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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.
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About this course
Through this course you will learn how to read and analyse poetry and fiction, 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 postcolonial literature.
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. If your interest lies in English Language and Linguistics, you can choose to follow the optional strand in this subject area throughout your studies.
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.
Experience is crucial, so you'll complete professional work placements during your degree and we’ll encourage you to think about how you can use your skills, knowledge and interests in a future career.
Why study with us?
- 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.
You will study a variety of modules across your programme of study. The module details given below are subject to change and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
Modules by Year
Core modules (students are required to take):
- English Skills and Employability
- Understanding Literary Genres
- Shakespeare and Shakespearean Drama
- Writing, Performance and Persuasion
Core modules (students are required to take):
- Literature and Employability: Gender, Race and Equality
- Medieval and Victorian Literature
- Postcolonial Literature
- America: Voices from the Counterculture
Students are required to choose one option module from:
- Discovering Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture
- Writing and Theme
- Language: Gender and Sexuality
Core modules (students are required to take):
- English Dissertation
- Austen, the Brontës and Woolf
Students are required to choose at least two option modules from:
- Experiments: Modernism and Postmodernism
- Literature of Enchantment
- Writing: Breaking the Rules
- Multilingualism and Identity*
- Sexuality Studies
- Fantasy and Gender
*There is a pre-requisite for enrolment on this module.
Learning and Teaching
At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and provide you with the tools and support to help you achieve your academic, personal and professional potential.
Our Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy delivers excellence by providing the framework for:
- high quality teaching
- an engaging and inclusive approach to learning, assessment and achievement
- a clear structure through which you progress in your academic studies, your personal development and towards professional-level employment or further study.
We have a strong reputation for developing student employability, supporting your development towards graduate employment, with relevant skills embedded throughout your programme of study.
We endeavour to develop curiosity, confidence, courage, ambition and aspiration in all students through the key themes in our Learning and Teaching Strategy:
- Student Involvement and Engagement
- Integrated Programme and Assessment Experience
- Digital Literacy and Skills
- Employability and Enterprise
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.
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
- Understanding how to use tools and technology to support learning and development
Your time on campus, learning through in-person teaching, is at the heart of your academic experience and the way we deliver our programmes. This is supported and further enhanced by additional engagement activities and opportunities provided online and through digital teaching materials. This blended approach seeks to ensure a positive learning and teaching student experience.
Your programme of study has been carefully designed around a three-phase model of delivery:
- Preparation: You will be given clear tasks to support you in preparing for live teaching. This could include watching a short-pre-recorded lecture, reading a paper or text chapter or preparing other material for use in class.
- Live: All your live teaching will be designed around active learning, providing you with valuable opportunities to build on preparation tasks, interact with staff and peers, and surface any misunderstandings.
- Post: Follow-up activities will include opportunities for you to check understanding, for staff to receive feedback from you and your peers to inform subsequent sessions, and for you to apply learning to new situations or context.
Preparation, Live and Post teaching and learning and the digital materials used will vary by course, but will be designed to help you structure your learning, take a full and active part in your course, and apply and test your developing knowledge and skills.
A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, allowing you to apply and demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.
For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact email@example.com
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, including the recently introduced T Levels, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.
|GCSE requirements||GCSE English language at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required|
|Typical A Level offer||BCC|
Fees and Funding
UK Home Students:
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2022/2023.
Part-time tuition fees will be prorated 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 2023/24 entry will be set in summer 2022.
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, including EU Students:
Visit our webpage for international students.
Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa.
We advise students that there may be additional course costs 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.
- On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded 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 can now submit your application for courses starting in September 2022. Your application should be submitted to UCAS by 26 January 2022.
If you require a Student Route Visa in order to study in the UK, then you must meet all the conditions of your offer and present all supporting documentation required for the visa application no later than Friday 29 July 2022
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:
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.
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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