Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Media and English

Understand the relationship between English literature and modern media, from The Globe to the global.

Media and English

Course Overview

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  • Main location

    City Campus
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    3 Years
  • Start date

    18 Sep 2023

In today's media-saturated culture you’re never far from a story.  

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Understand the connections between the study of media and the study of English literature
  • Evaluate a range of literary and media texts, forms and styles to learn how society uses narratives from the 18th Century to the modern day to make sense of itself and the wider world 
  • See how an interdisciplinary approach can offer fresh critical insights into contemporary issues like Black Lives Matter, poverty, climate change and Covid-19
  • Identify and use research methods and analytical skills that are transferable to a range of graduate-level careers 
  • Graduate with a truly relevant degree and a real insight into how media and literature inform the cultures and societies we live in today

We celebrate students and staff with a true passion for the arts and humanities.

Through inspired teaching and intellectual debate, day-to-day interaction with award-winning authors, a rolling programme of media industry professionals, published lecturers and world-renowned researchers, we’ll nurture your passion by developing your creative and critical thinking.

We’ll open your mind to the wide range of opportunities to pursue a career you love, be it anything from writing and teaching, journalism and copywriting, business and marketing, to research and publishing.

Our research and teaching explore a diverse range of topics, from beauty Influencers and online racism in football to feminist dystopian novels and 21st-century literary genres. We're also very hands-on: from regular conferences, seminars and events organised by our Centre for Culture and the Arts, to collaborations with institutes and cultural organisations.

Why study Media and English at Leeds Beckett University

  1. 93% of BA (Hons) Media & English students were satisfied with their course*
  2. Learn from tutors who have extensive industry experience and connections
  3. Benefit from access to guest lecturers, media professionals, published authors and expert researchers
  4. Combine academic study with employment skills training
  5. Explore English literature alongside cutting-edge media
  6. Leeds has a thriving creative and cultural sector

*National Student Survey 2022

BA Media and English - Student View Student Dominic Smith talks about his experience studying at Leeds Beckett University