The first year of undergraduate study for Single Honours English is a foundation year; in the second year you broaden your focus within key periods; and in the third year you explore specialized options.
The structure combines wide exploration with the opportunity to follow your passions. Students who choose to combine English with another discipline, for instance Creative Writing, American Literature, Drama, Film or History, enjoy the same progression from foundation to specialisation.
A Year Abroad
You can apply for an additional year abroad, normally between the second and third year. We have links with institutions all over the world, from Boston to Melbourne.
Courses in other Departments
Students in years 2 and 3 of the degree also have the opportunity to take an option in another department (e.g. a film course in Media Arts, a History or Philosophy or Drama course).
You join a rich culture of Joint Honors students
Many students choose to combine English Literature with another discipline and at Royal Holloway we offer an exciting range of options including:
English and Creative Writing and English and American Literature are Joint Honours programmes housed exclusively within the English department. For all other combinations students belong to two departments and participate fully in the life of each.
All students take four units (or equivalent in whole and half-units) in each year of study. If you opt for a Joint Honours degree, you will normally take two course units or equivalent in English and two units from the partner department.
Click on the list above, or see the menu breakdown on the left-hand side of the screen for a full listing of the Joint Honours courses we currently offer - some of which are taken over fours years, with the third year spent studying abroad.