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School of Arts and Media

English, Creative Writing and Drama


We offer a variety of courses for those who are passionate about English, with areas of study including English Literature, Language, Drama and Creative Writing.

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.

Our graduates typically go on to secure jobs in publishing, journalism, advertising and PR, creative media and teaching. We enjoy a close relationship with the cultural industries and you’ll be actively encouraged to take full advantage of our contacts to further their professional development.

Our teaching staff includes professional, internationally recognised writers, directors, poets, performers and academics. These industry contacts ensure that you’ll get the opportunity to hone your skills and to get involved with local and national theatre festivals, writing competitions and academic publications.

We also host guest speakers including publishers, commissioners, directors and playwrights, giving you the chance to improve your practice and make important industry contacts. We also work closely with the BBC to identify and support writing talent.

You’ll have the opportunity to study popular fiction and literary theory as part of an English Literature course, understand the ways we communicate in English Language or create your own script or other original piece of work in Drama or Creative Writing. Whichever path you take, studying English with us will open up a whole world of creativity and opportunity.

You can find out more about our English courses below, including details of modules and entry requirements, by selecting an option below: