English and French at Aberdeen gives you all the advantages of the UK’s second most highly-rated research hub for English literature, language and creative writing. You will benefit from studying the subject from a European historical and contemporary context through top-rated study of the French language and literature, history and culture. This subject combination is ideal preparation for a career across the creative arts and media. Aberdeen is a leading centre for the study of literature, language and creative writing, rated second in the UK for its research output. You will study poetry and prose through the dynamic relationship between author, reader and literary text, covering every period from Chaucer to contemporary English, Scottish, Irish, European and American writing and the cultural and critical impact of powerful and controversial modern works. You will be inspired by enthusiastic teachers and researchers, themselves acclaimed authors and poets, and be encouraged to develop your own creative writing skills. French at Aberdeen has an outstanding reputation, gaining the highest possible rating of ‘Excellent’ in the last national Teaching Quality Assessment. You will add to your growing language skills with study of French literature from the middle ages to the present day, plus courses in film, contemporary civilization and culture, taught by experts in Renaissance studies to the politics of culture and difference in contemporary France. As an integral part of your 4-year programme, you will spend half of year three developing your language skills as a teaching assistant or visiting student in a French-speaking country. You will be ideally prepared for careers across the arts, publishing, or media, with the international dimension opening opportunities in European and international business, tourism and many other options.