Exploration and discovery are at the heart of literary study at Leicester. Our degrees put a wide range of English literatures at your disposal, leading you from the Middle Ages through to the globalised literature of the present day. At every step you’ll have the freedom to organise your studies around your own interests, and focus on the areas that appeal to you. You'll also love our annual Literary Leicester festival with amazing guest speakers.

Undergraduate courses in English

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English: On Demand

Take a look around Leicester: On Demand, our collection of videos showcasing our fabulous campus and facilities, our courses and much more.

Campus tour

Our compact, Covid-safe campus is small enough to get everywhere easily but big enough that it never feels crowded. We’ll show you the David Wilson Library, the Danielle Brown Sports Centre and our newly opened, completely refurbished Students’ Union, as well as teaching facilities. 

We would love to show you around - book your place on one of our campus tours today.

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Meet the tutors

Our friendly experts specialise in a range of areas, from the Middle Ages to contemporary literature from around the globe, to offer a comprehensive and valuable overview of English.