This programme allows you to combine the study of a modern language and English literature to a high level. You can choose between French, German, Italian, Japanese, or Spanish and you can start the programme at the level of language learning that suits you, whether you are a complete beginner or a native speaker of your chosen language. If you wish to study Portuguese you must have at least post-A Level/B2 (CEFR) or equivalent competence. Not only will you attain a good level of competence in the language, you will also have a chance to learn about the culture of the language-speaking area, choosing from a range of modules covering literature, film, history, visual culture and philosophy, amongst other cultural fields. You will also have the opportunity to study a number of cross-cultural modules which will allow you to explore specific themes across a variety of language-speaking areas. The English literature component of the programme will allow you to engage imaginatively in the reading and analysis of literary texts from all periods, from the Anglo-Saxon to the present day, to develop independent critical judgement and to write lucid, well-structured and analytical prose. You will also have the opportunity to study a number of cross-cultural modules which will allow you to explore specific themes across a variety of language-speaking areas.