**Why choose this course?** This course covers major genres and periods of literature, with opportunities to specialise in key periods and special topics. You can focus on issues of diversity, identity, political writing, popular fiction, and experimental literature. Our regular teaching programme is enhanced by outside speakers and field trips which bring subjects to life and make the most of Kingston's close location to central London. Recent visits have included the Globe Theatre, the Science Museum, the Royal Opera House and the Victoria and Albert Museum. You'll be taught by world-leading academics with highly rated research publications. Course assessment is flexible and innovative, ranging from traditional essays and dissertations to creative projects in areas such as creative writing, film and performance. **Foundation year - Humanities & Arts** If you are thinking of returning to education after a break you could apply for our foundation year course. This course will provide you with the academic and transferable skills you need to study an undergraduate degree in any of the humanities or arts. At Kingston these include Creative Writing, Dance, English Literature, English Language and History. Throughout the year-long course, you can study a range of these subjects, allowing you to get a better idea of which ones you prefer. It'll guide you in the direction of a humanities or arts degree that you're particularly interested in. The foundation year will develop your independent study skills and help you to better understand your academic ability, a potential career path and how to develop the skills that employers look for in graduates.