This is a combined honours course, where you study English Language and Communication alongside Communication, Media and Culture. English Language and Communication will enable you to explore how language works as a complex system and why English has become the global language of communication. You will examine the ways in which the language, and other forms of meaning, are structured and used for different purposes in a range of contexts – local, national and global. Oxford is the ideal city in which to study English Language and Communication, with a vibrant literary community, and cultural and literary events taking place throughout the year. It is also a very international city – with students and residents from a wide range of backgrounds. Communication, Media and Culture is structured around the three key themes of communication, media and culture in contemporary society and will develop your skills as an effective communicator. You can specialise in one theme or engage in all three, according to your interests and career ambitions. Oxford is a media and communications hotspot. It is home to numerous cultural institutions, has a flourishing new media industry, and is one of the world’s leading centres for publishing.