Why study with us?
Here are our top reasons to choose the School of English at Birmingham City University.
97.4% graduates employed
97.4 per cent of our 2017 graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduating. (2016/17 DLHE). Their career paths include teaching, librarianship, marketing, journalism and PR.
£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 a library that's open 24/7 during term time.
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.
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 2018 or 2019, we're giving away at least £150 worth of credit to spend in a host of ways.
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.
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))
Get to know us
What's it like to study at the School of English?
Our next undergraduate Open Day will take place on Saturday 2 October 2021