This course gives you the opportunity to study two distinct disciplines: philosophy, which questions everyday assumptions and enquires into the foundations of other forms of knowledge; English literature, which involves the close, analytical study of poetry, fiction and drama written in English. You will learn the fundamental principles of logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and political philosophy, and study literature written in English from the medieval period to the present day. For English, in years one and two the study of successive periods of English literature is complemented with work on individual authors, topics, and genres. In your second and third years you will be able to choose from a range of stimulating options and research-led special subjects. Year three is fully optional and includes the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choosing. The curriculum on both halves of the course is designed to give you full advantage of our staff's research expertise.