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Course summary

Learn to write about, discuss and investigate the history and culture of English. 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
Find out more You’ll graduate with highly valued transferable skills in writing, research and critical thinking. You’ll benefit from:
  • Inspired teaching
  • Intellectual debate
  • Interaction with award-winning authors and playwrights
  • A rolling programme of visiting media industry professionals, including published lecturers and world-renowned researchers
Heart of culture Leeds is the Northern heart of culture and the arts. Your campus sits in the very centre of the city, surrounded by museums, art galleries, theatres, film production companies and recording studios. We work directly with Leeds museums and galleries and many regional events, including the Ilkley Literature Festival and the Leeds West Indian Carnival. Industry links Our location has enabled us to develop relationships with employers and cultural industries in the city and across the region. Past students have completed placements in the editorial team at Hallmark Studios and with Peepal Tree Press, an internationally-renowned publisher based in the city. Why study English Literature at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 100% of BA (Hons) English Literature students were satisfied with their course*
  • 100% of BA (Hons) English Literature graduates in work or further study 15 months after graduation**
  • Strong and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
  • Applied humanities practical module option
  • Work with practising writers and active researchers
  • Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
National Student Survey 2022 *Percentage of respondents from this course, HESA Graduate Outcomes 20-21


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Shakespearean Drama
  • Contemporary Literary Studies
  • Short Stories
  • The Novel
  • Adaptation: Textual Afterlives
  • Poetry
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • The 18th Century: Revolutions in Writing
  • The 20th Century: Alienation & Dystopia
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Theory into Practice
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.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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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

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English Literature at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS