Undergraduate BA (Hons)

Media and English

Gain powerful insight into the narratives told by modern media by studying the historical relevance of Shakespeare's plays, Victorian novels and contemporary literature.

Media and English

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    P3Q3
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

You’ll gain powerful insight into the narratives told by modern media by studying the historical relevance of Shakespeare's plays, Victorian novels and contemporary literature.

You’ll study how society uses narratives to make sense of itself and the wider world. You'll also gain real insight into how today's media represents gender, race and class, as well as the social and historical reasons behind those representations.

Drawing on examples from the 18th Century to the modern day, you’ll learn about relationship between English literature and modern media. Because in today's media-saturated culture, you’re never far from the story.

Learning from practitioners

Through inspired teaching and intellectual debate, you’ll build your creative and critical thinking. Your imagination will be given the freedom to take flight so that you can develop your own creative voice, producing short stories, autobiographical writing, poetry and script.

You’ll interact with:

  • Award-winning authors and playwrights
  • A rolling programme of media industry professionals
  • Published lecturers
  • World-renowned researchers
  • In your final year you’ll work on an extended creative writing project. Collaborating with fellow students, you’ll produce an anthology and then plan a launch event for it.

The Northern heart of culture and the arts

You’ll be given unique opportunities to work directly with the 18 museums, 10 art galleries, 17 theatres, 4 film production companies and 3 recording studios that surround the city centre campus. You can also get involved in many regional events, including the Ilkley Literature Festival and the Leeds West Indian Carnival.

Take advantage of the special relationships we’ve developed with employers and cultural industries throughout the city and across the region. Students have completed placements in the editorial team at Hallmark Studios and with Peepal Tree Press – an internationally-renowned publisher based in the city.

Topics you can study

Our research and teaching explore a diversity of topics, including:

  • South Africa under Apartheid
  • The cultural impact of the LGBTQ community
  • On-line racism in football
  • 21st century genres
  • You’ll have the chance to attend regular conferences, seminars and events organised by our Centre for Culture and the Arts, to collaborate with institutes and cultural organisations.

Why study Media and English at Leeds Beckett University

  • Interdisciplinary study
  • Embedded employability skills
  • Expert careers service
  • Work with industry professionals
  • Guest lectures delivered by industry professionals
  • Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  • Strong and meaningful partnerships with community organisations
     

 

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