Study an exciting range of English literature from writers across the globe and from different eras or movements, such as Victorian literature and Romanticism, as well as classic and renowned authors including William Shakespeare and Christopher Marlowe. Learn how texts work, and debate literature’s role in society both now and throughout the course of history. You’ll be taught by internationally renowned academics and experts who will encourage and support you to articulate your ideas with confidence while writing with fluency and flair. We produce world-leading research in areas ranging from medieval to contemporary literature, language, creative writing and digital humanities.
Our modern languages pathway is the opportunity for you to learn either Chinese Mandarin, French or Spanish alongside your studies in English literature. As part of this, you will undertake a beginner or post-GCSE module in your chosen language, which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week. Forming part of this is the cultural awareness class, which introduces you to the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language. In your final year you’ll be able to tailor your learning with the opportunity to study for specific purposes, for example languages for business, which can offer you insight and experience of you chosen future career path.
By choosing to study English literature with a modern language at DMU, you’ll join a lively and welcoming academic community. Enjoy getting involved in the student-led English society and going on theatre trips across the UK as part of your course. Our graduates from this course progress into a wide range of professions including media, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.
- Learn a modern foreign language while studying English poetry, fiction and drama from different centuries and continents, with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest through option modules. Modules you can choose from include Millennial World Fiction, Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Victorian Literature and Exploring Creative Writing.
- You will take two 15 credit modules per study level in your chosen language, which will equate to three hours of language per week. During your weekly language workshop, you will develop your language skills through the study of the country, the society, the culture and the people.
- Your learning will be informed by expertise from DMU’s Centre for Adaptation Studies, an area of study that incorporates English literature and film studies and is available in both your second and third year.
- Explore print and digital humanities and learn to use a hand printing press or gain practical training in programming language HTML through options to explore the production of literary texts in manuscript, print and digital forms from our Centre for Textual Studies.
- Our specificity is to cater for any language experience, meaning you will study at a level and pace that really suits you and your needs. Learning a new language with us will therefore not only provide you with linguistic skills, but will also enhance skills in your native language and develop your presentation, written and critical skills.
- Gain valuable workplace skills through placement and internship opportunities. Our students have previously worked with organisations such as the National Space Centre and Leicester Mercury newspaper, charities including the English Association, as well as local schools and colleges.
- Enhance your employability through a recognised competence in a foreign language, distinguishing you from other graduates and significantly improving your career prospects.
- Our English graduates have succeeded in wide-ranging careers with well-known publishing companies including Penguin Random House and Pan Macmillan, as well as news organisations such as HomeStyle Magazine and the BBC.
- Broaden your horizons through DMU Global, our international experience programme. Our students have previously expanded their knowledge of Danish literature in Copenhagen, learned about the role of language in surveillance in Germany’s capital Berlin, and taken part in a scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library, the third largest public library in the world.