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We can trace human thought and expression through the ages – just by studying English literature. From medieval classics to modern masterpieces, get ready to explore a staggeringly vast world of reading, writing and thinking.
The first year lays the foundation for your degree as a whole, introducing you to methodologies and techniques you will use throughout the rest of your studies. You will encounter core themes and developments in prose, poetry and drama, and will be encouraged to think in new ways about the English language. In Year 2 you will have the opportunity to discover literature from the early medieval period, exploring the literary and theoretical moments and movements that have shaped contemporary literature and language studies. You will be able to choose from specialist option modules to enhance your employability profile and benefit from our research expertise. If you want to, you can spend your third year studying abroad. Please note that a year spent abroad still incurs a tuition fee, but this is much lower than for a normal year at Leicester. See our Fees and Funding section on our website for details. In your final year your core learning will conclude your chronological journey through literature. Your final year is also an opportunity to expand your knowledge in the areas of English that have captured your attention.
For full module details, please see our website.
You will be assessed by range of different methods, in order to reflect the number of different skills you will acquire, including essays, group-work projects, oral presentations, reviews, portfolios, and exams.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||BBB - ABB||To include English (Language, Literature or combined).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: email@example.com|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits||Pass the diploma with 45 credits at level 3. To include 12 credits at Distinction in English Level 3 Modules. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scottish Higher||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: email@example.com|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M2, M2||To include English (Language, Literature or combined).|
|Extended Project||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||30 points||Including 6 in Higher Level English.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Qualification accepted. Please contact the Admissions Team for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||ABB||To include English.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Considered alongside other qualifications.|
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.