Language has a profound influence on our way of thinking, seeing and interpreting the world around us. It is a persuasive tool and is used as an instrument of power by governments and large organisations. Our English Language degree examines a wide variety of versions of English and their social, cultural and historical contexts. It has been specially designed with a focus on the role of language in society and to give you an overview of the historical development of English.
With its emphasis on real language in use, the degree examines the relationship between language and society through the analysis of contemporary materials such as news texts. We pride ourselves on offering a challenging and stimulating degree with a wide range of innovative teaching and assessment methods.
You will be taught by academics who are actively engaged in research and have published in their specialist fields. You will also benefit from the University’s Special Collections in the library, home to over 75,000 printed materials and complemented by an environmentally controlled vault that houses rare books and manuscripts from as early as the 14th Century. With a strong commitment to small-group teaching and the personal development of all of our students, we strive to support you in the pursuit of academic excellence.For more details and information about this course visit:
Law shapes our society and influences every aspect of our lives. It defines our obligations and legal requirements, serves to regulate and define relationships and provides a means of redress when problems arise. To study Law is not only to study a challenging subject, but also to study the rules, principles and policies that underpin society. This degree gives you a theoretical and philosophical grounding in Law, as well as the ability to engage in its practical study and application.
Study Law with us and you will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles, theories and key ideas that underpin the law in England and Wales. You also learn about the way Public Law provides the legal framework within which government and administration functions, the structure of Law and Government under which we live, and the values of democracy, rule of law and constitutionalism that underpin that structure.
We aim to produce graduates who do not merely know or know how to, but understand why things are as they are and how they could be different. It is about gaining a deep approach to the subject, in which you try to relate ideas in one subject to those in others, to understand what you read, questioning material, making links and pursuing lines of inquiry out of interest.
Please note that taking this Combined Honours Law degree does not result in a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). Please visit our LLB Law (Qualifying Law Degree) programme page if you want to study for a QLD. Graduates may apply to the relevant professional bodies for partial exemption from a law conversion course – the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – if they wish to train as solicitors or barristers. This is dependent on course choice and cannot be guaranteed.For more details and information about this course visit: