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The University of Birmingham has been ranked in the top ten English departments in the UK in the latest results from three major league tables: the Times and Sunday Times, Complete University Guide, and the Guardian.

Stratford Residential

English has risen up the league tables, jumping five places in the Complete University Guide and the Guardian and ten places in the Times and Sunday Times. 

The league tables rank institutions based on a variety of factors including student satisfaction, research quality, investment in facilities and graduate prospects, focused primarily on undergraduate provision.

The department’s recent performance reflects its consistently excellent record of employment - with over 90% of its graduates in jobs or further study six months after graduation – and outstanding results in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.

Undergraduate programmes include honours degrees in:

Professor Jeff Bale, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education said: “Our latest league table performances reflect our investment in delivering high-quality and distinctive education by excellent academic staff supported by outstanding professional services.

"We are enhancing the student experience with new student-centred facilities, including a state-of-the-art library and sports centre.

"As well as our focus on research excellence, we are committed to delivering a first-class experience for our students in every aspect of their university life; from exemplary teaching and sector-leading careers support, to outstanding facilities and a vibrant social life.

"These rankings demonstrate our achievements in a highly competitive market and we will continue to build on these great successes to provide our students with an outstanding experience at Birmingham."