This prestigious degree allows you to explore the full range of poetry, prose and drama in English, from Old English and medieval literature to contemporary writing from around the world. Core and optional modules will give you a good grounding in the development of literature in English over time as well as specialist knowledge of topics that interest you. From Arthurian legends to Shakespeare to postcolonial fiction, there’s plenty of variety to choose from. If you have A-level Italian or equivalent, Italian A will allow you to become fluent in a major European language while exploring Italy’s fascinating history and rich culture. Core modules will develop your language skills and introduce you to Italian cinema, art, literature or history. But you’ll also choose from an array of optional modules that reflect our diverse research interests, from Dante and Renaissance art to the writings of Italo Calvino, or specialised uses of Italian in business.