Undergraduate programmes

Liberal Studies (English) with Integrated Foundation

BA (Hons)

A broad Liberal Arts education, with a focus on English literature, from the medieval period to the present day.

Years
Full Time
Foundation
  • NameLiberal Studies (English) with Integrated Foundation
  • QualificationBA (Hons)
  • LevelUndergraduate, Foundation
  • UCAS CodeLS10
  • Study modeFull time
  • Duration4 years
  • Tuition fees£17,000 *
  • ScholarshipsYes *
  • Next start dateSeptember 2018
  • Future start dateJanuary 2019
  • Study abroadOptional
  • ValidationRegent's University London
  • *For more information please refer to the fees and financial support sections below.

Our new range of liberal studies degrees provides a true US-style liberal arts education, a first in the UK. In your foundation year you undertake a general education programme which provides a comprehensive foundation for your degree studies. From the first year of your degree, you choose a ‘major’ subject area whilst taking a range of ‘electives’ to tailor your degree to match your passions and interests. Every module in our liberal studies programme has been specifically designed for the degree, delivering you a broad-based education which engages you in critical and interdisciplinary thinking. Liberal arts graduates are well-prepared to make the most of opportunities in a fast-moving global economy.

The core of the BA (Hons) Liberal Studies (English) with Integrated Foundation constitutes an in-depth examination of the history of English Literature from the medieval period, through the Renaissance, Enlightenment and Romantic eras up to the present day.

Lectures and seminars will furnish you with the contextual knowledge that will enable you to comprehend and enjoy the literature under discussion. In class seminars you will develop the art of presenting your interpretations to fellow students.

Your studies will be complemented by our courses in Shakespearean Drama; US Literature (from the colonial period to the present); Cinematic Adaptation of Literature; Literary Criticism and Theory, and Creative Writing (non-fiction, fiction and poetry).

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Length

This is a four-year, full time programme. 

Modules

Foundation Modules

  • Foundation Seminars 1 & 2
  • Quantitative Literacy - Introduction to Data Analysis
  • Scientific Understanding - Principles of Biology
  • Introduction to the Humanities
  • Business and Management
  • International Relations
  • Media Studies
  • Psychology
  • Political Science

First year modules

  • Introduction to Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • Introduction to Eighteenth Century and Romantic Literature
  • Introduction to Victorian and Modern Literature
  • Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Introduction to Creative Writing: Narrative Nonfiction

Second year modules

  • Intermediate Creative Writing: Working with Form
  • From Text to Screen: Shakespeare the Movie
  • US Literature 1: Colonial Period to the Civil War
  • US Literature 2: Civil War to the Present
  • London's Literature

Third year modules

  • Advanced Creative Writing: Extended Project
  • Literature in Context
  • Shakespearean Drama 1: Comedy and History
  • Shakespearean Drama 2: Tragedy and Tragi-comedy
  • Major Capstone (Dissertation)

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Study abroad

In addition to studying in London, you will have the opportunity to participate in an exciting term spent studying abroad. This provides you with a unique opportunity to explore a diverse range of topics offered by other institutions and gain international experience. This term takes place in Year 2 and replaces the second term of your Regent's degree. For more information see the study abroad section.

Please note that an optional study period abroad always take place during degree level studies and is not included in your foundation year.

Study methods

Each English class

meets for three hours per week over a 14 week semester. Learning will take place through a wide variety of methods appropriate to each discipline including lectures, seminars, field trips, performance trips, visual media. Assessment methods are similarly varied including coursework essays, portfolios, peer reviews, learning diaries and exams.

You will be taught by lecturers who are highly experienced and qualified in both teaching and researching the subject areas of English.

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Teaching assessment

You will be taught by lecturers who are highly experienced and qualified in both teaching and researching the subject areas of English.

Students with disabilities

Some of our courses encourage trips outside of the campus. If you have a condition that affects your mobility you are advised to contact the Disability Officer.

Future opportunities

The study of English literature imparts a highly transferable set of skills, crucially the abilities to analyse textual materials and to construct arguments, interpretations and reflections in response to them. These capacities are relevant to a wide range of domains and fields.

Many English majors go on to work in professions that require analytical thought, eloquence and acute sensitivity to language, such as teaching, Civil Service, Law, and Journalism. Throughout the twentieth century English studies – with its emphasis upon communication skills – has had strong links to the advertising and marketing industries. Many English graduates go on to seek careers in the creative industries, especially publishing, theatre and film.

Academic requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

Typically, we will make an offer to a student holding at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent including Mathematics. Regent’s receives applications from over 170 countries and assesses all international qualifications, for example, we would make an offer of minimum 2.5 GPA for the American High School Diploma.

English requirements

We require proof of English Proficiency. For example, we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades).

This list is not exhaustive, we will review the English qualifications you have as part of your application and be in contact if we require anything further.

For applicants who wish to improve their English language proficiency, please see our English language courses.

On-campus diagnostic test

For offer holders in London, we can provide a free on-campus English diagnostic test.  This test must be arranged in advance. To book a test, please contact admit@regents.ac.uk. Please note, this is a diagnostic test for Regent’s University London only.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications, have no formal application deadlines and there is no application fee.

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

 If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent to the Regent’s Admissions Department via email to admit@regents.ac.uk.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all previous studies (i.e. secondary school and/or university certificates)
  • One academic letter of recommendation
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations.
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

Credit Transfer

  • If you’ve already studied part of a degree course elsewhere, you may be able apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and join the programme at an advanced entry point. If you’d like to request entry part-way through a programme, make sure you state this clearly in your statement of purpose and provide us with the transcripts and module descriptions for the relevant study.

 Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email. UCAS applicants will also receive official notification via the UCAS system.

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview or audition. Interviews/auditions can take the form of a one-to-one interview, group interview or portfolio review which may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer you must pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place.

Please note: There is no formal deadline to pay your advance tuition fee deposit, however we recommend that you confirm your place as soon as possible.

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term, the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Fees September 2018

Annual tuition fee: £17,000 
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Fees January 2019

Annual tuition fee: £17,250 
Home/EU advance deposit: £1,000 (non-refundable)
Non-EU advance deposit: £4,000 (non-refundable)

Tuition fees are set for the University’s financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July. Annual fees for students commencing studies in spring will span financial years. Spring and autumn fees will be invoiced at the rate applicable for that term.

Scholarships, funding and bursaries

Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2018/19

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding* for students studying at Regent's University London.

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