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Course details

Subject area

English

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2020, 2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Do you want to learn how you can use literature to explore the world and your potential role in it?

Our English Literature programme will give you the opportunity to read and enjoy a wide range of literary texts, including Shakespearean drama, children’s literature and postmodern fiction.

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses, such as the timings of our placement provision, to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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About this course

  • Indulge your passions. Study English literature from Beowulf through to contemporary literature.
  • It’s all about you. We focus on student-led inquiry in our teaching, which means you’ll develop the skills to become an expert in an area or aspect of literature that fascinates you.
  • Learn from the experts. You’ll work with research-active staff who are passionate about the study of English.

Through this course you will learn how to read and analyse poetry and short stories, as well as gain an understanding of how to compare past and contemporary texts in the same genres.

You'll have the opportunity to explore literature from the Medieval period to the present day, and you'll look at contemporary topics such as gender and sexuality and world writing in English.

We'll teach you the skills and techniques of professional scholarship and literary research, developing your confidence in sharing your knowledge and communicating your ideas.

We'll encourage you to be creative in responding to texts, giving you the chance to communicate your own particular passion for literature. You'll also have opportunities to create your own literature, with optional creative writing workshops in each year of your degree.

English at Leeds Trinity has a thriving community of writers, including staff who are published poets and novelists.

You'll have the opportunity to take part in our writing events, including an annual Writers' Festival and monthly open mic nights.

Professional experience is crucial, so you'll complete professional work placements and we’ll encourage you to think about how you can use your skills, knowledge and interests in a future career.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

 Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three or four years of study. 

Modules by Year

Foundation Year

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
  • Project
  • Image: Introduction to the Humanities
  • Communication: Introduction to Modern Media

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Arts and Communication foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Staging Identity: Researching Plays about Self and Society
  • Vampires and Detectives: Reading Popular Genres
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Beast Buttresses and Battlement: Medieval Literature
  • Reading Literature: Prose and Poetry

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Finding and Freeing Your Voices: Creative Writing 1
  • Analysing Media and Culture
  • History of English 1: The Origins of English
  • Writing, Performance and Persuasion
  • Online Storytelling
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • The Scandalous Victorians: Literature of the Industrial Revolution
  • Twentieth-Century Writing: Experiments in Literature and Society
  • Blood, Magic and Travel: Shakespearean Drama

Students are required to choose one option module from:

  • Professional Development and Placement
  • Professional Development and Placement (Volunteering)

Students are also required to choose two option modules from:

  • Constructions of Gender
  • History of English 2: From Shakespeare’s English to World Englishes
  • Childhood, Loss, Love and Myth: Creative Writing 2
  • Magical Realism in World Fiction
  • Spanish: Language and Culture
  • Media, Power and Culture
  • Digital Narratives
  • Writing America
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take): 

  • English Dissertation
  • Literary Specialisms

Students are required to choose two option modules from:

  • Science Fiction
  • Authors in Depth
  • Breaking the Rules: Creative Writing 3
  • Professional Learning Through Work
  • Sexuality and Ethics
  • Film and Television Adaptation
  • Down the Rabbit Hole: Children’s Literature

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/ grade 4 or higher in English Language.
Typical A Level offerBCC
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Student Finance

UK & EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2020/2021.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2021/22 entry will be set in summer 2020.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2020/21. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students to budget for the following in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • Field trips may occur during this course and they will be either fully or partly subsidised by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Our students have completed their placements at a wide range of organisations – from film production companies and recording studios, to local newspapers and MPs' offices. If you're interested in teaching, you could also experience working in a primary or secondary school.

Career opportunities

English graduates are sought after by employers in a wide range of areas, including teaching and education, the media, the public sector, journalism, marketing, PR and communications.

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