University of Leeds

Degree level: Undergraduate

English Literature

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Course summary

On this varied and wide-ranging course you’ll encounter the rich diversity of texts, concepts and themes within English Literature. From novels to poetry, drama to non-fiction you'll undertake in-depth textual study, gaining advanced skills in interpretation, critical analysis and reasoning. You'll also explore the historical, social and cultural contexts of the texts you study. You'll trace the development of English Literature through time, exploring changes in narrative techniques and discursive practices used by writers. You could study literature from Old English to contemporary and postcolonial narratives, from Jane Austen and Shakespeare to African literature and world theatre. Medieval romances, Renaissance humanism, Romantic poetry and the digital humanities are just some of the specialist areas in the variety we offer. This flexible degree offers you broad knowledge of literature in English and allows you to specialise in topics that interest you – all while you develop transferable skills that employers seek.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of Year 1 of a relevant degree course.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

European Baccalaureate: 85% with 8.5 in English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5with no less than 6.0 in any component.

If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this course, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

See alternative English language qualifications we accept.

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/123100/admissions/143/entry_requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
63%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
89%
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Fees and funding

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English Literature at University of Leeds - UCAS