English Language and Literature final year modules

Compulsory modules

Language Dissertation; or Dissertation in English Literature; or Link Dissertation

An extensive (10,000 word) research project where students will investigate a topic of their choice. This can be in either language or literature, or can be on a topic that links the two halves of the programme together. They will work with a supervisor in the relevant department to design and carry out their project, demonstrating all of the skills in research and analysis that they have developed throughout the programme.

Optional modules (may include) 

English Language Options (students choose 1, 2, or 3, depending on whether they wish to major / minor in Language / keep an even split between both subjects) 

  • Clinical Linguistics
  • Animal Communication and Language Evolution
  • English Language Teaching
  • Authorship Analysis
  • Exploring Linguistic Diversity
  • Language Change
  • Phraseology
  • Language and the Mind
  • Professional Skills        
  • Professional Skills - Freelance

English Literature Options (students choose 1, 2, or 3, depending on whether they wish to major / minor in Literature / keep an even split between both subjects) 

  • From Plato to the Postmodern: Theories of Literature and Art
  • Hidden Romanticism
  • Interactivity: The Theory and Practice of Getting Stuck In
  • Last Year's Novels
  • Remembering World War One
  • The Art of Translation
  • Literature at Sea: 1851 to present
  • Multiple Voices: New York City Poetics, 1960-1985
  • Orwell's Books: Writing Politics, Resisting Tyranny
  • Politics and Terror in the Age of Revolutions
  • Shakespeare's Afterlives
  • Writing/Painting
  • Sustainable Development: Climate, Culture, Society and Policy
  • Bringing Out the Bodies: Technology, Transhumans and Skin
  • Fantasy and Fandom: writing back to the medieval in modern fantasy
  • Islamophobia and the Novel
  • Jane Austen's Fiction
  • Literary Ecologies: Environmental Crisis in American Writing
  • The Pre-Raphaelite Circle
  • Chaucer: Key Works
  • Daphne du Maurier: Horror, Romance & Obsession
  • Making Global Literatures in Britain
  • Shakespeare's Tragedies
  • Single Author: Virginia Woolf
  • The Figure of the Witch: Witch Writings c. 1400-1700
  • Professional Skills
  • Professional Skills - Freelance