Department of English
We are a top English department. For 2020 we are ranked 12th out of the 105 English departments in the UK. (See Guardian University Guide 2020: league table for English & creative writing.) Our highest scores are in the categories ‘satisfied with teaching’, ‘satisfied with course’, and ‘satisfied with feedback’.
This is a friendly place to study. Students are taught directly by our specialists in literature, language, and journalism, taking advantage of the excellent research culture. For recent news, please see the Buckingham English Newsletter.
If you have a question before applying or would like to arrange a campus visit, please contact English Admissions. For more general English Department enquiries, please contact the Department Secretary.
Check out the video below, made by our students, to see why they think you should study English.
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, 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. Teresa Heapy, the Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Buckingham, offers confidential and independent support to students with any aspect of essay writing.
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