Language and literature complement each other perfectly as areas of study. To investigate language is to explore the medium in which literature is written. To study literature is to develop a comprehension of cultural context that is invaluable in understanding language. Our degree offers you the opportunity to choose from a diverse array of modules ranging from sociolinguistics to satire, from language change to the contemporary novel, and from Old English to film theory. In this way you can experience a rich curriculum and benefit from the insights that both subject areas can provide. At the same time, all the compulsory modules on your course bring together ideas from the two sides of the degree - language and literature - to investigate the ways in which the two subjects are related. This means that, although the programme is broad, it is also fully integrated and students are able to see the connections between the different kinds of work they are doing from level one onwards. Studying both language and literature allows you to explore the full range of teaching offered in the School of English and ensures that you are prepared for a wide range of careers when you graduate. Our graduates are creative and self-motivating and have gone on to work in many different sectors. Some of their job titles include Media & Marketing Manager, Lead Practitioner of English, Speech & Language Therapist, Sports Development Officer and Media Relations Manager.