Reasons To Study With Us

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

1. 100% overall satisfaction in the NSS

We received 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey for English Literature in 2021.

2. Internationally excellent research

77% of research undertaken by lecturers from the School of English, is classed as world – leading or internationally excellent. (The Research Excellence Framework (REF2014)).

3. Impact beyond academia

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)).

4. 24/7 Library - Curzon Building

The School of English is housed in the Curzon Building, a £63 million development, located on our City Centre campus, in the vibrant second city that is Birmingham. Discover your bright and open learning spaces including your 24/7 library.

5. Work placement opportunities

We are committed to developing strong links with employers in Birmingham and the West Midlands. Several language and creative writing modules have explicit employer and industry engagement, where you’ll work in collaboration with employers and partners over the course of a semester and be encouraged to adopt industry-standard practises to facilitate connections and links independently with external organisations.

6. Erasmus - Study abroad

Erasmus provides you with the opportunity to take part in life-changing experiences while studying for your degree. During your time with us you’ll have the chance to complete part of your study abroad in one of many European countries that take part in the scheme.

7. 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.

8. Second city location

We are a part of Birmingham’s economic and cultural renaissance. A city with an international reputation that could help you get to wherever your imagination desires. Its friendly population is what makes Birmingham a dynamic, multicultural city – and also one of the largest cities in Europe offering a heady mix of galleries, music, restaurants and bars.