ENGLISH LITERATURE: - English literature explores human experience and imagination as it has been expressed in written form over more than five centuries. The University is a centre of excellence in creative writing. Professional writers in residence are on hand to provide you with advice and encouragement. SOCIOLOGY: - Sociology studies the ways that people organise their lives together, the constraints within which they do so, the patterns of their social behaviour, and the causes and consequences of social inequalities. One of the distinctive features of our Sociology programme, commended by external examiners and by our graduates, is the combination of sociological, criminological and anthropological perspectives which we provide.