What Will You Study

Two high-ranking departments join forces to teach this fascinating degree. You’ll be taught by the country’s largest Linguistics and English Language department and an English Literature department which has a cutting-edge approach to literary study. You’ll study a broad range of literature at the same time you will uncover the secrets contained within the language used to write them. Studying the sound, grammar and meaning systems of language means you’ll gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of texts.

The mixture of English Literature and Linguistics topics is evenly balanced. The degree starts with the core elements of English Literature and Linguistics. In the second year you’ll move on to more specialised modules. These include The Theory and Practice of Criticism and Structures of the World’s Languages.

In your final year, you’ll be able to pursue the topics that intrigue you the most. You could choose from modules such as a dissertation, Cognitive Linguistics, Contemporary Middle Eastern Literatures, Shakespeare, as well as many other modules.

We’ll assess your progress through coursework and exams in a caring, friendly atmosphere. You’ll have regular meetings with your academic advisor and the opportunity to join our highly active student societies which brings together students with a shared interest in writing, literature, and language.

Your degree opens doors to jobs in speech therapy and language technology. You will develop analytical and investigative skills, highly prized by employers such as law firms, management consultancies and the media. Linguistic awareness is a real boost when working for international and multicultural companies and organisations.