In English students choose to follow either a Language or a Literature route, each with a compulsory programme to develop skills and knowledge for subsequent years. In Language students take three modules including Introduction to Describing English, Introduction to Stylistics and English in Context. In Literature you will take Approaches to Literature, Introduction to Narritive, and Poetry and Drama.
In History, you will take History Study Skills and a two modules from medieval history, twentieth-century British history, modern European and world history, and an introduction the history of ideas.
In History you take either the History of Early Modern England or Nineteenth-Century Britain and the six week work placement. In English, Language you must take Sociolinguistics, as well as choices from other modules, including Child Language Acquisition, Stylistics of Drama, Stylistics of Contemporary Poetry, Stylistics of Narritive and Conversation Analysis. In Literature you take Introduction to Critical and Cultural Theory and other literature modules such as 20th Century Fiction, English Literature 1580-1700, Victorian Issues, English Literature of the 18th Century.
In English you continue to develop skills and knowledge in either Language or Literature with modules which may include Language and Power, Metaphor, Language of Humour, Pragmatics and Bilingualism on the anguage route and British Romanticism, The Rise of the Novel, Women's Writing and Feminist Literary Theory, City Narritives, Renaissance Drama on the lIterature route.
In History you specialise, taking special subjects related to the research of the History staff. Modules can include Britain on the Breadline between the Wars, the French Revolution, Slavery and American Society and Gender and Society in the Middle Ages.