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English Literature with French, Mandarin or Spanish BA (Hons)

De Montfort University
36 months
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Leicester
English
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English Literature with French, Mandarin or Spanish BA (Hons)

Program description

English Literature with French, Mandarin or Spanish BA (Hons)

Study an exciting range of English literature from writers across the globe and from different eras or movements, such as Victorian literature and Romanticism, as well as classic and renowned authors including William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. Learn how texts work, and debate literature’s role in society both now and throughout the course of history. You’ll be taught by internationally renowned academics and experts who will encourage and support you to articulate your ideas with confidence while writing with fluency and flair.  We produce world-leading research in areas ranging from medieval to contemporary literature, language, creative writing and digital humanities.

Our modern languages pathway is the opportunity for you to learn either Chinese Mandarin, French or Spanish alongside your studies in English literature. As part of this, you will undertake a beginner or post-GCSE module in your chosen language, which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week. Forming part of this is the cultural awareness class, which introduces you to the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language. In your final year you’ll be able to tailor your learning with the opportunity to study for specific purposes, for example languages for business, which can offer you insight and experience of you chosen future career path.

By choosing to study English literature with a modern language at DMU, you’ll join a lively and welcoming academic community. Enjoy getting involved in the student-led English society and going on theatre trips across the UK as part of your course. Our graduates from this course progress into a wide range of professions including media, 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 DMM 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.

  • Pass Access with 30 level 3 credits at Merit in English Language or Literature and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade 4 or above.

We will normally require students have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

  • 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

  • Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
  • Poetry and Society

Optional modules:

  • Introduction to the Novel
  • Approaches to Reading and Writing
  • Exploring Creative Writing
  • Evolving Language: An Introduction to Histories of Language
  • And 30 credits of Language modules

Second year

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

Optional modules:

  • Text Technologies
  • 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
  • Writing Place
  • English Language in UK Schools
  • Introducing English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Third year

  • English Literature Dissertation

Optional modules:

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

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

2021/22 tuition fees

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

Continuing studies

Graduates also have the opportunity to undertake further studies such as our English MA  program.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are taught to acquire highly developed communication and reasoning skills and hone their ability to work independently and as part of a group.

Many of our graduates go on to work in careers in a variety of areas such as archival work, the media, the civil service, marketing, journalism, the arts, library services, teaching English as a foreign language, and public relations.

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About this institute

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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De Montfort University

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LE1 9BH Leicester
United Kingdom

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www.dmu.ac.uk

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