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. Popular Music: The Popular Music combined honours programme is designed to equip students with the appropriate academic knowledge and skills to enter the contemporary popular music industries. The programme is designed along three strands: 'Studying Popular Music', 'Playing Popular Music' and 'The Business of Popular Music'. Each of these strands is designed to interact, but also represent discrete opportunities for students to specialise in very specific areas.