English is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world and is used by more than a billion people. It’s the main language in areas such as science, communications, technology, business, entertainment and diplomacy. The programme at Hull will allow you to study key language issues from various perspectives and examine different cultural contexts, to trace the rise of English to the level of a global common language, and to gain insights into different types of discourse as well as examine approaches to professional communication. If you don't have the qualifications to enter the programme directly, we offer a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study. See our website for more information.