[Skip to content]
To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video
English and Media
Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

English and Media

Overview

In a media-dominated culture, you are never far away from a story. Combining the study of both English literature and contemporary media, this course will show you how our society uses narratives from the 18th century to the modern day to make sense of itself and the wider world.

Studying English and media alongside one another will give you a thorough knowledge of how to research, critique and present information, from a gothic novel to a Guardian blog. You'll look at how individuals use new media to form identities and create stories about themselves, and through creative writing you will develop an understanding of what it takes to communicate to different audiences. By undertaking your own audience survey, you'll learn how to carry out consumer research, an ability that will serve you well in your studies and a variety of careers.

You will graduate with a thorough knowledge of these two complementary subjects and with a real insight into how today's media portray gender, race and class. You will also explore the social and historical backgrounds to Shakespeare's plays, Victorian novels and contemporary literature.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 38% of our research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent in the Communication, Culture and Media Studies, Library and Information Management unit.
You'll develop research expertise, learning how to communicate information to different audiences, and hone your creative writing - skills that are invaluable in many careers.

You will create your own media project, working with current industry professionals such as TV producers, camera operators, web developers and journalists. You'll be joining a course that helps you create a network of contacts from day one. As well as having connections with media professionals, we recognise the value of keeping in touch with our graduates who we invite back to give informal talks on their careers.

You'll be taught by staff who have links with local media institutions, and several of them have published academic books in the subjects of English literature and media studies.

Course Features

  • Part-time study available
  • Study abroad option
  • Expert careers service
  • 24/7 Library
  • University accommodation
  • TEF Silver Award

Entry Requirements

96
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
UCAS Tariff Points: 96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points:96 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.
Additional Requirements:
GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 96 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Selection Criteria:
We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.
International Baccalaureate: 24 Points
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses.


More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Charlotte Corner

Careers

Charlotte Corner
Editor in Chief The Cheerleader magazine

BA (Hons) Journalism (2013)

“My course has given me so much confidence. I never thought I'd be my own boss running a magazine, and now I’m doing it. I created the magazine as a project in the final year and I'm committed to making it a successful business.

Modules & learning

Download Course Spec Download
Critical Reading

Media Interactions

Texts & Theories

Early Modern Comedy

Cinematic Identities: Gender, Race & Class

Interpreting New Media

Media Professionals' Workshop

Literatures of Romanticism

The Victorian Novel

Literature of the 20th & 21st Centuries: Alienation & Dystopia

English & Media Theories

Researching Media & Culture

Intertextuality and Adaptation

English or Media Dissertation

Media Celebrity & Film Stardom

New Media Geographies

Race, Culture & Media

Sports Media

Genre Bending Genre Blending

Creative Writing

Shakespearean Tragedy

Masculinity & the Long 18th Century

The Gothic: Literature, Culture, Theory

Atlantic Slavery: 19th-Century Representations

Lifestyle, Media, Identity

Play BA (Hons) English & Media - Dr Peter Mills Video
BA (Hons) English & Media - Dr Peter Mills
Play Life in Leeds Video
Life in Leeds
 

Fees & funding

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.
Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Online resources and collections
    Online resources and collections

    Whether you want to analyse accounts of 17th-century criminal proceedings from the Old Bailey, sift through more than 355,000 works of English and American poetry, prose and drama or explore the world's largest archive of 20th-century popular culture, our Library's online resources provide easy access to a range of diverse collections.

  • Broadcasting Place
    Broadcasting Place

    Officially one of the world’s best tall buildings and a big talking point in Leeds, Broadcasting Place is home to our cultural studies and humanities courses. It offers a space for students to join an academic community that plays an active role in shaping contemporary debates about the future direction of those disciplines.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.

Map

City Campus

It is not every university that can offer you the chance to study in the best tall building in the world. But we can. Our City Campus is home to such award-winning learning environments as Broadcasting Place, voted best tall building in the world in 2010. Other buildings include the Rose Bowl, home to our Business School, which was awarded Best Commercial Property Development in the 2009 Yorkshire Property awards. Just over the road from the Rose Bowl is the Leslie Silver building which houses one of our impressive libraries across five floors. The library is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year.

View in Google Maps

Download Map

Want to know more?

Start exploring

We host a range of on campus and virtual open days throughout the year, giving you the opportunity to discover life at Leeds Beckett University. Find out more about your course, financing your studies, our range of accommodation and the vibrant city of Leeds.

Open Days & Virtual Events Arrow Right Icon Explore Leeds Arrow Right Icon Accommodation Arrow Right Icon
Back to Top Button
Back to Top Button