Follow a Pathway in either: Language, Literature or Creative Writing. Develop your own writing style. Graduate with a life-long love for language and literature, and a highly respected degree. English at Sunderland is a wide-ranging and innovative degree. In the first year, all students follow a common curriculum covering the three main branches of contemporary English studies: English Language, English Literature and Creative Writing. In the second and third year you will choose to specialise in one of these branches while taking modules from other areas. Following your own pathway, you will graduate with one of three named degrees: BA (Hons) English: Language, BA (Hons) English: Literature, or BA (Hons) English: Creative Writing.