questions common to both subjects and reach a deeper understanding of yourself and your intellectual and cultural landscape. 

You will learn to think logically and express yourself clearly, to sympathetically analyse a wide range of viewpoints across contexts and to read texts critically and creatively. As a result, you will develop the skills to become a careful and analytical reader, a rigorous and independent researcher, and a clear and creative and writer.

Each year, you will take one compulsory module which provides clear connections between literature and philosophy. In your first year, you will receive an introduction to philosophical and literary methods, an introduction to key concepts in both disciplines, and the opportunity to apply these to contemporary works of literature and film. In the second and third year, you will develop a more detailed understanding of the relationship between the two subjects, as well as being able to choose options from both the English Literature and Philosophy degree programmes, tailoring your degree to your own interests. Both subject areas specialise in the history of literature and philosophy, and in contemporary issues including feminism, gender, politics, and environmentalism.

You will graduate with highly employable skills, able to read and analyse difficult texts, write effectively and persuasively and be able to work in a team. You will benefit from being taught by staff with diverse research areas, who apply their research directly to their teaching. You will receive face-to-face teaching through seminars and lectures, and you will participate in online forums as part of your assessment.

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Year 1
Discovering Literature
London in Literature
Constructing the Classics
Classical Philosophy
Philosophy, Film and Literature
Practical Ethics

Year 2
Compulsory modules
Aesthetics
Literature and Philosophy

Optional modules (literature)
The Literary Renaissance
The Romantic Period
Writing Multicultural Britain
Literature, Gender and Sexuality
Victorian Literature
Literature and Media

Optional modules (philosophy)
Philosophy Text Tutorial Study
Professional Practice and Placement
Continental Philosophy 1
Metaphysics
Rationalism and Empiricism
History of Political Philosophy
Metaethics

Year 3
Compulsory module
English Literature and Philosophy Dissertation

Optional modules (literature)
Early Modern Gender
Victorian Literature and Culture
Diaspora Voices
CLiterature on Screen
CShakespeare: Stage and Page
Contemporary Literature: Dystopias

Optional modules (philosophy)
Contemporary Political Philosophy
Love, Sex, Death and God
Continental Philosophy 2
Research in the History of Philosophy
Marx and Critical Theory
Animals and Environment: Past to Present

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will graduate equipped to succeed in a wide range of careers, including publishing, marketing, politics, the civil service, journalism, business, commerce, broadcasting, law, the charity sector, and teaching.

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance Single: 300 GBP/year

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