Our BA English and Environment is a course unique in the UK that pairs the study of English literature and cultural studies with issues facing the environment, such as sustainability and climate change, and is taught jointly by the School of English and the School of Earth and Environment. The course is part of the University’s commitment to problem-solving cross-disciplinary research that combines methods drawn from the sciences with those more usually associated with the arts. This course allows you to explore the often surprisingly deep relationship between English literature on the one hand, and historical and contemporary environmental issues and debates on the other. You will combine skills derived from the study of both literature and environmental studies, developing a unique and valuable skill set. In Year 1 you will gain insights into key issues and debates while working on the critical and analytical skills needed to address them. In Year 2 you will sharpen these skills by applying them to issues such as wildness/wilderness, climate change, or biodiversity) in which both qualitative (interpretative) and quantitative forms of analysis are required. In Year 3, you will undertake an autonomous research project while also honing pre-professional skills in such environmentally oriented areas as environmental journalism and consultancy, biodiversity management and work with non-profit organisations (NGOs).