Our English and Sport Science degree combines two exciting and challenging disciplines. Half of your time will be spent studying modules in English and the other half spent studying modules in the School of Sports, Exercise and Health Sciences. While each discipline has its distinctive subjects and approaches, you will also discover productive connections and overlaps between them. The English component of your degree allows you to explore literature and language within a broad range of fields and approaches, so providing a stimulating environment for your studies. 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, Narratives of American Sport, and Language in Society. You will also be able to choose modules in Creative Writing, with tuition across the discipline enhanced by teaching from visiting professional authors. 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. Your English 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 (employing additional learning opportunities through online quizzes, discussion boards and blogs) and library facilities, as well as other dedicated research and study environments.