Language is a way of communicating meanings. We all use it, but it is so much a part of our lives that we often don’t recognise what is being done with it and how it is being used.

It is everywhere, but how often do we stop and think about it as an object of investigation? There are some things on this course that you will know from experience, but the understanding that you have so far is likely to have been practical rather than technical. The course will allow you to build a ‘toolkit’ which you will use to refer to different aspects of language areas, perhaps, that you haven’t considered before. You'll also be better able to use language creatively, through opportunities for original writing in the coursework element.