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BA (Hons)English with Spanish

De Montfort University
United Kingdom, Leicester
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Overview

On the English with Languages with BA (Hons) you will combine study of English Literature from Chaucer to the present day with study a foreign language, from either beginners or post-GCSE level. You will learn about intercultural communication and study the society, culture and institutions of the country and its people.

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.

Our languages pathway allows you to study either French, Mandarin Chinese or Spanish alongside your existing degree. You will take a 30 credit beginners 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. The cultural awareness class introduces you to the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language. In the final year there may be an opportunity to study for specific purposes e.g. languages for business.

Study English with Languages 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 and Modern Foreign Language modules:
Introduction to the Novel
Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
Modern Foreign Language 1 (Basic User or Independent User depending on entry language level)

Optional English modules:
Poetry and Society

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

Year 2
Core English and Modern Foreign Language modules:
Exploration and Innovation: 14th to 18th Century Literature
Modern Foreign Language 2

Choose from the following modules:
Text Technologies
Romantic and Victorian Literature
Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
Ways of Reading
Teaching English Language
Screen and Literary Adaptations of the Classics

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

Year 3
Core English and Modern Foreign Language modules:
English Dissertation
Modern Foreign Language 3

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