Study English

The English Department is a friendly place with very high aspirations for each of its students, both during the time of their degree and in the wider world. We have small groups and therefore come to know each of our students by name, facilitating confidence and an environment which nurtures debate and independent thought. Our small, dedicated team of academics are experts in their field, publishing regularly in their specialisms and bringing that scholarship into the tutorial space to foster research-led teaching.

We are also a global university, with one of the country’s highest levels of international students on our beautiful campus. Our recent students have been a wonderful and diverse group of people. There have been a mix of about 55% UK and 45% overseas, with students from across Britain, including some local students from Buckinghamshire and the surrounding counties, and also overseas students from countries where English is spoken as a second or foreign language: Arab Emirates, Bahamas, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Nigeria, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, USA.

If you have any questions, please contact Programme Director Dr Peter Sloane on

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