United Kingdom, Leeds

British Literature and The Brontës

when 8 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1770

This module will provide students with an introduction to British Literature with a particular focus on well-known authors from the region, including the Brontës. Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë lived at Haworth Parsonage, only a few miles from Leeds, which will be visited as part of this module. During the 1840s and 50s they wrote some of the most original and challenging fiction of the Victorian period, which retains its popularity and still inspires criticism, fiction, popular culture, and film adaptations. Other British authors such as Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson and the Lakeland Poets may be included in the curriculum. The School of English at the University of Leeds is one of the top-rated departments in the country and ranks in the top 10 for research.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (30 June - 29 July 2018) and comprises two modules, each lasting two weeks. As well as this module you must take another module in order to attend LISS for the full four weeks.

Course leader

Victoria Clarke

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

Students will gain knowledge of a range of British writers. They will have participated in presentations, discussions and field trips that will foster analytical, interpretative and creative responses. Students will have developed skills in close reading and research.

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1770: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.


Santander scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.