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English BA (Hons)


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University of Derby Kedleston Road Derby DE22 1GB

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Fees: This is a classroom based course so it costs £8100. Start date: You can start this course in September.

I was taught by a committed and expert team of people who became both tutors and role models during my time at the University. The quality of teaching and learning was second-tonone. Leanne Pettingale

Teaching and learning You will be taught in interactive and varied ways, with plenty of opportunity for you to discuss and debate ideas, so your course stays stimulating and thought-provoking. This will also help you develop excellent communication skills, something that employers really value.


Stage one Stage TWO


About the course You will be introduced to a variety of literatures from the 16th Century to the present day, from Africa and the Caribbean, Asia, the Americas and Europe. You can take modules that closely examine the ways drama, poetry and prose have developed over the centuries, as well as those examining key theoretical positions, which have altered the way we read. There’s lots of choice, so you can focus on your own literary interests.

Myth and English Literature

Reading American Literature

Mutants and Monsters: Interpreting Fantasy

Early Modern Words, Early Modern Worlds: Sixteenth Century Literature


Duration and mode of study: 3 years full time or 4 – 6 years part time.

During this course you will develop skills such as communication, literary interpretation, appropriate expression and critical analysis, which are much sought after by employers.

Enlightenment Literature

Critical Theory II

Nineteenth-Century Realism: Conscience and Context



Entry requirements: You will usually need 260 UCAS points from accepted qualifications (see for a full list).

Critical Theory I


Research Project







UCAS code: Q200

Derbyshire has a strong literary heritage and has inspired many great writers including Jane Austen, DH Lawrence, twice Booker winning author Hilary Mantel and Emily Brontë. You couldn’t have a better backdrop to your studies.

Study modules


Where you will study: Derby Campus, Kedleston Road.

Why choose this course?



English Independent Study or Work Based Learning

Options Stage Two You will choose from:  Black Atlantic Literatures  Transgression and Restoration: Seventeenth Century Literature  The Art of Crime  Theatricality and Madness  Poetry and Revolution in the British Romantic Period  Work Based Learning in the Creative and Cultural Industries. Stage Three You will choose from:  After the Modern: Existentialism and Postmodernism  Colonialism and Independence  Culture and Counter-Culture  Shakespeare Today  Gender and Identity in Contemporary Literature  Riots and Rebels: Studies in Intercultural Drama  Derbyshire Landscapes in Literature

 Modern and Contemporary Poetry  Eighteenth-Century Literature: Terror, Wit and Letters of Love. Additional information We offer you opportunities for Work Based Learning at various cultural institutions and we also run regular study visits to cinemas, film festivals, theatres, museums, galleries and heritage centres. We also organise programmes of workshops and talks concerned with making yourself employable and aimed specifically at Humanities graduates. Your career You will develop the skills and knowledge you need to give you excellent career prospects when you graduate. You will undertake career related projects in stages two and three, and you can take advantage of our many links with careers counsellors who can advise you about going into areas such as teaching, publishing, journalism, librarianship and arts administration, as well as working in museums, art galleries, theatres and the media.

English ba (hons)