These courses give you the opportunity to study English in combination with another language. You will undertake practical language classes for your minor language, while also developing an understanding of the social and cultural environment in which the language is spoken. English: this course takes an innovative, modern approach to the study of literature, focusing on drama, prose, fiction and poetry from the 17th century to the present, and balancing the traditional with the modern. There are opportunities to take units in creative writing, film and cultural theory, as well as writing from the USA, Ireland, Africa, India and the Caribbean. Students who have studied English Literature or Language appreciate the course’s core interest in the analysis of literary language, and those with good qualifications from across the humanities perform just as well. We pride ourselves on our excellent teaching, flexible provision, highly positive student feedback and strong research culture. Italian: Italy’s cultural and economic significance within the European Union and beyond generates an increasing demand for competent and informed speakers of Italian. Our course focuses on Italian language and a number of different aspects of contemporary Italian culture, politics, cinema and literature. You will have the opportunity to concentrate on the areas that interest you the most through independent study. We are a dynamic team of mostly native speakers, with extensive teaching experience and a strong reputation for research.