English focuses on the Renaissance and the long 19th Century, and the 20th Century; English Language takes a close look at the development of English as a global language, at the prospects for its future, and at cultural aspects of communication; we also examine the structure of the language and at the way it is used to varying effects in different texts; in addition, students have the opportunity to learn how to teach English to speakers of other languages. This course allows you to combine on an equal basis two subjects, giving you a sound perspective on both, with a broad choice of option modules. In English Language we take a close look at the development of English as a global language, at the prospects for its future and cultural aspects of communication. We also examine the structure of the language and at the way it is used to varying effects in different texts. In addition, students have the opportunity to learn in detail how to teach English to speakers of other languages and to undertake creative writing for personal development. As a UWE English graduate you will also understand, in sophisticated, complex ways, the powerful dynamics of literary culture. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching, the breadth and depth of our degree programme, and the way it nurtures and develops its students. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) awarded English at UWE an excellent rating (the highest possible grade) for the quality of teaching and learning. In the most recent English Academic Review, English was commended for 'the energy and creativeness of the staff; the processes of thinking about and developing the reflective student; the evident success of the first year courses'. The number of students taking single and joint honours in English approaches 600; yet we pride ourselves on maintaining an open, supportive, and friendly atmosphere.