In our department, you can study any of the following subjects, either concentrating on one specialism or in flexible combinations:


English courses

English Language

Work with renowned linguistic scholars on a diverse range of language courses including the history of English, forensic linguistics, and language and education.

English Literature

Explore the rich diversity of literatures in English, choosing from a wide range of specialist options, covering everything from Gothic novels to lyrical poetry, from travel books to contemporary crime writing.


Single Honours

Combined and Joint Honours

Postgraduate Courses


History courses

Study the dynamic and fast-changing subject of modern History from across the globe with a team consistently ranked in the top ten in the UK by the National Student Survey.


BA (Hons) History is available as Single Honours and in combination with English Literature or Politics.


Multi-disciplinary Masters programmes focus on modern and contemporary periods of history and provide you with the opportunity to undertake a comparative study of history, literature, culture and film.

Creative Writing

Creative Writing courses

Learn and develop your craft as a writer, working with professional poets, novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, and short-story writers. Gain insights into the processes of publishing, broadcasting and performing.


Single Honours

Combined Honours

Postgraduate Study

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