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Literary Studies

Goldsmiths, University of London

12 months
16600 GBP/year
8620 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This exciting, intellectually rigorous Literary Studies programme, offered by Goldsmiths, University of London, gives you the opportunity to develop the study of literature from a variety of perspectives through a number of flexible pathways.


The pathways you can take are:

  • Pathway in American Literature & Culture
  • Pathway in Comparative Literature & Criticism
  • Pathway in Literature of the Caribbean & its Diasporas
  • Pathway in Critical Theory
  • Pathway in Modern Literature
  • Pathway in Romantic & Victorian Literature & Culture
  • Pathway in Shakespeare: Early & Modern

These enable you to combine theoretical angles with the close reading of a wide range of texts, from different media (literary, film, visual), periods, and cultural, geographic and linguistic backgrounds – though all texts will be studied in English, in English translation, or with English subtitles.


Graduates of the Literary Studies programme at the Goldsmiths, University of London have gone on to pursue careers in:
  • publishing
  • journalism
  • public relations
  • teaching
  • advertising
  • the civil service
  • business
  • industry
  • the media

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Studies in Comparative Literature & Criticism
  • Theories of Literature & Culture
  • Modern Literary Movements
  • Literature of the Caribbean & it Diasporas
  • American Literature & Culture: Critical & Theoretical Concepts
  • Nineteenth-Century Literature: Romanticisms

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • We encourage you to complete your application as early as possible, even if you haven't finished your current programme of study.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Before submitting your application you’ll need to have:

  • Details of your education history, including the dates of all exams/assessments
  • The email address of your referee who we can request a reference from, or alternatively an electronic copy of your academic reference
  • A personal statement – this can either be uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, or completed online
  • If available, an electronic copy of your educational transcript (this is particularly important if you have studied outside of the UK, but isn’t mandatory)
  • An essay (written in English), as an example of your academic writing

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8620 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Home/EU - part-time: £4310per year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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