Undergraduate study in English Literature


By studying English at Birmingham, you will be joining a leading community of undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff. In your teaching, you will benefit from the department’s place at the centre of the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies, including the Shakespeare Institute, with its close connections to the Royal Shakespeare Company. 

English can be studied at Birmingham in a number of ways: as a Single Honours degree, as one half of a Joint Honours degree, and as a component of some Major-Minor combinations. Find out more about our innovative degree courses by clicking on the links below.

Our English literature undergraduate degree courses

English BA

Studying English will enable you to explore past and present cultures and societies through a wide range of perspectives and in a variety of different literary genres. Learning about and applying different theoretical approaches such as post-colonialism, historicism and [more...]

English Language and Literature BA

Join one of the largest concentrations of English specialists in the UK with a range of expertise across English Language and English Literature. Our BA English Language and Literature single honours programme allows you to benefit from distinctive, [more...]

English with Creative Writing BA

Studying English Literature and Creative Writing in combination allows you to develop your skills as a writer, whilst setting your own work and aspirations in the context of the wider literary world.

Our BA programme introduces you to a broad range of [more...]

English undergraduate open day talks

Dr Daniel Moore delivers the 2014 undergraduate open day talk on studying English Literature at Birmingham.

Dr Luke Kennard introduces the BA English with Creative Writing course at the University of Birmingham undergraduate open day 2013.