In a world overflowing with text – from blogs and emails to novels and plays – the study of literature and language has never been more relevant and important. Read texts from a wide range of literary periods, and debate key issues such as identity, race, gender, what it is to be human. Work with staff who are world-leading researchers and prize-winning novelists and poets and benefit from their cutting-edge approaches to the study of literature, language, and theory. Cultivate employable skills in written and verbal communication, analysis of complex cultural ideas, and creative thinking. French is a key international language and its study opens up the varied world of francophone culture. Focus on contemporary language and culture. Study abroad with our partners in Paris, Dijon and Angers. Spend up to two years abroad – one on exchange to a partner university and one as an English-language assistant in an French School. Stevenson Exchange Scholarship – a competitive award with funding towards a project undertaken while abroad. French can also be studied within the LLB Honours Law with a Modern Language and in combination with selected business subjects.