Study is wide-ranging including modern and traditional literature, cultural study and critical analysis, Shakespeare and rap poetry. You can add to your study of literary texts in English with modules in English Language, Creative Writing and/or American Studies. The first academic year provides an awareness of the range of different approaches to understanding texts and develops skills of critical analysis, research and writing. This is achieved through the study of an assortment of texts from various periods in history across the genres of prose fiction, poetry and drama. After the first academic year, the majority of modules are optional, allowing you to engage with the material you are most enthusiastic about. In the second academic year, most modules involve study of a group of texts representative of a period of history, a particular genre or a particular area of the world. In the final academic, a specific collection of writing, a particular theme or critical theory is considered in detail and a wide variety of topics exist.