Are you passionate about literature, creative writing or the origins of language? Or perhaps you see your future in the world of drama and performance? Wherever your interests lie, our English Clearing courses have you covered. Explore our range of pathways and find your ideal degree programme through Clearing today.

English Clearing Degrees

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When you study English with us, you’ll be taught by expert tutors with a vast array of experience. Our staff are committed and enthusiastic, as well as being published poets, authors, playwrights and internationally-renowned researchers. Whatever your future career goals, we’re on hand to provide expert guidance throughout your studies and help to take you in the direction you want to follow.

You’ll be based at our green Peel Park campus, which is just a short walk from central Manchester and close to all of the cultural benefits that the city has to offer – including The Lowry Theatre in Salford, the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester, Manchester International Festival, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and the Manchester Literature Festival.

When you study English at the University of Salford, you won’t be just a number. You’ll be taught in small groups that provide the opportunity for meaningful discussion with your tutor and peers. What’s more, our graduates and alumni have secured a range of creative placements and jobs – at organisations including the Co-Op, The Home Office and National Geographic – so you can be safe in the knowledge that you’ll graduate fully equipped with all of the skills you need for career success.

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English Clearing Places

We offer a number of English Clearing courses, allowing you to focus on the subject area that interests you the most. Whether you’re a budding playwright or a self-proclaimed bookworm, you’ll be able to specialise in the areas of English that interest you. And at the end of it all, you’ll graduate with a portfolio of work and the confidence you’ll need to make an impact from day one of your new career.

If you are interested in all areas of English, you can combine the disciplines of creative writing, drama, English language and English literature by opting for our English multidiscipline degree.

BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline

BA (Hons) English Multidiscipline is a degree unique to the University of Salford, and it allows you to combine your interests from a range of pathways in English literature, English language, drama and creative writing.

On this new degree course, you will be encouraged to pursue your passion and develop vital skills needed for a range of exciting careers in areas such as teaching, media, publishing, marketing and administration.

The course is taught by expert tutors who deliver a diverse curriculum that engages with culture and identity in the twenty-first century. Masterclasses with professionals will give you insights into the publishing, theatre, literary and film industries, as well as research into the therapeutic power of creative writing, the work of drama in social settings, or the application of language to health and social services.  

You will have the opportunity to study abroad for a trimester or undertake a work placement module in arts, media, the creative industries or civic sector. You might also choose to develop your skills as a teacher, or in community settings.

BA (Hons) English Literature

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Whether you’re a practising poet or a blossoming academic, our English literature Clearing course will provide you with the tools you need to take the first step in your literary career. Over the course of three years, you’ll delve into the world of words, studying literature through the lens of diverse theoretical perspectives. Looking for a course with an interdisciplinary focus? Studying English Literature at Salford means you’ll also have the chance to choose from modules specialising in language, theatre, film adaptation and creative writing.

“Having the opportunity to work with friendly, engaging and knowledgeable tutors across a range of exciting and unique modules was pivotal to my success at undergraduate level.” - Daniel Hay, BA (Hons) English Literature

BA (Hons) English Language

Language is a fundamental part of what makes us human, but how often do we stop and think about it? It’s a crucial tool for us to be able to communicate our understanding of the world around us, demanding discipline, observation and imagination. Sound interesting? If so, our English language degree is the right option for you. Designed to delve into the varieties and histories of language, this course will give you the training you need to understand how the written and spoken word is structured and acquired. Analysing a range of perspectives, you’ll also explore how linguistics varies across regions, and how words can help us form our identities and influence social change.

BA (Hons) Creative Writing (Multidiscipline)

As an undergraduate creative writing student studying at Salford, you’ll also have access to the creative writing opportunities Manchester has to offer. You’ll be joining a thriving community of practising writers, playwrights and authors, with the chance to flourish in our state-of-the-art campuses in MediaCity and Peel Park – both of which are designed to nurture talent across the city.

Whatever platform or medium you choose to explore, we’ll support you. On this Creative Writing degree, you'll have access to our:

  • Excellent live performance spaces, including a 350-seat theatre
  • Broadcast standard TV acting and presenting studios (including green screen)
  • A radio drama studio
  • Post-production video and audio facilities

Our students, staff and industry also regularly perform shows using the New Adelphi Theatre to public audiences. 

Visit our campus

If you've not visited our campus yet or you want a second look, now's the perfect time to see where you could be studying this September. Why not jour next Open Day on Saturday 25 June to learn more about our courses, see our campus, get information about student support, and more. Over the summer, we'll also be holding a series of Clearing campus tours, giving you the opportunity to see some of our teaching spaces and accommodation. Sign up for an event today. 

Contact us

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If you have a question about studying one of our courses, email us on or call +44 (0)161 295 4545 today.