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High-quality teaching

Learn from the best: Our teachers in English language, literature, creative writing and drama are published authors and leading researchers.

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English Degree Courses

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.

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Outstanding NSS, REF and DLHE results

School of English students gave their school a first-class rating in the 2016 National Student Survey.

In a School where teaching is informed by the world-leading research undertaken by our staff, these results add to the School’s performance in REF2014 and the DLHE survey, which show that 95 per cent of our students are in work or full-time study six months after graduating.

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The School of English blog offers an insight into life as a student on our courses.

It’s managed by our students and staff, so if a personal perspective is what you’re looking for then this is the place to be!

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Our facilities

With an investment of £260 million across our buildings and facilities, we are committed to giving you the very best learning environment to help shape your experience.

In the Curzon Building you will have access to a six-storey library, dedicated drama workshops and there are plenty of informal ‘break out’ areas available, creating an open, sociable atmosphere.

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