English BA (International Honours) 2022 entry
The BA (International Hons) in English will provide you with the opportunity to explore a range of historical periods and critical approaches to literature, across a wide variety of genres. Through this course, you will develop your writing skills, sensitivity to language, awareness of the intellectual challenges and aesthetic pleasures offered by literature, as well as understanding the cultural values it reflects. You can also choose to take creative writing classes.
The BA (International Hons) is a joint degree delivered by both the University of St Andrews and the College of William & Mary in Virginia, USA. This joint degree allows you to spend two years at each institution.
The School of English at the University of St Andrews enjoys an international reputation as a centre for both academic research and literary creativity.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2021. More than 93% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) rated 86% of research from the School as world-leading and internationally excellent.
"The program is obviously an incredible academic experience — being able to study your subject from multiple and dynamic perspectives. But more than that, it is a practice in personal development, providing exercises in independence, adaptability, and self advocacy. The program sends you to a promising future, and prepares you for this future by getting the most ‘life’ under your belt."
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