ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS: - English language focuses on the past and present uses of the English language from everyday conversation to the language of literature and the media. You will have access to two dedicated laboratories complete with special software for learning about and analysing spoken and written language. SCOTTISH LITERATURE: - Scottish literature is the study of the poetry, drama, fiction and prose of Scotland, in English and Scots, from its beginnings in the 14th century to the most contemporary work. The University hosts the only academic unit in the UK exclusively dedicated to the teaching of, and research into, Scottish literature. We are home to the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, which has been awarded over £2 million in funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and which is engaged in the production of a new, multi-volume, scholarly edition of the works of Scotland's national poet.