What will I learn?

When you study literature you are not just reading and thinking about great books, you are also asking questions about society’s past and future, and ultimately interrogating your own past and future.During your time here you will be studying literature from the Renaissance to the present day, all within the vicinity of Horace Walpole’s Gothic mansion, Strawberry Hill House, which is located on our campus.The programme has a traditional and rigorous core of compulsory modules covering: Tragedy, Critical Theory, Renaissance Literature (including Shakespeare), Romanticism and Modernism. The literary training provided ensures that you will cover the conventional ‘classics’ meticulously.You will develop skills that will complement the unique and innovative optional units, which you can tailor to your interests and passions.Examples of optional modules include:Gothic Cultures 1750-1900Curating LondonWriting Conflict: the First World WarThe Lyricism of Protest: Bob DylanContemporary FictionAmerican LiteratureThere are also opportunities to take courses oriented towards developing career aspirations in the culture industries and education, ensuring that you are prepared for the world of work.

Which department am I in?

Department of Humanities

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£12,250.00 (US$ 16,603) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022


Main Site

St Mary's University,

Waldegrave Road,



TW1 4SX, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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