Undergraduate courses

English at Leicester is internationally renowned for research and teaching. We offer you a range of courses to suit your study needs.

Available degrees

English BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: Q300
We can trace human thought and expression through the ages – just by studying English literature. From medieval classics to modern masterpieces, get ready to explore a staggeringly vast world of reading, writing and thinking.

English and American Studies BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: QT37
Two literary identities. One shared language. From Renaissance drama to contemporary American classics, you’ll look at how the cultures of both countries have produced equally fascinating canons.

English and History BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: VQ13
English is to History what Shakespeare is to the Renaissance. Totally inseparable. In this degree, you’ll explore how great writers have been inspired by the world around them – and what their works can tell us about the past.

Film Studies and English BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: PQ33
Hitchcock made groundbreaking cinema. Joyce wrote landmark novels. English film and literature might appear opposites, but their similarities are striking. You’ll look at the relationship between the two disciplines, and learn the practical skills to work in both.

French and English BA (with optional year abroad)
4 years, full-time | UCAS code: RQ13
For the Francophiles among us. In this degree, you’ll dive deep into French culture, hone your language skills, but also retain your love for English literature and critical thought.

Italian and English BA (with optional year abroad)
4 years, full-time | UCAS code: RQ33
What was Italy like under fascism? How has Italian film changed throughout history? In this degree, you’ll deepen your knowledge of Italian culture, hone your language skills, but also retain your love for English literature and critical thought.

Spanish and English BA (with optional year abroad)
3-4 years, full-time | UCAS code: RQ43
From the history of English literature to modern Mexican cinema – few degrees are as far-reaching as this one. You’ll hone your Spanish language skills, study Hispanic cultures and take your love of English literature and theory to a whole new level.

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