Language precedes great literature. On this degree, alongside your robust study of English literature, you will study the key frameworks for describing English and a range of approaches for studying language use. You will learn about the historical aspects of language development and how language use varies across social and cultural contexts.
We can trace human thought and expression through the ages – just by studying English literature. From medieval classics to modern masterpieces, get ready to explore a staggeringly vast world of reading, writing and thinking.
Postgraduate | Campus-based | Full-time, Part-time | 1-2 years, full- or part-time
More than one billion people speak English. But there’s still much to glean from the way it works and how it’s used. In this degree, you’ll delve deeper into the English language and linguistics, and learn how to collect and analyse data along the way...
English is to History what Shakespeare is to the Renaissance: totally inseparable. In this degree, you’ll explore how great writers have been inspired by the world around them – and what their works can tell us about the past.
We’ll teach you how to analyse inspiring texts – and write them, too. Combining the study of English literature with the craft of creative writing, you’ll explore how to read and write across genres, from fiction to creative non-fiction, and poetry to screenwriting.