English Language and English Literature at De Montfort University - UCAS

English Language and English Literature

De Montfort University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

TEF Gold

De Montfort University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

Find out more about the TEF.

English Language and English Literature at DMU introduces you to an exciting range of theories and concepts in both subjects, providing a cohesive course in two complementary subjects. As well as developing subject specific knowledge of the English Language and English Literature, the degree aims to develop a range of key transferrable skills including the ability to use language adeptly and appropriately in any potential linguistic context, skills of textual analysis and synthesis, advanced digital literacy, and high-level research, writing and communication skills, which will be of clear benefit in equipping future graduates for a wide range of careers. Study English Language and English Literature at DMU and join a lively and welcoming academic community. Get involved in the student-led English Literature and English Language societies, 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, translation, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service. ◾ Study language and literature in breadth and depth and learn new skills in a wide range of highly specialised modules covering a wide range of different subject areas ◾ Explore print and digital humanities by learning to use a hand printing press or gain practical training in HTML with options exploring the production of literary texts in manuscript, print and digital forms from DMU’s Centre for Textual Studies ◾ Broaden your knowledge base by studying not just English Language and English Literature, but also Creative Writing, with an opportunity to learn about the principles and practice of teaching English language ◾ Improve your employability by focusing on your career prospects through learning essential skills and knowledge and putting them to practical use. The final-year placement module allows you to gain work experience and develop your presentation and communication skills ◾ Gain workplace skills and experience by putting your research, reasoning and communication skills into practice with an English-related placement module or extra-curricular internship during your degree ◾ International opportunity through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience

Course details


First year Core Modules ◾ Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare ◾ Words in Action ◾ Evolving Language Optional modules: ◾ Introduction to English and Adaptation ◾ Poetry and Society ◾ Introduction to the Novel ◾ Topics in Linguistics: Theory in Practice ◾ Work-based Learning (Placement) Year Second year Core modules ◾ Exploration and Innovation: 14th Century to 18th Century Literature Optional modules: ◾ 20th and 21st Century Literature ◾ Ways of Reading ◾ Screen and Literary Adaptations of the Classics ◾ Romantic and Victorian Literature ◾ Text Technologies ◾Sociolinguistics ◾ English Language in UK Schools ◾ Introducing English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) ◾ Grammar: Analysing Linguistic Structure ◾ Semantics: Analysing Linguistic Meaning ◾ Research Methods for Linguists ◾ Phonetics and PhonologyLanguage in Context ◾ Erasmus Year Third year Core modules ◾ English Dissertation OR ◾ English Language Dissertation Optional modules: ◾ Nineteenth-Century American Literature ◾ Contemporary Irish Writing ◾ The British Working Class in Literature, Film and Television ◾ Unruly Women, Revolutionary Men ◾ English in the Workplace ◾ Modernism and Modernity ◾ Staging the World: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries ◾ ◾ Sex and Death in Romantic Writing, 1780-1830 ◾ Textual Studies Using Computers ◾ Radical and Contemporary Adaptations ◾ Biofiction: Writers’ afterlives ◾ Writing Adaptations: Theory and Practice ◾ English Language in the Workplace ◾ Powerful Language: An Introduction to Rhetoric ◾ Corpus Linguistics ◾ Language, Mind and Culture ◾ Perception, Persuasion, Power ◾ Language Acquisition

Assessment method

You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and sometimes an exam. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 10 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 27 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
Student satisfaction
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeQ390
Institution code D26
Campus nameLeicester Campus
Campus codeY

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points - From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature
A level C - A* in English Language or Literature
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM plus grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
English Language and English Literature at De Montfort University - UCAS