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Why study with us?

Here are our top reasons to choose the School of English at Birmingham City University.

English 95% graduates employed
Students Satisfied

National Student Survey 2021

100% of students are satisfied with the teaching on our BA (Hons) English Literature course.

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£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.

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Work placements

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.

Meet or Beat scholarship

Meet or Beat scholarship

If you hold an offer and Meet or Beat our published entry requirements, you could be eligible for a £1,000 scholarship. Find out more.

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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.

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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))

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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))

What's it like to study at the School of English?

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.