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De Montfort University


English at DMU offers an exciting combination of traditional and innovative modules, from Chaucer and Shakespeare, to contemporary literature and film adaptations. As well as regular film showings of literary adaptations and theatre visits, you have the opportunity to meet writers such as screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Bleak House, Little Dorrit), poets Jackie Kay, Simon Armitage and Andrew Motion, and novelist Louis de Bernière, one of our honorary graduates. There is also a student English society which organises events such as poetry readings. This English degree may be combined with Drama Studies, Creative Writing, Education Studies, English Language, Film Studies, History, Journalism, Media and Communication.
Duration Three years full-time/six years part-time
Level BA Single Hons
Cost 2012 entry: UK/EU Fees: £9000 per year. International Fees: £10,250 per year.
In the third year Single Honours students have the chance to do a work placement with a local employer, with recent placement providers including schools and colleges, libraries, newspapers, and theatres. The placements allow students to reflect on the skills that they have acquired during their degree, while also gaining valuable work experience before entering the world of full-time work. Students studying English also have the opportunity, as part of their degree programme, to study abroad, at a University in Europe or the US. The Faculty currently has partnerships with the following overseas institutions: University of Lodz (Poland), The European University of Cyprus, Francis Marion University (South Carolina, US), East Carolina University (Greenville, US), Georgia College and State University (Georgia, US), University of Maryland (Baltimore, US).
A levels: Normally 260 UCAS points from at least two full A levels, including a grade B or above in English (Language or Literature). BTEC National Diploma: Distinction/Merit/Merit and a grade B in A level in English. You must also have five GCSEs grades A–C including English Language or Literature at grade C or above. We also accept the BTEC First Diploma plus two GSCEs including English at grade C or above. International Baccalaureate: 28+ points. Access: Pass. Interview required: Yes. International Students: If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition is available at DMU both before and during the course if required.
Year one modules: Introduction to the Novel, Poetry and Society, Introduction to Drama, Writing and Screening English. Year two modules: History of English: Medieval to Augustan Literature (compulsory), Romantic and Victorian Literature, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, Ways of Reading, Rewriting Film and Literature. Year three modules: Dissertation (compulsory), British Drama 1956 to the Present, Contemporary Poetry, English in the Workplace, Modernism and Modernity, Postcolonialism, Shakespeare and Marlowe, Studies in Literature and Film, The Working Class in Literature and Film, Writing the Self.
Contact Information
Institution De Montfort University
Clephan Building
The Gateway

Tel: +44 (0) 116 257 7555
Fax: (0116) 257 7533
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: Department of English
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