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 little or no knowledge of Russian, this degree will allow you to learn the language from scratch while gaining an insight into Russian culture, history and politics. Core modules will develop your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills and you’ll spend your second year studying in Russia to improve them. You’ll also be introduced to Russian culture and literature and choose from a wide range of optional modules exploring topics that suit your interests.