Dual honours courses
A dual honours degree allows you to study two subjects as part of your degree. Weight your degree evenly across the two subjects, or lean more towards modules in one subject. The many optional modules mean you can design your degree around your individual interests.
We offer several dual honours options with either English Literature or English Language and Linguistics:
- English and History (choose either a Literature or a Language pathway)
- Linguistics and Japanese Studies
- English and Modern Languages & Cultures
- Linguistics and Modern Languages & Cultures
- English and Music (choose either a Literature or a Language pathway)
- English and Philosophy
- Linguistics and Philosophy
- English Language and Sociology
Please see our individual course pages for more information about each of these programmes:
BA English and History
The combination of English and History uniquely positions you to be able to interrogate a variety of literary texts (including film, theatre, poetry and prose) and place them within their historical, social and political contexts. Both departments offer modules that explore literary and historical cultures from the medieval period up until the contemporary moment. This course is available with either an English Literature or an English Language pathway.
BA Linguistics and Japanese Studies
This four-year course is run jointly with the School of East Asian Studies. The Japanese side of the course combines intensive study of the Japanese language (from beginners level) with modules on Japan and East Asia. Your Linguistics modules will provide you with all the analytical tools and concepts that are essential to becoming a successful linguist.
BA English and Modern Languages & Cultures
This degree will give you a deeper understanding of the crucial relationship between language, culture and society, both within Europe and beyond. Explore the realms of poetry, prose, theatre and film in English and other languages, whilst at the same time learning and applying practical skills in your study of either one or two modern foreign languages.
BA Linguistics and Modern Languages & Cultures
This combination of linguistics and modern languages and cultures will deepen your understanding of how language and languages work. You’ll study the inner workings of language, whilst at the same time applying this knowledge in your study of either one or two modern foreign languages.
BA English and Music
This dual honours English and music degree allows you to pursue your creative and critical passions across the arts. Through English, you’ll study literature, language, theatre, film, creative writing and more. In Music, you'll be free to range across our seven subject areas: performance, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, music psychology, musical industries, and music technology. This course is available with either an English literature or English language pathway.
English and Philosophy BA
English and Philosophy are mutually supportive subjects that provide distinct but corresponding methodologies for our understanding of the world. The joint study of English literary cultures (including theatre, film and creative writing) and Philosophy (including philosophy of language, ethics, metaphysics and logic) will throw you into some of the oldest debates around the very possibility of meaningful life.
BA Linguistics and Philosophy
This degree explores our dependence on language from different perspectives. In Linguistics, you will learn about the nature and development of different languages. In Philosophy, you will develop your understanding of the philosophy of language, as well as other key philosophical areas like ethics, metaphysics and logic.
BA English Language and Sociology
The combination of English Language and Sociology gives you a unique insight into the development of language and its place in society. You will learn all the analytical tools and concepts essential for anyone studying human language, whilst also exploring issues like community, identity, globalisation, religion and belief, migration, feminism, and modernity.