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. Social policy examines the ways in which societies distribute resources and develop services. Learn about the social and economic challenges facing both Scotland and the UK. Address some of the major questions of our time, such as how social policy should adapt to a changing global, digital, connected and information-rich world. Gain insight into how different societies organise their resources to meet individual and social needs. Undertake an extended investigation into a topic of your own choosing for your Honours dissertation.