English is a diverse and academically rigorous programme, providing a thorough knowledge of English Literature from Early and Middle English to the present day, whilst allowing students to pursue their interests through a range of option modules. All English lecturers at the University of Northampton are active, publishing researchers in their specialist fields, offering expert teaching in subjects ranging from Shakespeare and Victorian literature to contemporary writing. Creative writing is an enjoyable and demanding programme allows students to develop their own distinctive voice as a writer while also studying another subject. Students explore different styles and forms of writing, engage with the best of literature and language and build an extensive portfolio of work. Students may select from six specialist modules and will attend regular, friendly workshops with six dedicated, published writers.