Our English Literature programme is large and varied, offering you plenty of choice. We balance the study of canonical writers – Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Bronte – with texts and writers who may be less familiar to you. Options range from modules on specific authors (such as Shakespeare, Virginia Woolf), to topic-based subjects (Writing and the Environment, Post-Colonial Literatures), period-based study (Gender and Eighteenth-Century Fiction, Romanticism) and popular genres (Gothic Origins and Innovations, Crime Fiction). We’ll encourage you to explore diverse areas of literature and to investigate issues that matter to you in your final year project.History of Art and Design at Bath Spa University is for individuals interested in a career in the diverse fields requiring knowledge of art and design history, visual analysis, cultural theory and criticism. We’ll help you to build a strong understanding of the historical and theoretical context to art and design. As the course progresses, you’ll be able to specialise in an area that interests you, with an emphasis on developing you as an independent, skilled researcher and worker in the field. You’ll develop a strong knowledge of the historical background to the subject as well the skills that you will need to become a motivated, agile professional in a related career.