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. From global crises to the UK economic and political situation, journalism informs our view of the world. Learn the skills and practices of contemporary journalism in a digital, multimedia era. Engage with a range of creative writing genres, including fiction, poetry and travel writing. Study with internationally-renowned writers, journalists and researchers. Enjoy our programme of visiting speakers from the world of broadcasting, publishing and newspapers. Enter your work in student competitions. Opportunities for media work placement experience.