Undergraduate Study in the Department of English Literature

Come and study at one of the top 30 universities for English in the World (QS, 2022). You will explore, research and study a wide range of literary specialisms, from Old English to digital cultures, and everything in between.

David, BA English student

I love studying English at Birmingham. You are taught new fields of study and apply them to texts to see them in a new light. My favourite is postcolonial criticism, as you see how racial identities are portrayed across time and how they have changed.


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We’ve partnered with Springpod to create a Subject Spotlight on English Literature, presented by our very own Professor John Holmes. This Spotlight provides a way for you to find out what it would be like to study an English Literature degree. Take a look at the trailer here!

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