In English and American Studies BA, you will discover the unique identities of English and American literature and how the cultures of each country have affected their literary heritage. English studies will begin in the Renaissance and advance your knowledge of the period's great drama, prose and poetry. Your English studies will continue through to modern day literature with stops along the way in the Victorian, Romantic and Modern periods. Your American Studies modules will introduce you to a history and literary tradition characterised by independence and growth. The modules offer a sound education in each topic and complement each other with a stimulating mix of English and American literature and American history and film. The English courses give students a full history of English, from Shakespeare to the 21st century as well as an introduction to a variety of critical approaches. The American courses offer an exciting combination of American literature, film and history.
The University’s annual Festival of Careers is a four day event that attracts graduate employers from across a wide variety of sectors and industries. This is the perfect opportunity for you to think about where your degree will take you and gain face-to-face time with employers. The growth of the global market means that many jobs in the public and private sectors have an international and often a transatlantic dimension. Employers are looking for independence, creativity, maturity and a broad cultural outlook, all of which are provided through the course.
- A level
- Scottish Higher
- Scottish Advanced Higher
- International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
- Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
- Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
- Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal
- Access to HE Diploma
- Extended Project
Grades / Points
To include English (Language, Literature or combined).
About this University
The University of Leicester is a leading university committed to international excellence, world-changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. A research-intensive university, academic staff are breaking new ground and setting new directions aimed at making the UK and the world a better place. Consistently ranked among the world's top 250 universities (QS World University Rankings), Leicester's staff and students are drawn from around the globe.