On this course, you will discover how texts work and debate literature’s role in society – both now and throughout history - while acquiring the skills to articulate your ideas with confidence and write with fluency and flair.
You will receive excellent teaching from internationally renowned academics who are supportive and passionate about literature and produce world-leading research in areas ranging from medieval to contemporary literature, language, creative writing and digital humanities. You will also have opportunities to attend talks by visiting writers and internationally-acclaimed guest speakers such as Kate Forsyth, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Study English Literature at DMU and join a lively and welcoming community. Get involved in the student-led English society, 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, marketing, publishing, teaching, public relations and the civil service.
At DMU, you can study English Literature and Drama, Film Studies or Journalism as a joint honours course. You will choose 50 per cent of your options from English Literature and 50 per cent from Drama, Film Studies or Journalism.
- Read poetry, fiction and drama from different centuries and different continents to gain a comprehensive understanding of English literature with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest.
- Choose optional modules from English Language and Creative Writing, and draw on expertise from DMU’s Centre for Adaptation Studies, which explores English and Film Studies.
- Learn from world-renowned academics and internationally-acclaimed guest speakers such as writers Kate Forsyth, Carol Ann Duffy and Benjamin Zephaniah.
- Explore print and digital humanities and learn 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.
- Gain valuable workplace skills through placement and internship opportunities. Our students have worked with the National Space Centre, the English Association, Age Concern, the Leicester Mercury, and local schools and colleges.
- English graduates succeed in wide-ranging careers with big names that include Penguin Random House, HomeStyle magazine, the BBC and Pan Macmillan.
- Broaden your horizons through DMU Global, our international experience programme. Our students have discovered Danish literature in Copenhagen, learned about the role of language in surveillance in Berlin and took part in a scavenger hunt in the New York Public Library.