An exploration of literature, thought and language, and the varieties of ways they help us to understand the world. We bring together a wide range of modules in literature and language, to provide you with a stimulating programme in which you can direct the emphasis towards language, or literature (including options in Creative Writing), or achieve a balance of both. The programme is aimed at students who are receptive to ideas and eager to explore them at university level with tutors who are open, friendly and available to help. Year after year, our students give us very high ratings for teaching, enthusiasm and availability. We also have an active research culture, and encourage and guide students who wish to follow further programmes of study at postgraduate level.