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De Montfort University

English Literature with Mandarin

UCAS Code: Q3T1

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

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 | 2020

Subjects

English literature

Chinese languages

Our Languages pathway allows you to study Mandarin Chinese alongside English Literature. Ideal for students who dropped languages at school after year nine or GCSEs, and for those who have no background in languages, the pathway offers you an essential skill for success in the global job market. You will take a 30 credit beginners or post-GCSE module in Mandarin Chinese which will equate to two hours of language classes and one hour of cultural studies per week, learning about the history, culture, institutions, politics and literature of your chosen language.

• **Boost your career prospects**
There is a shortage of foreign language skills among native English speakers so proficiency in a foreign language will distinguish you from other English graduates and make you more employable
• **Dynamic and diverse curriculum**
Learn a foreign language while reading poetry, fiction and drama in English from different centuries and different continents 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 Years Two and Three for English with Language 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
• **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 opportunities**
through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience

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

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.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,750
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

TEF rating:

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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.

86%
high
English literature

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
96%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

94%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
26%
Male students
74%
Female students
82%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Language and area studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

60%
UK students
40%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Languages, linguistics and classics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
79%
med
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
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

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