This is a combined honours course, where you study English Literature alongside English Language and Communication. English Literature offers the opportunity to study an exciting range of modules, blending the study of classic texts and literary traditions with current theoretical models for understanding literature as a dynamic, global phenomenon. Our course is renowned for its inspirational teaching and research excellence. In the 2013 National Student Survey (Source: Unistats), 93 per cent of students agreed that staff had made the subject interesting. This course will also 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.