This course engages in critical readings of a wide range of cultural texts, from plays and novels to news broadcasts and advertising. Read more at the University of Portsmouth website. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? You will learn from research-active specialists in both disciplines, with high levels of personal tuition throughout your degree. You may include creative compositions as part of your assessed work and will have the opportunity to study a foreign language or spend time abroad in work or study. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE You can shape your degree to your interests with a wide range of optional units, take up work placements as a sandwich year or alongside your studies, or take part in a research placement. You may attend our annual Literary Prizes & Public Acclaim event, which brings high-profile figures from the commercial side of literature into the university. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for students interested in philosophical questions about the way cultural texts engage in the relationship between individuals and a media-rich society. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You will develop a strong understanding of the communication and persuasion strategies that underpin business discourse, alongside analytical and presentation skills, as you study this course. You will also have the opportunity to undertake work or research placements, volunteer roles and internships alongside your study, or to undertake study abroad. AFTER THE COURSE You will be prepared for a huge variety of career paths, such as publishing, media, teaching or research. Past graduates have followed a wide range of career pathways, including television script writing, journalism, web design and editing. You will also be well placed to consider postgraduate study.