Leeds Beckett University

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature

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Course summary

Explore the world of literature, Shakespeare's stage to the digital page. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study poems, plays and prose narratives in their historical and cultural contexts
  • Discuss and debate the different ways texts can be interpreted
  • Embrace a wide range of theoretical approaches
  • Cover a diverse range of texts, from the literatures of Romanticism through to the contemporary, and British and American Literature of the twentieth century to the postcolonial literatures of the Caribbean, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Australia
  • Work directly with leading literary researchers to develop your own creative and critical voice

Course details


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Early Modern Comedy
  • 18th-Century Fictions
  • Contemporary Literary Studies
  • Texts & Theories
  • Narrative: A Short Introduction
  • Poetry
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Literatures of Romanticism
  • Theory into Practice
  • Adaptation: Literary Afterlives
  • Postcolonial Writing
  • In addition choose from a list of Year 2 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.
  • Year 3 Core Modules:
    • English Literature Dissertation (40 credits)
  • In addition choose from a list of Year 3 Option Modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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    The following entry points are available for this course:

    • Year 1

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    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
    Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
    International £14000 Year 1

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