Humanities & Social Science
CourseEnglish Language and English Literature BA (Hons)
Full-time | Four years with a placement option
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 DMU Global 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 such as words in action, poetry and society and sociolinguistics.
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
Our graduates have gone on to work at Meisei University in Tokyo, HomeStyle magazine, the BBC, Pan Macmillan and Penguin Random House.
Develop a global understanding of English Language and Literature through an international experience with our DMU Global programme. Students have previously explored ekphrastic writing and themes of oppression in Berlin, as well as visiting TED HQ and key literary locations in New York.