This degree allows you to explore the English language, its literary heritage and future in a diverse and research-intensive learning environment. Core modules allow you to explore poetry, prose and drama in different historical periods, while thinking about language in context and the role that it plays in society. On top of this, you’ll select topics that interest you from an impressive variety of optional modules, covering language and literary topics in English from the Anglo-Saxon period to today. Our School of English is large and diverse, home to expert tutors with a wide range of research interests. As a result, we offer flexible degrees that you can shape to suit your interests. You could study medieval Scandinavian literature, folklore and mythology, American fiction, creative writing, world theatre or post-apartheid narratives to name a few. You’ll gain an understanding of English and literature in English while developing valuable transferable skills.