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English Literature with Mandarin

Entry requirements


A level

C-A*

in English Language or Literature

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

and grade C or above in A level English Language or Literature

UCAS Tariff

112

- From at least 2 A Levels including grade C or above in A Level English Language or Literature - Five GCSEs A*-C (9-4) including English Language or Literature

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

English literature

Chinese languages

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.

**Key Features:**

* 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.

* 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.

* 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.

Modules

First year:

Core English Literature and Modern Foreign Language modules:
• Introduction to the Novel
• Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
• Modern Foreign Language 1 (Basic User or Independent User depending on entry language level)

Optional English Literature modules:
• Poetry and Society

Optional Creative Writing and English Language
• Exploring Creative Writing
• Words in Action: An Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics

Second year:

Core English Literature and Modern Foreign Language modules:
• Exploration and Innovation: 14th to 18th Century Literature
• Modern Foreign Language 2

Choose from the following modules:
• Text Technologies
• Romantic and Victorian Literature
• Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature
• Ways of Reading
• Teaching English Language
• Screen and Literary Adaptations of the Classics

Optional Creative Writing and English Language:
• Writing Place
• Teaching English Language

Third year:

Core English Literature and Modern Foreign Language modules:
• English Dissertation
• Modern Foreign Language 3

Optional English Literature modules:
• English in the Workplace
• medieval.com
• Modernism and Modernity
• Sex and Death in Romantic Writing
• Shakespeare and Marlowe
• Studies in Literature and Film
• Textual Studies Using Computers
• Radical and Contemporary Adaptations
• Contemporary Irish Writing
• Victorian Revolutionary Literature: Chartism and Socialism
• The British Working Class in Literature, Film and Television: 1900-2005
• Unruly Women, Degenerate Men: Science, Gender and Gothic at the Fin de Siècle, 1880-1900
• Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Optional Creative Writing and English Language modules:
• Professional Writing Skills
• Perception, Persuasion, Power: Communication and Control
• Powerful Language: Introduction to Rhetoric

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current.

The course will be divided into 75 per cent English Literature and 25 per cent Modern Foreign Language

Assessment methods

You will be taught by internationally-recognised academics who are friendly, approachable and experts in their fields. You will debate literature from different centuries and different continents in lectures, seminars, workshops and one-to-one tutorials. You will attend guest lectures by exciting writers and thinkers; previous speakers include Simon Armitage, Andrew Davies (screenwriter), Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay, Andrew Motion and Benjamin Zephaniah. You will learn to write fluently and persuasively, to articulate complex ideas and arguments, to research topics comprehensively and to challenge existing opinions.

The first year expands your knowledge of fiction, drama and verse and develops foundational skills in research, writing and critical analysis. Your language module will focus on language skills classes with a cultural awareness class each week to introduce the institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language.

The second year broadens your understanding of the development of English literature through time, with options to study literary adaptations – a field bridging English Literature and Film Studies - or to engage deeply with literary theory.

The third year allows you to choose from an exciting range of options to gain in-depth knowledge of the writers and texts that interest you. You will produce a dissertation on a topic of your choice with the support of a supervisor in one-to-one tutorials. You will also have the opportunity to do a work placement through the module ‘English in the Workplace’ to boost your skills and experience and enhance your CV. You may have the chance to study your chosen foreign language for specific purposes (e.g. business language).

Teaching sessions might be structured around discussion, a film screening or based in a computer lab depending on your module choices. You will complete reading and research in advance and join in conversation with your tutor and your peers. Individual tutorials with module tutors are available in weekly ‘office hours’, at which you can discuss any aspect of your course or get help with assignments. You will experience varied forms of assessment, including essays, presentations, exams, blogs, journals, websites, research reports and creative options.

You will be supported by a personal tutor with access to specialist guidance in writing and study skills from the Centre for Learning and Study Support. Our postgraduate students also run a popular peer mentoring scheme providing friendly and informal advice for undergraduate students in English Literature at DMU. We offer a range of student prizes to reward outstanding academic achievement in English Literature at all levels of the BA degree.

Contact hours:
You will be taught through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work and self-directed study. Assessment is through coursework (presentations, essays and reports) and usually an exam. Your precise timetable will depend on the optional modules you choose to take, however, in your first year you will normally attend around 10 hours of timetabled taught sessions (lectures and tutorials) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 27 further hours of independent study to complete project work and research.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,250
per year
International
£14,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leicester Campus

Department:

Arts, Design and Humanities

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
low
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Literature in english

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

73%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Chinese languages

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

66%
UK students
34%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
C

After graduation


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English studies

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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
34%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

Language and area studies

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Employed or in further education
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Teaching and educational professionals

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English studies

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