• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
English Literature (Joint Honours) (Hons) at De Montfort University 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.

About

English Literature (Joint Honours) (Hons) at De Montfort University combines classic and contemporary literature, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to twenty-first-century fiction and film adaptations.

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.

Graduate careers

English Literature 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.

The 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Not available for International. 

  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
  • Introduction to the Novel
  • Words in Action: An Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics
  • Exploring Creative Writing 
  • Exploration and Innovation: 14th to 18th Century Literature
  • Text Technologies
  • Romantic and Victorian Literature
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
  • Ways of Reading
  • Screen and Literary Adaptations of the Classics

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

General Requirements

  • 112 points from at least 2 A'levels including grade C or above in English Language or Literature or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma DMM and preferably including grade C or above in English Language or Literature or
  • International Baccalaureate: 26+ Points
  • GCSEs - Five GCSEs grades A* - C  (9-4) including English Language or Literature at grade C/4 or above.
  • Access - Pass Access with 30 level 3 credits at Merit in English Language or Literature and GCSE English (Language or Literature) at grade C/4 or above.
  • We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GCSEs including English at grade C/4 or above (if required as part of our standard requirement).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 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

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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