Arts and Humanities (BA): 4-year, part-time

Year of entry


Start date

October 2017


Central London


Fully Approved


Four years part-time


Two to three evenings a week, October to June

Would you like to study literature, art, film and media, theatre studies and cultural studies within a single degree? You can do just that, by designing your own programme of study with expert guidance from our specialists.

With its extensive range of option modules, this course gives you the flexibility to pursue multidisciplinary interests and then specialise in areas that you find interesting. You can pursue your interests across the arts and humanities, choosing to study film and media, English and humanities, history of art, or a language and its associated culture, separately or in interdisciplinary combinations. You will examine culture through literary and philosophical texts, art and cinema, the mass media and digital technologies.

This course is also available for full-time evening study over three years and part-time evening study over six years.

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    Course structure

    In Year 1, you take two compulsory modules and choose one option module at Level 4.

    In Year 2, you take one compulsory module and choose one option module at Level 4 and one option module at Level 5.

    In Years 3 and 4, you choose five option modules at Level 6.

    In Year 4, you also write your Final-Year Project, an extended piece of supervised research on a topic of your choice (6000-8000 words).

    Out of the seven options completed over Years 2 to 4, students should normally take three Humanities options and four options from across the School of Arts.

    To find out more, read our programme handbook.

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    Compulsory modules

    Humanities options

    Sample of English Literature/Creative Writing options

    Sample of Theatre Studies options

    Sample of Media and Cultural Studies options

    Sample of Languages and Cultures options

    Sample of History of Art options

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