• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #242 (QS) Leicester, United Kingdom
The English BA offered at the University of Leicester offers a comprehensive survey of English literature in its various manifestations, leading you through the earliest material in English to the globalised literature of the present day.
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Overview

Programme Aims

During the English programme offered a the University of Leicester, you will be given the opportunity to experience the full range and diversity of poetry, drama and prose written in English, encountering every major current and figure, from the early medieval sagas to the early modern stage, and from the Romantic movement to the post-war period and beyond. You will also discover how English literature has adapted to reflect various conditions throughout its long history, and how the latest critical approaches can enable you to engage with its varied forms and content.

The level of coverage offered by our English degree means that our graduates leave Leicester with an unrivalled breadth of knowledge and an extensive range of skills. A variety of option modules will allow you to shape your studies around your own interests, and to deepen your understanding of subjects and areas that most appeal to you. Our teaching staff are active researchers in a large number of different fields, from Caribbean literature to writing on medicine, and from the pre-Conquest period to the post-colonial era. Particularly strong areas of expertise include medieval literature, early modern literature, the Victorian period, the 20th century, and creative writing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • Year Abroad (optional)
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Chaucer and the English Tradition
  • Renaissance Literature B 
  • Renaissance Literature A
  • Beginnings of English Literature
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Viking Myths and Sagas

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • A/AS-levels: ABB-BBB at A-level including English (Language, Literature or combined). Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. General Studies is accepted.
  • EPQ with A-levels: BBB at A-level including English (Language, Literature or combined) + EPQ at grade B.
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points, including 6 in Higher Level English.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Distinction. To include 12 credits at Distinction in English Level 3 Modules.
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma with DDM. Plus grade B in A-level English (Language, Literature or combined)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17450 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Leicester

  • 751 - 1430 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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