English Language: This course examines a wide variety of versions of English and their social, cultural and historical contexts. You will explore the international role of English as a global phenomenon. With its emphasis on real language in use, the course examines the relationship between language and society through the analysis of contemporary materials such as news texts. Politics: politics at Liverpool Hope explores Britain’s role in shaping global politics since the Empire, its place in Europe and its relationship with America and the emerging super-powers. You will also consider how public policies are formulated and explore the interaction of society in our own political framework.