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Welcome to the School of Literature and Languages web-pages, where you will find details of our top-ranking English departments, and our innovative Modern Languages degrees.

Staff in the Departments of English Language and Applied Linguistics, English Literature, and Languages and Cultures are constantly evolving new ways to teach and research our subjects, and to make them available to students in compelling formats.

We hope you enjoy finding out about what we have to offer, both academically and in terms of preparing students for life after university. Do get in touch with us if you want to discover more.

Languages and Cultures

Gain sought-after proficiency in languages and a deep understanding of the societies and cultures associated with the languages of your choice. 

English Literature

Gain skills of critical analysis, communication, negotiation, adaptability, problem solving, and cultural understanding that will be crucial to your success, both during and after university.

English Language and Applied Linguistics

We offer a range of English language courses to suit your interests, with the opportunity to combine with literature, linguistics or a foreign language.

Marks of distinction

The School of Literature and Languages is home to award-winning academics with an international research profile and prides itself on innovative teaching, including Creative Writing.

Learning beyond the classroom

Learning in the School of Literature and Languages is not confined to the classroom.

Placements, studying abroad, the University's RED award scheme and research opportunities are all available to help you broaden your skills and prepare for your chosen career.

Academic placements

Academic placements are an exciting opportunity for students on part one Persuasive Writing, and for all students in parts two and three.

They facilitate the opportunity to link the learning on a module to jobs and careers away from the classroom.