The course offers great flexibility through its mixture of compulsory and optional modules, allowing you to tailor your studies to your interests. Our academic staff are recognised for their expertise in areas such as contemporary texts and theory, culture and communication, creative writing, and literature from the 16th century to the present day. Their knowledge of subject areas and enthusiasm for their research and teaching makes this a vibrant and supportive place for you to study in, and to learn transferrable skills for your future employment. The BA Single Honours English curriculum offers you the freedom to construct a course covering literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, so providing a stimulating environment for your degree work. The modules we offer grow out of the current research interests and publications of our academic staff, making it possible for you to study the latest thinking in areas as diverse as the staging of Shakespeare, Film Studies, the Analysis of Poetry, Writings of Intimacy, and Language in Society. There are also modules in Creative Writing, with tuition across the discipline, enhanced by teaching from visiting professional authors; and Publishing, which provides a specialized, skills-aware education in this subject area. Your studies will take place in a variety of learning environments, including seminars, workshops, lectures, group work with peers, and one-to-one tutorials. Our teaching centres on a commitment to small-group teaching and all of our modules offer this component. Outside of scheduled teaching times our academic staff are available for face-to-face meetings, essay feedback and support sessions, and for meetings with Academic Advisees. Students benefit from our Virtual Learning Environment (with additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other dedicated research and study environments.