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English Language and English Literature BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 Monate
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Leicester
English
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English Language and English Literature BA (Hons)

About this program

English Language and English Literature BA (Hons)

English Language and English Literature at DMU introduces you to an exciting range of theories and concepts in both subjects, providing a cohesive course in two complementary subjects. As well as developing subject specific knowledge of the English Language and English Literature, the degree aims to develop a range of key transferrable skills including the ability to use language adeptly and appropriately in any potential linguistic context, skills of textual analysis and synthesis, advanced digital literacy, and high-level research, writing and communication skills, which will be of clear benefit in equipping future graduates for a wide range of careers.

Study English Language and English Literature at DMU and join a lively and welcoming academic community. Get involved in the student-led English Literature and English Language societies, go on theatre trips in the UK or travel abroad with DMU Global as part of your course. Our graduates go into a wide range of professions including media, translation, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.

Admission requirements

  • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels and including grade C or above in English Language or Literature
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DDM and a grade C or above in A level English Language or Literature
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.

Access - Pass QAA Accredited AHE Diploma with at least 15 credits in Creative Writing, English Language or Literature at grade Merit and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade C or equivalent.

  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above

International students

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each band, or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English Language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

First year

Core modules:

  • Approaches to Reading and Writing
  • Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
  • Evolving Language: An Introduction to Histories of Language

Optional modules:

  • Words in Action
  • Poetry and Society
  • Introduction to the Novel

Second year

Core module:

  • Exploration and Innovation: 14th Century to 18th Century Literature

Optional modules:

  • Ways of Reading
  • Screen and Literary Adaptations of the Classics
  • Sex and Death in Romantic Writing, 1780-1830
  • Victorian Literature
  • Twentieth Century Literature
  • Millennial World Fiction
  • Text Technologies
  • Sociolinguistics
  • English Language in UK Schools
  • Introducing English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Grammar: Analysing Linguistic Structure
  • Semantics: Analysing Linguistic Meaning
  • Research Methods for Linguists
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Language in Context
  • Options in second year must include at least 30 credits in English Language

Third year

Core module:

  • English Literature Dissertation OR
  • English Language Dissertation

Optional modules:

  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Revolutionary Men, Unruly Women: Politics and Gender at the Fin de Siècle,1880-1900
  • English in the Workplace
  • Modernism and Modernity
  • Medieval.com
  • Textual Studies Using Computers
  • Radical and Contemporary Adaptations
  • Writing Adaptations: Theory and Practice
  • Watching Early Modern Drama: Spectatorship and Fandom
  • The 21st Century Global Franchise: Adapting the Wizarding World
  • English Language in the Workplace
  • Powerful Language: An Introduction to Rhetoric
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Language, Mind and Culture
  • Perception, Persuasion, Power
  • Language Acquisition

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition

2021/22 tuition fees

  • UK students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £14,250 per year
  • EU students: Check the website for more information

Career paths

Our English graduates develop strong communication and reasoning skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a group, making them highly employable. We develop our students’ information analysis and presentation skills to produce articulate, adaptable, professional communicators who can operate with ease in any setting and with any group of people.

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De Montfort University

De Montfort University (DMU) in England welcome hundreds of European students every year for one of our 300 courses at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level. We have approx. 25,000 students studying in our 4 faculties; Business & Law; Health &...


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Why study at De Montfort University

  • Ranked 20th for Graduate Prospects (The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)
  • In the top 10% of institutions overall recognised by the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings 2020
  • TEF Gold Award in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework – the only government-endorsed measure of teaching quality in higher education.
  • Campus of the Future - DMU has invested £136m in transforming its campus, creating new green space in Leicester and using renewable energy technology. Four of the largest campus buildings generate renewable energy via more than 1,110 solar panels, and a wood biomass boiler cuts out the need to burn fossil fuels.
  • 2030 Climate Action - More than 100 students and staff have taken part in carbon literacy training to understand how choices like transport, clothes, overseas travel and food impact the planet. DMU and the University of Leicester have teamed up with Leicester City Council to deliver the training in city schools. DMU has halved its carbon dioxide emissions since 2005.

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LE1 9BH Leicester
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