English Language and Literature year 2 modules

Compulsory module

Professional Research Skills for Linguists

On this module, students will work in teams to plan a linguistic research project which responds to a problem or question posed by an employer or an academic research centre. They will put their linguistic expertise to work in exploring and evaluating possible methods and sources of data. The module will develop important academic and professional skills such as responding to a brief, working as part of a team, and designing an effective research project.

Optional modules (may include)

English Language Options (students choose 2) 

  • Discourse Analysis

  • History of the English Language 

  • English Phonetics and Phonology

  • Psycholinguistics 

  • Semantics and Pragmatics 

  • Sociolinguistics 

  • The Language Poets Use

Histories of Literature (students choose 2)  

  • Critical Encounters with Medieval Popular Literature

  • Decadents and Moderns

  • Literature 1950-Present

  • Renaissance Poetry

  • Restoration and Revolution

  • Romantics and Victorians

Themes in Literature (students choose 1)

  • Colonial/Postcolonial 

  • Digital Futures

  • Enterprising English 

  • Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies 

  • Rags and Riches: Wealth and Poverty in American Literature and Culture 

  • Shakespeare's Sisters

  • The Gothic

  • The Use of Genre: Nefarious Plots, Cheap Thrills and the Search for Meaning

  • Tragedy

  • Utopia/Dystopia

  • Rude Writing: Satire and its Targets


Shakespeare: Elizabethan and Jacobean