English Literature

DMU English Literature course combines classic and contemporary literature, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to 21st century fiction and film adaptations

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Key Facts

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Degree

BA (Hons) English Literature

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Pathways Available

International Year Zero

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Start Dates

Degree Overview

This course modules involve an exciting range of literature in English, from writers across the globe and on subjects including the novel, Victorian and Romantic literature and Shakespeare and Marlowe. Learn how texts work, and debate literature’s role in society both now and throughout history.

DMU offers excellent teaching from internationally renowned academics and will be taught to articulate your ideas with confidence while writing with fluency and flair.

Through this course, you will have the chance to join a lively and welcoming academic community – a group of people who are friendly, supportive and passionate about literature.

Teaching staff will encourage you to get involved in our student-led English society, go on UK theatre trips or travel abroad with DMU Global, our international experience programme.

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Important

You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

English Literature graduates enter a wide range of professions including media, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.

You will have the flexibility to tailor your degree – either take the opportunity to gain another language by combining English Literature with French, Spanish or Mandarin at beginner or post-GCSE level, or add Creative Writing and English Language modules.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.