University of Leicester

Degree level: Undergraduate

English

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Course summary

Like John Keats, who compared his reading to 'travel...in the realms of gold', we recognise that exploration and discovery are at the heart of literary study. Our degree puts the full range of English at your disposal, from the sagas and romances of the Middle Ages to the globalised literature of the present day; at every step, you will have freedom to organise your studies around your own interests, and to focus on areas of greatest appeal to you. Our English BA offers a comprehensive overview of English literature in its various manifestations, leading you through the earliest material composed in English to contemporary international literatures. The level of coverage offered by our English degree means that you will graduate with an unrivalled breadth of knowledge and an extensive range of skills. Flexibility is at the heart of our courses: 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. The expertise of our staff ranges from Old English to the present day, and from language to creative writing, meaning you will have access to an unrivalled range of topics and themes. 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 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. 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 twentieth century, and creative writing. You can also complement your literary study by taking options in related disciplines, such as American Literature, Film Studies, History, Creative Writing, Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or modern languages.

Course details

Modules

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Assessment method

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How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Q300
Institution code:
L34
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the programme of study and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous examination results.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://le.ac.uk/courses/english-ba/2022


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The tuition fee for home students is reviewed annually and for the academic year 2022/3 it is £9,250. The fees for following years have not yet been decided but are likely to increase each year in line with inflation, subject to government regulations. The inflation rate used will be RPIX, which includes all the items in the Retail Price Index, excluding mortgage payments. For your information, the inflation rate used by the Government when increasing the tuition fee from £9,000 to £9,250 was 2.8%. Fees for international students can be found on the individual course pages. https://le.ac.uk/courses For further information about fees and funding please see the following page of the University website: https://le.ac.uk/student-life/undergraduates/fees-funding
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