Department of English

The English Department is ranked in the top twenty university departments nationally, coming 18th out of the 102 English departments at UK universities in the Guardian University Guide 2014. It is a friendly place to study, where students are directly taught by our specialists in Literature, Language, and Journalism, taking advantage of the excellent research culture of the department.

If you have a question before applying or would like to arrange a campus visit, please contact English Admissions. For more general English Department enquires, please contact the Department Secretary.

The Department offers Creative Writing courses which are available to outside students on a one-off basis.

One of the many reasons for studying a degree in English is to become a first-rate writer, whether for intellectual, creative, or professional purposes. Few write good prose. We encourage all our students to become professional-level writers. See our Writing Guide (PDF file of 226 KB), which is useful for those still at school. For help with your GCSE and AS-level work, see Resources for Schools. Students at all levels will benefit from the excellent suite of advice pages offered by the Royal Literary Fund.

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