The School offers a variety of courses for those who are passionate about English.

Areas of study include English literature, drama and creative writing. You can study the English language at degree level, and we also run courses in English for those whom English is not their first language.

Versatile learning for adaptive graduates

Working with creative professionals to foster new talent


The nature of our curriculum develops graduates who are excellent communicators, adept in a host of transferable skills including analytical thinking, cultural awareness and strong research skills, all highly sought after by employers.

Typical career paths pursued by our graduates include publishing, journalism, advertising and PR, creative media and teaching. Many of our graduates also go on to further study.

Learn from accomplished creative professionals

The School enjoys a close relationship with the cultural industries and our students are actively encouraged to take full advantage of our contacts to further their professional development.

93% of English graduates go on to graduate level employment or further study within 6 months of graduationDLHE 2010

There are opportunities to take part in master classes with critically acclaimed artists and writers including Allen Fisher, Tamarin Norwood, Phil Davenport, Christine Kennedy and Professor Robert Sheppard. We also host guest speakers including publishers, commissioners, directors and playwrights, giving students the chance to hone their skills and make important industry contacts.


We also work closely with the BBC to identify and support writing talent. Our partnerships include the Writersroom initiative and 'Write by the Quays', where students can have their work showcased at our MediaCityUK venue in front of creative gurus including Kate Rowland, Creative Director of New Writing at the BBC and Tamara Harvey, Associate Director at the Bush Theatre, London.

Visit the BBC website to view our blogs and videos from the latest Write by the Quays.