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English and Modern Languages

Queen’s has a particular strength in the English and Modern Languages joint school, usually admitting one of the largest cohorts for the subject in the University. It divides roughly half and half between the English curriculum and that of the chosen modern language. Students choose options from the subjects studied by single honours students in each subject.  After the first year, those who wish can follow some of the options in English Course II, which concentrates upon Anglo-Saxon and Medieval language and literature, or continue with English Course I, which consists of courses across the whole range of periods.  Although the Honour School of English & Modern Languages is a separate Honour School, students in this School study alongside single honours students in both English and Modern Languages. The intention is to provide a context for interdisciplinary study, similar to the PPE course. We believe that the tutorial system in a collegiate university provides an especially fruitful environment for this type of study.

Tuition for this Honour School is provided by the Tutors in French, German, Spanish and English, and by the Lecturers in French, Italian, Portuguese and Russian.  You may want to read the separate descriptions under English and Modern Languages for more information about the two elements of the course.