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. Modern Standard Arabic: Arabic is the official language of the 22 countries which form the Arab League. The demand for studying Arabic has recently increased, especially in the wake of the Arab Spring and the economic opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa. Career opportunities for those who study Arabic might include the areas of diplomacy, translation, tourism, business, media and law. You will graduate with a diverse skill set, having been taught and supported by staff with the expertise to ensure you succeed in your studies.