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. Mandarin Chinese: is the most widely spoken language in the world and China is the world’s second largest economy. Speaking Mandarin will allow you to communicate with millions of people around the world. Our course focuses on developing your communication skills alongside your reading and writing skills. You will gain a good understanding of how the language works, as well as an appreciation of China and its culture. You will be taught and supported by enthusiastic staff who are experts in teaching this language.