School of English Student Experience

Whether you’re coming to Birmingham City University as new student or returning as a postgraduate, starting university is an exciting time.

We're committed to helping you settle into university life as swiftly as possible. Learn about the inspirational stories of our english students. Hear about their experiences, placements and what they did after graduating.

Student information

Placement Profiles

If you take part in a work placement module, you’ll develop skills and abilities in a sector specific context, while ensuring that your academic aims and objectives are met as part of your wider learning journey.

Placement profiles

Which English course is right for you?

Whether you want to screen write plays, teach English as a foreign language, or become a recognised novelist, read on to see how our courses can help you towards all of these goals and more.

Find your course

Student Support

Making the transition to university can be a big step at any age. That's why we're on hand to offer advice, support and knowledge on a wide range of issues.

Student support at BCU


The School of English is a thriving research community conducting research in English Language, Linguistics and Literature from the Middle Ages to the present.


Study abroad

Whatever you want to achieve, studying or working abroad will give you the skills, knowledge and experience to make a difference to your future.

Go abroad

Student stories

We have a diverse and exciting community of students who study English at BCU. Read their stories, and find out why they decided to study English in Birmingham

Student stories

Hear from our students

We have an entire student led channel for all things Birmingham City University. From videos on what you should expect, to what it's really like to study in Birmingham.

Our blog

Welcome to the online home of the creative community that is the School of English at Birmingham City University. Our blog is for sharing our experiences, ideas, stories and success with each other, the industry and the world

More information

  • Accommodation

  • Admissions

  • Student support

  • Social media

  • Coronavirus


Find your home from home at BCU. Queen’s Hospital Close offers hassle-free accommodation located on Bath Row, which is just a 20-minute walk to City South Campus and less than a mile from the Bull Ring’s renowned shopping and the city centre’s restaurants and bars.

More about accommodation


Read our admission FAQs to get your application questions answered. If your question isn’t covered, we have all the details of how to get in touch.

More about admissions

Student support

From disability and mental health support to CV and job interview training, BCU ensures you have all you need during your time here – and beyond – to succeed and flourish in your studies and career.

More about student support

Social media

Follow our social media channels and discover more about life at BCU, including what the University and city will offer you if you study here.

More about social media


For information and updates in relation to coronavirus, including details on how we are supporting our applicants, please see our dedicated webpages.

More about coronavirus