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BA (Hons) English Literature and Film Studies

De Montfort University
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Course UCAS code: WQ63
Qualification type:
  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
English Literature at DMU will provide you with the skills and knowledge required for appreciating and discussing English literature, and an opportunity to study an exciting combination of traditional and innovative modules, from Chaucer and Shakespeare, to contemporary literature and film adaptations. Joint Honours subjects include Film Studies which offers you the chance to go beyond the viewing experience to explore film as an art form, as a social institution, and as a business. • **Dynamic and diverse curriculum** 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 • **Study text and film** Choose options drawing on expertise from DMU's Centre for Adaptation Studies, an area of study that incorporates English and Film Studies and is available in all three years for English BA (Hons) students at DMU • **Study creative writing and English language** Choose options which allow you to study creative writing or English language modules during all three years of your degree. • **Explore print and digital media** 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 • **Your employability** will be developed through work placements, CV-building and careers workshops • **Gain workplace skills and experience** Put your research, reasoning and communication skills into practice with an English-related placement module or extra-curricular internship during your degree • **International opportunity** through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience
Modules:
First year Core English modules: • Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare Optional English modules: • Introduction to the Novel Optional Creative Writing and English Language modules: • Words in Action: An Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics • Exploring Creative Writing Second year Core English modules: • Exploration and Innovation: 14th to 18th Century Literature Optional English modules: • Text Technologies • Romantic and Victorian Literature • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature • Ways of Reading • Screen and Literary Adaptations of the Classics Optional Creative Writing and English Language modules: • Teaching English Language • Writing Place Third year Optional English modules: • English Dissertation • 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: • Perception, Persuasion, Power: Communication and Control • Powerful Language: Introduction to Rhetoric • Professional Writing Skills
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. 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. The first year expands your knowledge of fiction, drama and verse and develops foundational skills in research, writing and critical analysis. The second year broadens your understanding of the development of English literature through time, with options to study literary adaptations - a field bridging English 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 (joint honours students complete their dissertation/major project in either English or their other subject). 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.
Application deadline details:

15 January

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De Montfort University is brilliant for those wanting to express their creative skills through a degree. The university itself is just 10 minutes from the city centre and with shops almost on campus itself there is a choice of places to grab a bite to eat for those students nights where cooking isn't an option. As for nightlife the The city's pubs and clubs are close to the uni, most are on one street so walkingis no worry. If you're new to Leicester then you can check out some of its sights, including one of England's largest markets under one roof. You can get a student ticket for a football or rugby match, visit one of the city's old real ale pubs, or get some retail therapy in one of two shopping centres.

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  • Cole260299's avatar by Cole260299 on 24th January 2019
    It’s definitely a great emerging uni. Keeping with the times in relation to diversity among students unlike Russel group Uni’s
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Only if u are going to do design, this Uni still needs more time to develop in order to catch Up
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