Study Abroad at UCL


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.

Key Information

Year, Fall Term, Spring Term
English language level
Good - see English language requirements for more details.
Tuition fees
Band 1 - see Tuition fees for more information
Arts & Humanities
Department website
English Language and Literature

Why study 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 may take either all four modules in English, or three modules in English and one outside the department. Those admitted as joint students must take two modules in English.

Modules in English Language and Literature

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) and 4 (FHEQ 7) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits UCL credits
ENGL0006 Chaucer and his Literary Background 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0007 Chaucer and his Literary Background 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0008 Shakespeare 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0009 Shakespeare 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0013 The Seventeenth Century 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0014 The Seventeenth Century 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0015 The Romantic Period 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0016 The Romantic Period 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0019 American Literature to 1900 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0020 American Literature to 1900 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0023 Old English Literature II 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0024 Old English Literature II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0025 History of the English Language 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0026 History of the English Language 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0027 Modern English Language 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0028 Modern English Language 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0032 Literary Representations and the History of Homosexuality 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0035 Middle English Literature II 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0036 Middle English Literature II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
ENGL0039 The Modern Period II 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
ENGL0040 The Modern Period II 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Contact details

Dr Chris Stamatakis
+44 (0)20 7679 7343

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