…realise your potential.

Why study with us?

Here are our top reasons to choose the School of English at Birmingham City University.

English 95% graduates employed
95% graduates employed

Embedded employability

95% of graduates are in employment or full time study, 6 months after graduation (2014/15 DLHE). Their career paths include teaching, librarianship, marketing, journalism and PR.

English 63 million building
£63 million building

The Curzon building – a state of the art addition to the City Centre campus

Home to the School of English, the building also houses a number of student facilities, our unique Student Union as well as our six storey library.

Earn while you learn

Earn while you learn

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles at the University, gaining experience in crucial aspects of job applications and valuable feedback on your work.

English Work placements
Work placements

Develop skills and abilities in a sector specific context

We are committed to developing strong links to industry. You’ll work in collaboration with employers and partners and be encouraged to adopt industry-standard practices.

Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome all new undergraduate degree students starting in 2017 or 2018, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.

English Second City location
Second City location

A centre of excellence in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside development

Our home is a city full of culture, business and media and was selected as one of the top ten destinations in the world to visit in 2015 by travel publisher, Rough Guides.

English World leading research
World leading research

Internationally excellent research

77 % of research undertaken by lecturers from the School of English, classed as world-leading or internationally excellent. (The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014))

Impact beyond academia

Our research has a real-world impact

100% of the School’s research that had an impact beyond academia, was judged to be ‘outstanding’ or ‘very considerable’ in reach and significance. (The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014))

What's it like to study at the School of English?

The School of English at Birmingham City University is well-reputed for its high quality of teaching, wide range of courses for undergraduates and postgraduates, and its world-leading research.

Students have access to excellent learning facilities and resources, directly benefiting from our first-class research.

Get to know us

Explore the school for yourself at our next Open Day

See the learning environment within our £260 million city centre campus for yourself.

Come to one of our open days and visit the home of the School of English in our newly built city centre campus. Take a tour of our six storey, 24 hour library and see our learning spaces. It’s your chance to talk to our knowledgeable and friendly staff and ask any questions you might have.

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