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English Language and Literature

Studying English at UCL provides you with an inspiring setting; London is the centre of British literary life and you will be surrounded by world-class libraries including the British Library. The department is one of the most highly regarded in the UK and has strong links with the literary world.

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English Language and Literature

Why study English Language and Literature at UCL?

We teach through lectures, seminars and tutorials. Our one-to-one tutorial teaching is, we think, a unique provision in English departments in the UK. Practising writers, poets and playwrights are invited to give readings and the student-led English Society provides students with a programme of events, both social and academic, to supplement their modules.

What you will gain from study at UCL

We seek to give a historically based knowledge of all periods, and offer a variety of approaches; for example, textual, social-historical and feminist. Full Year students take regular UCL examinations in the Summer Term, students admitted for a semester option are required to submit a portfolio of essays.

Teaching and assessment

Study abroad students may only take English modules if they have been admitted to the department. Students admitted to English must take four modules, except those admitted as joint students, who must take two.

Modules in English Language and Literature

Please note that this guide lists a wide range of popular module options, but it is not exhaustive and some modules may have changed or no longer be available. If you have a particular interest or academic requirement you are advised to cross reference the listing in the online Study Abroad Guide with that on the relevant departmental pages, and to contact the department to make sure that an appropriate module is available.

Level 2 and 3 modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
ENGL2001 Chaucer and his Literary Background 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3002 Shakespeare 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3003 Renaissance Literature 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3007 The Victorian Period 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3009 Old English Literature I 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3013 London in Literature 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3022 Middle English Literature I 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3025 Modern Literature I 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3027 Literary Linguistics 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)
ENGL3031 Eighteenth-Century Literature 4/8 (US) 7.5/15 (ECTS) 0.5/1 (CU)

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