English at Leicester

Welcome to English at Leicester.

We combine cutting-edge research with enthusiastic teaching, fantastic careers support, and a varied calendar of extra-curricular and social events.

As an undergraduate student, you can choose to focus on English, with optional pathways in English Language and Creative Writing, or to combine English with American Studies, History, History of Art, Film Studies, French, Italian or Spanish. Depending on the degree programme you choose, you can also opt to spend a year abroad in Europe or in the US.

You can also study at postgraduate level on one of our many masters’ courses or continue your studies with a research degree in English or Creative Writing or Applied Linguistics.

A wide selection of visiting speakers and extra-curricular events will enable you to expand your subject knowledge and improve your analytical skills. There are many English societies and committees to enhance your participation and interest in your studies.

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Modern Languages at Leicester seeks expressions of interest from prospective research students in the 2017 AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership. The deadline for AHRC funding applications will be in January 2017 and your case will be strongly enhanced if you engage in discussion with us well in advance of the deadline. For more information about the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Centre and for details of eligibility, funding and research supervision areas please visit the consortium’s website, our own page or contact the PGR admissions team.



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University of Leicester,
University Road,
Leicester, LE1 7RH.

T: 0116 252 2620
E: SchoolofArts@leicester.ac.uk



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AHRC Midlands3Cities funding for UK/EU students

The Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership is awarding up to 80 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2018 entry.

Applications are now open.

Find out more and apply

Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018