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BA (Hons)English

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Overview

English at DMU combines classic and contemporary literature, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to twenty-first-century fiction and film adaptations.

English at DMU introduces you to an exciting range of literature in English, including writing from Britain, America and around the globe. You will learn how texts work and debate literature’s role in society now and through history, while acquiring the skills to articulate your ideas with confidence and write with fluency and flair.

You will receive excellent teaching from internationally-renowned academics who are friendly, supportive and passionate about literature, with the opportunity to attend talks by visiting writers such as Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.

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

Programme structure

Year 1
Core English modules:
Introduction to the Novel
Poetry and Society
Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare

Optional English modules:
Introduction to English and Adaptation

Optional Creative Writing and English Language modules:
Exploring Creative Writing
Words in Action: An Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics

Year 2
Core English module:
Exploration and Innovation: 14th to 18th Century Literature

Optional English modules:
Text Technologies
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
Ways of Reading
Screen and Literary Adaptations of the Classics

Optional Creative Writing and English Language modules:
Writing Place
Teaching English Language

Year 3
Core English module:
English Dissertation

Optional English modules:
English in the Workplace
medieval.com
Modernism and Modernity
Sex and Death in Romantic Writing
Shakespeare and Marlowe
Studies in Literature and Film
Textual Studies Using Computers
Radical and Contemporary Adaptations
Contemporary Irish Writing
Victorian Revolutionary Literature: Chartism and Socialism
The British Working Class in Literature, Film and Television: 1900-2005
Unruly Women, Degenerate Men: Science, Gender and Gothic at the Fin de Siècle, 1880-1900
Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Optional Creative Writing and English Language modules:
Professional Writing Skills
Perception, Persuasion, Power: Communication and Control
Powerful Language: Introduction to Rhetoric

Career opportunities

English graduates are eminently employable because of their highly developed communication and reasoning skills and their ability to work independently and as part of a group. The latest statistics show that 95 per cent of recent graduates were employed or in further study six months after graduation.

Our graduates go into a wide range of careers including archival work, the media, the civil service, marketing, journalism, the arts, library services, banking, charity work, teaching English as a foreign language, publishing, public relations, primary and secondary teaching, and postgraduate study.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States