English Language BA (Hons)

You will develop skills in linguistic analysis and your own abilities to use language adeptly and appropriately in any potential context. You will also acquire a range of key transferrable skills including, among others, textual analysis, synthesis, writing and general presentation skills, which will equip you for a wide range of careers.

Course details

The language you speak shapes the world you see. This degree helps you understand both better, and to make connections between what you study and what goes on in the world beyond the classroom.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

We live in a world governed and connected by technology. At DMU we believe that you should study the nature of the ‘wired’ environment and how it influences who you are. As part of our approach to digital humanities, you will have the opportunity to see how communication and language operate on web-based platforms, and how the application of digital tools and methods can deepen the knowledge of your chosen subject area.


Entry requirements

104 points from at least 2 A’levels

BTEC Extended Diploma DMM

International Baccalaureate: 24+ Points or

T Levels Merit

Plus five GCSEs grades 9-4 including English Language or Literature at grade 4 or above.


Our graduates have strong linguistic, reasoning and analytical skills, making them highly employable. We develop our students’ information analysis and presentation skills to produce articulate, adaptable, professional communicators who can operate with ease in any setting and with any group of people.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Approaches to Reading and Writing
  • Block 2: Words in Action
  • Block 3: Evolving Language OR you can select to study one route from the list below:
  • English Literature: Intro to Drama: Shakespeare
  • Creative Writing: Writers Salon
  • Drama: Shifting Stages
  • Film: Disney, Warner Bros and the Film Studio
  • Education: Childhood, Social Justice and Education
  • History: Global Cities
  • Media: Media, Culture and Society
  • Journalism: Understanding Journalism
  • Block 4: Topics in Linguistics: Theory in Practice
  • Block 1: Structure and Meaning
  • Block 2: Research Methods for Linguists
  • Block 3: Sociolinguistics OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
  • English Literature: Text Technologies
  • Creative Writing: Story Craft
  • Drama: Theatre Revolutions
  • Film: Screen Archives
  • Education: Preparing for professional practice and Cultural and Educational Transformations
  • History: Humans and the Natural World
  • Media: Public Relations
  • Journalism: Beyond News
  • Block 4: Pragmatics, Theory and Practice
  • Block 1: Yearlong: Dissertation
  • Block 2: Language Acquisition and Expression
  • Block 3: Language and Identity OR continue with the route selected in the first year
  • English Literature: World Englishes: On the Page and Beyond
  • Creative Writing: Uncreative Writing, Creative Misbehaviour
  • Drama: Performance, Identity and Activism
  • Film: British Cinema
  • Education: Adult Learners and Lifelong Learning OR Reflection on Practice: Teaching and Learning OR Gender and Education
  • History: The World on Display
  • Media: Gender and TV Fictions
  • Journalism: Music, Film and Entertainment Journalism
  • Block 4: Communication, Control and Resistance