About the Department of Literature, Language and Theatre

 LLT offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes from its home in the stunning World Heritage Site at the Old Royal Naval College on the south bank of the Thames. There is also a dedicated building for Drama at Bathway, with a fully-functioning theatre and box office

Close by is a fully-resourced new academic library with a dedicated academic librarian, extensive IT facilities, languages resource hub, and social spaces for learning and relaxing. The Students' Union is a few minutes' walk from the campus. Full advantage is taken of the culturally and historically rich location and proximity to central London: visits to theatres, art galleries and museums, and visits from major figures, are integral to many courses.

Here are some of our key programmes (click here or in the menu to the right for a full list):

Creative Writing 
Designed to expand the scope and depth of writing across a variety of formats. It offers students the opportunity to explore a variety of forms and genres including fiction, poetry, performance writing, playwriting, and screenwriting, as well as journalism, and incorporates complementary courses from a variety of other subject pathways. It develops skills for work in a variety of textual forms, both in producing and analysing text, including the essential skills of communication, independent research, self-discipline and teamwork valued by employers in a wide range of areas, while allowing students to develop their writing voice and pursue their interest in writing.

Offers a grounding in the history, theory and practice of theatre, and an enhanced understanding of contemporary theatre environments and practices. Modules range widely from those that focus on dramatic literature and history to those that engage with specific performance-practices such as applied drama, physical theatre, and playwriting.

English Language Teaching 
Combines the academic study of language and communication with practical teacher-training and the theories that underpin the acquisition of a second language. Another route we offer is the study of modern foreign languages and international relations, working closely with colleagues in politics. Students are exposed to evolving notions of our global environment and are equipped with the tools needed to understand and question the changes or challenges of global issues in the 21st century.

English Literature 
Interpreted broadly to include drama and visual narratives as well as fiction and poetry, visual art, film and theatre. The programme explores the historical, social and cultural contexts in which texts are produced and received. Those interested in writing have the opportunity to expand the scope and depth of their writing across a variety of formats.

Languages and International Relations 
Offers a multidisciplinary approach to international relations. Students will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the way national and transnational political forces shape the world, and also the means to understand and express this in one or more of French, Spanish, Italian and Mandarin, which they can choose to study at the level appropriate for them. Language skills are essential to a career in diplomacy and will enable you to undertake a work placement. You will also have the opportunity to study for part of this degree in a European partner institution. You will develop a range of capabilities valued and sought by prospective employers.