Fascinated by the English language? Want to combine your love of words with the creativity of the advertising industry? Taught by cutting-edge researchers, professionals from the advertising industry and published writers, Southampton Solent University's English and advertising programme draws the best from both worlds to help you develop your professional skills and gain a deep understanding of what makes great writing. You’ll study English literature in considerable depth and will also be introduced to advertising through a variety of units. In addition, you’ll be encouraged to think in new and imaginative ways about drama, poetry and language, and learn to relate them to film, journalism, advertising and your own creative writing. The degree also aims to give you an understanding of how advertising campaigns are planned, developed and creatively executed, along with how advertising theory can be put into practice. Students studying on this degree can take advantage of a combination of creatively stimulating academic study with real-world experience and a strong focus on employability. To support this students have the opportunity to work in our own in-house creative agency, Solent Creatives, which includes a publishing arm, working on live client briefs and developing links with potential employers. Students are also encouraged to seek work placements with support from the academic team, and get fully involved with practical projects set by academics and local businesses. To help further immerse them in the industry, previous students have also been offered the opportunities of going on literary and industry trips and visits, both in the UK and abroad.